Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Simple weeknight dinner. Fish Tacos! So medical school is kind of busy. On top of that, It's my second year and I am preparing to take boards in just a little over a month. This mean that I don't really have a lot of extra time to make fun, new, time consuming recipes. This one is SOOOO simple and quick. It only takes as long as it takes to cook the fish. Assemble, scarf, back to studying (unfortunately)!

What you need (or at least what I use)
  • Frozen Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia
    • At Sams Club they sell big bags of frozen parm crusted tilapia... it's quick and relatively healthy so I usually always have it on hand. 
    • The parmesan crust in this adds a nice extra crunch almost like it's fried fish in the taco... without the extra deep fried calories (and mess)
  • Cole slaw/ shredded cabbage mix (from a bag)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sliced fresh green onions
  • Lime juice (preferably from a real lime, not a hollow plastic lime)
All I do
  • Season with a little onion powder, chili powder, and cayenne (a little goes a long way)-bake according to directions
  • Mix together cole slaw mix, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, lime juice, and olive oil
    • For every half bag of cole slaw I use about a cup of cilantro, 4 green onions, the juice of half a lime, and a couple tablespoons olive oil
    • Do the lime juice first so the acid can coat everything, then drizzle a little olive oil to mix in, season with pepper if you want
    • It will taste pretty limey, but it's REALLY good on the tacos!
  • Once the fish is done, chunk it up with forks, put in in tacos with the slaw, cheese and your favorite fish taco sauce. 
    • Our favorite Mexican restaurant is right across the street so I use theirs, but if you don't have a go to fish taco sauce try this creamy jalapeno ranch sauce 
    • I'm also a big fan of home made guacamole or sliced avocado on these tacos!
  • Wrap everything up together in a nice warm flour tortilla! MMMM
If you don't have the parmesan crusted tilapia, or don't want that extra breading, baking non-breaded tilapia in a little lime juice with the same spices would work great! 

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