FRESH FISH TACO TIME

Published on: 05/05/2020
two soft fish tacos on blue and white napkin

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two soft fish tacos on blue and white napkin

FRESH FISH TACO TIME

If fish is not your jam, you can certainly go with shrimp, tofu or chicken, for a lean alternative.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of your favorite fish ie. flounder, salmon, your pick!
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 –4 cilantro leaves chopped fine (basil if not a fan)
  • Spice Mix: 1/2 T. cumin 1 T. paprika, 1 T. chili powder
  • 4 bell peppers — mix of red green, yellow, orange, sliced into strips
  • 2 medium onions chopped into small pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nonstick cooking spray or, place olive oil in plant-spray type bottle, so a little goes a long way, without any additional chemicals
  • 6 –8 corn tortillas small/taco-style

Instructions
 

  • Combine spice mix and rub all over fish. Set aside.
  • Heat large sauté pan to medium.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and spread in pan.
  • Add bell peppers and onions.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper (even a dash of cayenne pepper for an extra kick).
  • Cook for 8–10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • *(see note below first)
  • Add other 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to pan.
  • Add garlic and cook for a couple minutes.
  • Add seasoned fish and cook about 3–4 minutes, lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil spray)then flip.
  • After a couple minutes, break fish into smaller pieces with spatula, and finish cooking a few more minutes, or until crisp.
  • Place fish on serving platter and sprinkle with lime juice and cilantro.
  • Serve with peppers, onions and tortillas (or go naked, your choice).
  • For an extra sweet crunch, sprinkle with toasted flaked coconut.

Notes

*While cooking fish, heat corn tortillas according to package directions.

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