Fresh Summer Feasting

This delicious recipe comes from Cooking Light and I tried it the other night with great success!  I could not find any fish except tilapia, and it worked just fine.  Add some coronas and lime and voila!  A perfect summer feast.

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)


  • 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 highly recommend serving with this salsa-guacamole hybrid that I was inspired to make after tasting one that Meghan made for Memorial day:

5-6 tomatoes cut into small pieces

3 avocados cut into small pieces

1 purple onion, diced

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup green onion, chopped

juice of 1/2 a lime

salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all together and enjoy!  I almost think it tastes better if you let it sit in the fridge for a while.

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2 Responses to Fresh Summer Feasting

  1. terri says:

    This is summer eating at its best!

    We make this and all stand around the kitchen counter wolfing these tacos down!

  2. Nancy Hart says:

    OK Aileen…Can;t wait to try these awesome sounding tacos!! You are quite the chef I guess!! Love it…food is the best:)

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