First, make your chipotle sour cream and cabbage slaw toppings
First we'll make the chipotle sour cream and cabbage slaw, so you'll be all ready to get assembling when the seasoned Alaska pollock and the wonton taco cups are done.
To make your chipotle sour cream: Mix 1/2 cup sour cream with 1 minced chipotle pepper and 1 Tbsp of chipotle sauce, along with a little sea salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
To make the cabbage slaw: Combine lime juice, chipotle, sour cream, olive oil, and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in cabbage and carrot until nicely coated, then season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Now, let's make the cute little wonton cups!
Once the toppings are done, let's start the wonton cups baking and get the fish going. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees, and spray the bottom of each cup of a 24 ct mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
Brush each wonton wrapper lightly with olive oil, using just about 1/2 a Tbsp across all 24, give them the very tiniest sprinkle of sea salt (optional), then press each wrapper (oil side up) into one cup of the prepared mini muffin tin. Bake the wonton taco cups at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown and crisped up. Remove from oven and let them cool in the pan while you finish the fish. (Note: You can also prepare these a day in advance and keep them in a tightly sealed container until ready to use.)
And now on to the main event, your seasoned Alaska pollock!
While the wonton cups are in the oven, place your Alaska pollock in a baking dish. Combine the lime juice with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, smoked paprika, oregano, black pepper, garlic, and Kosher salt, then cover both sides of the fish with the lime/spice marinade and let it sit for about ten minutes.
When fish is done marinating, heat an empty 12" cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for two minutes so that it's nice and hot when you add the fish. Add the marinated Alaska pollock to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side (depending on thickness), until fish becomes opaque and flakes easily with a fork. (Mine here was done after three minutes on the first side, plus another two minutes after flipping over.)
Break the cooked Alaska pollock into small pieces with a fork.
Let's get assembling!
Arrange your empty baked wonton taco cups on a large platter or tray. Fill each cup with the sauteed seasoned Alaska pollock and a little diced avocado, then top them with the optional cabbage slaw & chipotle sour cream.
It's easy to make this kid-friendly mini fish tacos recipe fit different tastes, just by omitting the chipotle sour cream and/or cabbage slaw. Most of the heat in this recipe is in the toppings, making these super customizable to tiny taste buds.
Alaska Pollock Mini Fish Tacos from Mashup Mom: https://www.mashupmom.com/alaska-pollock-mini-fish-tacos/