Thursday, February 19, 2009

Easy, Healthy Fish Tacos

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I was in Mexico enjoying the most incredible vacation with my some of my family and two of my dearest friends. And this parrot.

One of the things I love the most about going to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), is that it's right on the Sea of Cortez. The beaches are beautiful and the seafood couldn't be fresher. While I'm there, I try to order as much shrimp and fish as possible.

Now that I'm home, my seafood craving hasn't come to realize that I'm back in the desert. No Sea of Cortez here. Just a serious lack of delicious seafood. I can, though, get great tilapia fairly easily. So to quell my craving for seafood, I decided to make my super easy fish tacos. Just throw together some rice and black beans and you've got yourself (and any lucky dinner companions) a quick and healthy meal. Buen provecho!

Easy, Healthy Fish Tacos

12-16 oz. fresh tilapia filets
2 tsp. olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 lime
8-10 corn tortillas
pico de gallo
shredded cheese


1. Heat non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-low to medium heat.

2. Drizzle tilapia with half the oil, then sprinkle with cumin, salt, and pepper. Place in pan, dressed side down. Repeat oil, cumin, salt, and pepper on exposed side.

3. Cook for approximately four minutes per side, or until firm and coked through, but still flaky. During last minute of cooking on second side, squeeze juice from one lime directly on fish.

4. Layer fish and other toppings, as desired, in a corn tortilla.

One year ago: Caribbean Rice and Beans, one of my favorite vegetarian meals


Erin said...

This looks so yummy! I love fish tacos. I'll have to make them soon!

Laure said...

This looks delicious. I'm glad you had a great trip - I need to make these and pretend like I had a mexican vacation, too! Perhaps a margarita to go with it? :-)

Miss Lemonade said...

Aww thanks! I'm trying your French onion soup this weekend, hopefully mine turns out as good as yours looks!

Katie said...

YUMMY!!! I WIIIISH Dh wasn't allergic to fish, because I want to make these so badly. They look wonderful!

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and so refreshing!

Amy said...

YUM. Fish tacos is one of my favorite meals! I like to make mine with a sour cream/lime sauce, but this looks awesome too! I'm thinking fish tacos this week for sure!!