Friday, July 20, 2012

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

I've been trying out some new recipes and wanted to share my favorites.  This year we are splitting a crop share with some friends, which has been fun and also a little challenging to use up everything we get each week.  We have been getting some great food. I have had fun finding new recipes to use the ingredients, such as: cilantro, basil leaves, egg plant, bok choy,  zucchini, zucchini and more zucchini, ect.............  I try to stick with recipes that are quick and easy, because that is the kind of cook I am.  I made these Fish Tacos the other night and loved them.  They were also super quick and  easy.  I got the recipe off

  • Crema:
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Tacos:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds red snapper fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • To prepare crema, combine the first 8 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • To prepare tacos, combine cumin and next 5 ingredients (through garlic powder) in a small bowl; sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of fish. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Place fish in a bowl; break into pieces with a fork. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage and 1 tablespoon crema.
  • I loved the the crema and would probably make twice as much next time.  Also, I didn't use Red Snapper, I used tilapia.  I'm sure any fish would be super yummy.  Also, my kids aren't a big fan of corn tortillas, so next time I will give them flour. I liked the corn with these tacos.   Halibut would be good.  I HOPE YOU ENJOY!

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