Monday, August 29, 2011

Mmm...Fish Tacos

I have never really had fish tacos but people seem to really like them including the hubs. Since we're on a healthy eating kick, I made fish tacos this weekend. It was tasty and fresh and so easy to make on my George Foreman! Go George!

1 lb tilapia filets or another white flakey fish
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice of 2 limes
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced - more if you like it hot
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
8 6" corn tortillas, warmed
Hot sauce (Cholula is my fave!)

Of course, toppings are optional but they so make it a fish taco! Here's what I used:
Cilantro, chopped
Red onion, sliced thin
Tomatoes, rough chopped
1 lime
1 Avocado, sliced
2 cups shredded cabbage (I used napa)
You could even use sour cream but that'd be naughty!

In a large dish, add oil, chopped jalapeno, lime juice, chopped cilantro. Whisk together and add fish, making sure each side of tilapia filets are coated. Season generously with salt and pepper. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare your toppings. Chop the tomatoes and cilantro, thinly slice the red onion, cabbage, and avocado. I seasoned each topping with lime juice and salt.

Take the fish out of the frige. Heat up George (the grill, that is). When nice and hot, grill the fish filets 2-3 minutes depending on thickness. Since you're going to flake the fish anyway, you can check for doneness by poking through the thick middle. Place aside in foil to allow fish to rest for 5 minutes. Then flake with fork.

Heat up your tortillas on the grill or microwave. Serve tortillas and fish alongside with toppings as a make your own bar or pre-assemble if you're that nice.
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Cathleya said...

Congrats on your first fish tacos! A staple in our household! Mmm

BigAppleNosh said...

Yum - they look so fresh and summery!

lavenderpug said...

sounds awesome, and what pretty toppings!

Jessica said...

Fish tacos are so good! These sound delish. :)

Jessica said...

Fish tacos are so good! These sound delish. :)

Jennie said...

i love fish tacos! looks delish

Jennie said...

I just made fish tacos yesterday - similar to yours, but I followed Giada's recipe since I had a craving for arugula. slight variations to her ingredients were mango, arugula, wasabi sauce, and using wonton wrappers baked in the oven(for simplicity, I did not use these). You should check it out if you happen to have arugula hanging around ;)