Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blackened Fish Tacos

I came across some tilapia in my freezer recently that I had forgotten about. I think I came across it when I was rummaging for more chicken breasts. I thought of the tilapia when I was making up my menu for this week and thought I'd fix these fish tacos. We've only had them a couple times, but we've really liked them each time. Plus I had a lot of chicken meals, so I wanted to add in some fish and/or vegetarian meals as well to appease the husband.

Blackened Fish Tacos
Slaw:
1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops
2 Tbsp snipped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Cajun or blackened fish seasoning
2 cups broccoli slaw mix

Fish:
1 pound tilapia or catfish fillets
1 Tbsp Cajun or blackened fish seasoning
1 avocado, seeded and sliced
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
3 medium radishes
Additional snipped fresh cilantro (optional)

For slaw, combine green onions, cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, sugar, and Cajun seasoning. Whisk until blended. Add slaw mix; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat grill pan over medium heat 5 minutes. Moisten fish fillets with water and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Lightly spray pan with vegetable oil. Place fillets in pan; cook over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, carefully turning once. Remove from heat. Flake fish into bite-size pieces.

Cut avocado in half lengthwise; remove seed and cut flesh away from skin. Cut one avocado half into slices. Reserve remaining half for another use. Warm tortillas in microwave or oven. Once heated, top tortillas evenly with slaw mixture and fish. Grate radisehs evenly over fish. Top with avocado slices and sprinkle with additional cilantro.

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I'm excited for these. They're tasty and filling but light. I'm going to make Jen B's pinto beans to go with it. Last time I made them, I overcooked them a little. They were still good, just more the consistency of refried beans instead of whole beans. I heart them a lot, so I'm excited for them.

Had I thought about it, I would have picked up some tortilla chips at the store to have as well and used the remaining half of the avocado for some homemade guacamole. Oh well.

1 comment:

Jen B. said...

This sounds really good. I think i will incorporate this into our menu this week. YUM.