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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tasty Tacos

Here we are a Sunday again, where does the weekend go???  Well here is a quick and easy weekday recipe, fish tacos.  They really are delicious, I will go out on a limb and say they are taco wagon have to try these.  The red cabbage slaw really makes the whole thing.  If you like it extra spicy add more jalapeño, but as is they are about a medium in the heat factor department.  OH and like I said these are so quick, I will go on record and say that they are even faster than a regular taco, because the fish takes less time to cook than the beef.  Really if you like fish tacos this is a fantastic recipe to try out.  This is the second time I've made this recipe and it wont be the last, this will definitely be a go to recipe in our house.

Fish Tacos
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 T fresh lime juice 
1/4 small red cabbage, thinly shredded
4 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 jalapeno, halved lengthwise, one half minced
2 T olive oil
1 lb tilapia fillets (or other firm white fish)
8 flour tortillas (6in)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

In a bowl combine sour cream and lime juice; season with S&P.  Transfer half the mixture to another container; set aside for serving.  Toss cabbage, scallions, and minced jalapeno with remaining sour cream mixture.  Season again with S&P.

Heat oil and remaining jalapeno half in skillet; swirl to coat bottom of pan.  Season fish with S&P; cook until golden brown on all sides (5-6 min).  Discard jalapeno.

Meanwhile, warm tortillas either in oven or over gas burners.
To make tacos, fill tortillas with slaw, fish, and fresh cilantro.  Drizzle with reserved sour cream mixture.  
Serves 4.  

Logan Rating: ****


  1. We're making this tonight for dinner! Can't wait. I'll let you know how they turn out. Stay tuned :)

  2. Hey Paige - so I thought the tacos were just 'okay' but my husband Paul loved them! (I have never eaten fish tacos before, but I felt they lacked some flavor. Paul, on the other hand, added some hot sauce and thought they were fantastic.)
    Ratings are as follows:
    Kim: **
    Paul: ****


  3. hmmmm, well I'm VERY glad Paul enjoyed them, but bummed you didn't like them as much. All the flavor really comes from the slaw and the cilantro on this one, maybe you just needed a little more kick...Through this blogging process I've discovered how different peoples tastes can be, while I may love something Logan may give it a 2. Crazy! Well hope the next adventure is more successful...might I suggest the Pork Posole (soup) SO GOOD!!!

  4. P.S. It's so fun for me to see that you're trying some of the recipes, even if you don't love them all. Keep the ratings coming! :)

  5. Thanks! Will do for sure. I find that using your blog is better than turning to a cook book because I like your pictures and the advice that comes from your own trial and error.
    I'll continue to let you know when we try something else. Thanks for the suggestion of the Pork Posole! Maybe we'll give that one a shot.