Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tilapia Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

As much as I love baking I have to hold off a little bit once again. I've gained a lot more weight than I need...of course not all of it is from baking...I had gotten out of my workout routine and my portion control habits. It has caught up with me so for now, I am cooking mostly healthy and only baking for special occasions (we'll see how long this lasts :))

I LOVE fish tacos and found an Ellie Krieger recipe from none other than The chipotle cream was delicious. I only changed a couple things. I added onions with the corn and sauted them for a couple minutes in a pan and I also doubled the chipotle because I love me some spicy :)


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound white flaky fish fillet, like tilapia or halibut

Chipotle cream:
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chipotle pepper, in adobo sauce

8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded green cabbage or lettuce
1/2 cup corn kernels (thawed if frozen)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges


In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the fish fillets and let marinate for 20 minutes. Put the yogurt into a strainer lined with apaper towel and place over a bowl to drain and thicken for 20 minutes.

Remove the fish from the marinade and grill on a preheated grill or nonstick grill pan over a medium-high heat until cooked thorough, about 3 minutes per side. Set the fish aside on a plate for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl combine the thickened yogurt, mayonnaise, and chipotle pepper.

Heat the tortillas on the grill or grill pan for 30 seconds on each side.

Flake the fish with a fork. Top each tortilla with 1 tablespoon of the chipotle cream. Top with fish, cabbage, corn and cilantro and serve with lime wedges.



Taylor said...

I know how you feel...I feel like I've gained 10 pounds since I started blogging! These fish tacos look delicious...and that chipotle cream looks amazing too!

Cocina Savant said...

These look tasty! We quickly figured out that blogging can be detrimental to the waistline, we try to choose two days to make something "blogworthy" and eat lighter the rest of the time. Sometimes the lighter meals turn out wonderful like this one though!!!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

These tacos look great! The sauce sounds wonderful!!

I've definitely saw a change in my waistline after I started blogging and quickly had to balance myself and relearn portion control!!

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