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Fish Tacos Recipe

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In Cooking Outside the Box, Chef John feature a light dish, perfect for a summer evening - fish tacos. Unlike traditional tacos which feature fried fish, Chef's recipe includes tilapia and a unique twist, pan-seared salsa.

 

The chipotle adds a nice smokiness to the salsa, but you can use any peppers you prefer.

 

From start to finish, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes.

 

Ingredients

 

Fish tacos; Cooking Outside the Box with Chef John

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Fish Tacos

4- 4oz tilapia filets
½ onion chopped
½ cup cilantro chopped
2 tomatoes diced

Juice of ½ lemon
1 chipotle pepper, reconstituted in ½ cup water

4 oz shredded low fat Colby cheese
8 six inch flour tortillas
2 tablespoon olive oil

 

Directions

 

Begin by preparing the salsa. Dice the tomatoes. Roughly chop the cilantro and then disce the onion. If using a whole lemon, gently roll the lemon before cutting to release some of the juices and then cut in half.

 

Heat a sauté pan, add one tablespoon olive oil. Then add the salsa ingredients: tomatoes, onion, cilantro, pepper and lemon. Turn the heat down to low and let simmer while you prepare the fish.

 

In a hot sauté pan add oil and the fish fillets. Once cooked approximately half way, turn and cook the other side. Note -- tilapia tends to stick to the pan.

 

Warm tortillas, place ½ of fish in the tortilla, top with salsa and a little cheese.

 

Serves 4

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving

 

Please note: Nutritional information does not include rice.

 

Calories - 420  
Fat - 11 g

Cholesterol - 55 mg

Total Carbohydrates - 46 g

Fiber - 3.6 g

Protein - 34 g

 

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