Sunday, July 26, 2009

Specialty of the House!

What's on my menu tonight?
One of my all-time favorites!

Fish Tacos With
Lime-Cilantro Crema

You can find this luscious
recipe and lots of other goodies

Cumin, coriander, and paprika lend these fish tacos a delightfully warm, smoky flavor. They're the perfect foundation for the zippy sour cream sauce. For an appealing variation, substitute peeled medium shrimp for the snapper or romaine in place of cabbage.


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.


~La Rustique Market~ said...

Those look yummy! Thanks for sharing and making me hungry! hehehe!!!


Sue said...

I was just thinking of ahi tacos a minute ago because I'm starving right now. It's hard work sucking up rat shit (remember the rat episode, thanks Bryce) with a shop vac that is missing pieces in the hot garage! But, my treadmill is now waiting for me to make an appearance in the morning! Thanks for the recipe, I may go try it RIGHT NOW!!

trash talk said...

OK, first it's wine with a cork no less, now find dining tacos. I guess my "roll your owns" would be considered gauche?

Ann said...

i have never had a fish taco...after seeing this I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!!!! darn,too late to go to market to buy the ingredients,I'lll have to wait until tomorrow.