Monday, July 27, 2009

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

This recipe is so good and the seasoning can be used for regular tacos as well. In a pinch, you can rub the fish with packaged taco seasoning. This is one of Marc's favorite recipes and he always squirts lots of extra lime on his. The recipe calls for red snapper, but we use the tilapia filets you can get at Costco. I also use plain yogurt in place of both mayo and sour cream.


  • CREMA:
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • TACOS:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds red snapper fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage


Preheat oven to 425°.

To prepare crema, combine the first 8 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

To prepare tacos, combine cumin and next 5 ingredients (through garlic powder) in a small bowl; sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of fish. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake on a broiling pan at 425° for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Place fish in a bowl; break into pieces with a fork. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage and 1 tablespoon crema.


Linda said...

I just saw the link to this blog, and I am so excited to try lots of these recipes--thanks for taking the time to share!!!

Your "Cousin,"

Melanie said...

This recipe was SUPER yummy with the halibut, too! Thanks for making it. I think I may try it on my own with the halibut.