fish fiesta for two.

by Janetha on April 28, 2011

in meals

hey guys! i just wanted to take a minute and post my fish tacos from last night. they were nothing short of amazing and i just have to share the simple recipe (if you can call it that) with you all.

i had never made fish tacos at home, but they are a restaurant favorite of mine. because i was able to make them myself, they ended up being healthy, no-sugar-added and AMAZING.

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ingredients:

  • 1/2 – 3/4 lb fresh opah (or other flaky fish)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 3 limes
  • 1/4 head of cabbage (any color), chopped
  • small bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ~ 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • one avocado, mashed
  • ~1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • ~1/2 cup salsa
  • enough cheese for sprinkling
  • a can of black beans for a side dish
  • 6-8 corn tortillas (depending on how hungry your husband is)

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directions:

i coated both sides of the fish in olive oil, the juice of one lime and the old bay seasoning, then lined a pan with foil and placed the fish in the center.

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i popped the fish into my oven with the broil set to high.

then i got to work on the fixins.

for the cabbage slaw, i simply combined the cabbage, cilantro and juice of one lime.

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tossed it together and that’s it! it was ready.

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the greek yogurt, mashed avocado, pico de gallo and salsa are real difficult.. they all have the same directions: place in condiment bowl with a spoon.

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whew, that was tough!

tortilla time! so glad i found these locally made, sugar free corn tortillas!

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i heated each one briefly in a cast iron skillet—but i am sure a microwave would do the trick.

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once the fish was cooked through, i flaked it with a fork.

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i diced the final lime into quarters to serve with the tacos.

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and put some mexican cheese in a little dish.. i just used this cheese because i had it on hand, although cotijo would have been delicious!

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i warmed the black beans and served them as a side dish, because fiber is our friend.

assembly time!

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the assembly process is all about personal preference. i did it in this order: greek yogurt, avocado, pico, salsa, fish, cabbage slaw, lime.

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these fish tacos did not disappoint.

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i am so glad i branched out and made a restaurant meal at home! this meal came together in less than twenty minutes and the tacos ended up being more delicious than most restaurant fish tacos i’ve tried.

Qs~

is there anything you always order at restaurants but have never made at home? what’s holding you back?

or..

what popular restaurant items do you make at home?

xo. janetha g.

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Freckled Foodie May 2, 2011 at 5:53 am

mmm! i have never tried fish tacos…do you think it would work with tilapia? i’ve never seen opah in a store… :)

xo.

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janetha May 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

Yes any flaky fish will do!

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