tilapia fish taco

Last night we had a Mexican fiesta, but instead of making traditional beef tacos I tried a new recipe for tilapia fish tacos. Yum!

They were so deelish! Like so good I wanted more when they were gone and hours later I'm still thinking about them good. A definite repeat on the dinner rotation.

For garnish we used aged cheddar, arugula, red peppers and homemade salsa. I didn't want to ruin the flavour with Old El Paso salsa so I diced up cherry tomatoes, garlic and a banana pepper and tossed them in a bit of olive oil and lime juice. Go ahead and use whatever garnishes you like though.

So if you want to have your own Mexican fiesta night. Here you go:

You'll need:

  • 2 tilapia fillets (or any white fish)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime (or 2 tbsp lime juice)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • taco shells

Then you:

  1. Mix the cumin, chilli, cayenne in a small bowl with olive oil and lime juice.
  2. Pour spice mixture over fillets and rub all over. Let marinade for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare garnishes.
  4. Heat olive oil in a cast iron pan on medium to high heat, then place tilapia fillets in pan. Cook for 4 minutes each side.
  5. Transfer cooked fish onto a plate and cut up with a fork.
  6. Spoon fish into heated taco shells and garnish.

Done! Ole!

October 20, 2011 — AlannaB