Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Weeknight Dinner - Fish Tacos

In my house - especially on work days - I am a huge fan of quick and easy dinners.  I found a recipe on Pinterest for fish tacos and it has quickly become a go to dinner that is easy and delicious.

We have found (and purchased) frozen panko crusted fish (either cod or tilapia - we like both equally) at Costco.  A box is around $11 and has several meals worth of fish.  Throw them in the oven for 20 minutes and voila! you have crispy fish filets that are wonderful on their own with a little tartar sauce.  But, they transform beautifully into fish tacos - combined with a tangy slaw, creamy cilantro lime sauce and a warm corn tortilla and you have perfection on a plate.

Here is the recipe (adapted from No Food Fights)

Cabbage Slaw:
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 TBSP sugar
1 tsp salt

I package of tri color slaw
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Dissolve sugar and salt in red wine vinegar and pour over slaw.  Its a small amount of dressing and a lot of slaw but it is plenty.  Stir in the cilantro 5 minutes before serving.

Cilantro-Lime Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lime

Combine all ingredients in small food processor or blender until smooth.


Cook fish according to package directions.  We have found that 4-5 pieces of fish (depending on their size) is enough for 6 tacos or 3 per person.

Heat corn tortillas in a pan over medium high heat for 20-30 seconds on each side.

Place fish on tortillas, top with cabbage slaw and drizzle lime cilantro dressing over top.

*the recipe makes slaw and dressing for a several servings.  We will usually do this at least two nights during the week if I make the slaw and dressing.

If you make them, be sure to invite me over so I can test them to make sure you did it right.  Seriously.

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