08 June 2012

Blackened Fish Tacos

The best compliment I had for this dish was when my mother-in-law asked me what restaurant I bought these at. I was GLOWING with pride. Not only do I love this dish because it's delish, but it's also a 30 minute HEALTHY meal that's inexpensive.  And it's great Mexican food without the dairy (I promise-- it's possible).

1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Cajun or blackened fish seasoning
2 cups broccoli slaw mix

1 pound tilapia fish fillets (found frozen and bought fresh... or freshly caught for all you outdoorsy types)
1 Tbsp Cajun or blackened fish seasoning
1 avocado, seeded and sliced
8 - 6 inch tortillas (corn or flour) warmed
Additional cilantro

     For the slaw, combine all ingredients except slaw and mix well.  Add to broccoli slaw and toss. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
     Heat pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Moisten fish fillets with water and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.  Lightly grease pan then cook fillets over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, until flaky, carefully turning once.  Remove from heat and flake into bite sized pieces.
     Warm tortillas in microwave, then top with slaw mixture and fish. Top with avocado slices and sprinkle with additional cilantro.

Hodge Podge Tips:
  • Switch out the avocado with homemade guacamole then add about a Tbsp to each taco-- it's extra work but it adds a burst of flavor.  Then you can munch on the rest with chips! Oh, and don't be afraid to be heavy handed with the cilantro... I love that stuff.

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