Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fish Tacos

     Growing up my mother tried to make sure that we ate nutritious meals, she tried to make sure we always had a good solid meal on the table every night.  This recipe is one that I created years ago, it is a great weeknight meal, that is a snap to prepare, but tastes so good.  My mother taught me to let the flavor of the food to always shine through, when you use amazing ingredients like these the end result is always going to be good.  I have also found that this recipe is a great way to get children and fussy eaters to give fish a chance.  Try it for yourself, it will become a spring and summer staple in your home as it is in mine.   

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Lime Sauce


1 lb. flaky white fish, I usually use tilapia or catfish
4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
10 to 12 corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cabbage (red or green, I like red for color)

For Sauce:

1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped or pressed
1 Tbsp honey

Mango Salsa:

1 bell pepper (red, yellow, and/or orange), diced.
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
2 mangoes, peeled and cubed
1  large handful cilantro chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste


Combine the oil, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, olive oil, and lime juice together.  Marinate the fish while preparing the lime yogurt sauce.
Prepare the chipotle-lime sauce by combining the yogurt, sour cream, lime juice, chipotle chile, and chopped garlic in a bowl. Season to taste with salt.

Prepare mango salsa by mixing all ingredients together and season to taste with salt.

Remove fish from the marinade and cook through, serve in warmed tortillas, garnish with cabbage and cilantro.

1 comment:

Eftychia said...

Delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing!