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
shredded red cabbage
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!