Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fish Tacos

Ok so Fish Tacos.  It is the new thing.  Well maybe not new, but lets be honest they are everywhere now.  To try or not to try.  Basically, everyone says they are awesome.  Well, I say that I'd rather have steak.  I have at this point refused to pay for a fish taco because I'd rather have steak if I'm going to pay for a taco.  We do not eat out a lot and if we do eat out it is going to be something I really want.  So I usually cook fish once a week, and I decided to make them myself.  Ummmm...they are amazing!!!!  I did it right too!  No store bought salsa here.  I knew that I was going to give these guys one chance.  They are my new favorite!  We are probably going to be eating them all summer!  Here ya go...easy, easy, easy and soooo yummy!  Plus, not too bad for the waist line if I say so myself. :)

Fish Tacos:
1 Tilapia per person
Fresh Salsa
Sour Cream
Cheese (optional)
Two Tortillas per person (I used Carb Control Tortillas)
Cut the fish into about 1" pieces.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Broil for about 7 minutes (adjust depending on thickness).

 Fresh Salsa: *This cost less than if you were to buy fresh salsa, plus you get more!
Handful of Cilantro leaves
1 Clove Garlic
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 bunch of chopped green onions
1/2 Jalapeno
Juice from 1 lime

Whip out that food processor!  Ya know that thing you got as a wedding present that you rarely use that you had great intentions of using.  Ok first food process the cilantro and garlic.  Scrap the sides, then add the rest of the ingredients.  Food process using the pulse again until well you have salsa!  Don't food process too much. Leave slightly chunky. Super easy and super tasty.  I suggest starting with a little jalapeno and adding more depending on how spicy you like it!

Back to the recipe.  Take about 2 spoonfuls on the salsa and mix with the sour cream to make a spicier cream.  This little step adds a lot of flavor.
I warmed my tortillas in a frying pan for just a few seconds before building my tacos.  Microwave works fine too, but we just don't have one right now.  Layer tacos with sour cream, salsa, fish, cabbage and cheese (optional).  We served it with an ear of corn. 
 Spice up your corn with butter, salt, pepper, and chili powder.  It adds just a hint of an extra kick!


  1. So...this looked so good to me, that it became our meal this week, and boy howdy are they good!

  2. Yeah I am so glad that you liked them!!!