Fish Tacos Recipe
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.
Watch Chef John prepare
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
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.
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