Sunday, June 22, 2014

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

I love cilantro.  I love lime.  So putting the two together is even better.

I'm no stranger to that combo.  My cilantro-lime chicken tacos are a regular around here.  We love to stuff peppers with a cilantro-lime mixture too.

What I had never tried making is fish tacos.  But after ordering the most delicious fish tacos ever at a restaurant, I knew I needed to try them at home. 

Another food experiment that worked........with credit going to my friend Schlager for the fajita seasoning idea........

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

4 tilapia filets (about 3 to 4 oz. each)
1 packet of fajita seasoning
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 limes
corn tortillas

To garnish:
shredded red cabbage
chopped cilantro
avocado slices
feta cheese

Warm a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Pour the fajita seasoning on a plate (or in a Ziploc bag).  Coat the tilapia on both sides with the fajita seasoning.  Cook the tilapia for about 3 to 4 minutes.  Squirt the juice of one lime onto the fish while cooking.  Flip filets and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes.  The fish should flake easily when done.  In the skillet, use a spatula to separate the filets into smaller strips for serving (roughly four strips per filet).

Prepare the corn tortillas as directed on packaging.  Divide the remaining lime into wedges for garnishing.  Top fish with shredded red cabbage, chopped cilantro, feta cheese, avocado slices, and another squirt of lime.  

Makes 4 to 6 tacos, depending on how much fish you add to each taco.

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Since the maiden-cilantro-lime-tilapia-voyage, we've added them to our summer rotation and made them at least two more times!  

You could probably even cook the fish on a grill!  

Maybe we'll try that next time!

The Chicken Chick

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  1. Yum! Looks delicious. If you're liking fish tacos and cilantro, you should pick up some of Trader Joe's Cilantro Salad Dressing next time you're in StL or KC. It's supposed to be amazing on fish taco's! We are having fish taco's tonight, so maybe I'll do your fajita seasoning, and use up the last of our TJ Cilantro dressing. :)

    1. OHHHH! That does sound great! I have a mile long list for TJ! I hear turbinado sugar is a must have item from there!

  2. I'm a cilantro lime girl too. These look amazing. So simple and yummy!

  3. Yuuum to cilantro and lime.

  4. You had me at 'cilantro.' :) Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog hop, I’ll be featuring you, so please feel free to grab my Featured Button! Have a great week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. WHAT!?!?! AHHHHH! Thank you so much! This is exciting!!!!!!!!!!