Fish Tacos

I've been using (as well as recipes from Southern Living) a lot lately, and trying to focus on eating foods that won't clog my arteries and prematurely kill me. The other night I used a recipe for Snapper Tacos with Chipotle Cream and, as always, added my own adjustments and special touches.

My recipe is below, and the original recipe can be found here:

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1/4 cup sour cream
Salt, add amount for your taste preference
1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large tomato, diced
1 tablespoon butter
Red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning, or paprika
Cumin, add amount for your taste preference
Cinnamon, add amount for your taste preference
4 garlic cloves, minced
Chopped fresh cilantro, about a hand/fistful post chopping
1 pound tilapia (4 fillets)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
3 limes, cut in half and ready to be squeezed
Corn tortillas (this recipe makes about 10 tacos)

Combine sour cream, salt, and chiles; set aside. Only add as much of the chile can as your taste buds can handle. This stuff is smoky!

Season fish with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, tomato, cumin, salt, cinnamon, red pepper flakes or cajun seasoning or paprika, and minced garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently and adding some cilantro every minute. Arrange fish over onion mixture in pan; cover and cook 3 minutes. Turn fish; cover and cook 2 minutes. Break fish into chunks. Stir in lime juice and more cilantro; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Warm tortillas for about 30 seconds. Fill each tortilla with mixture; top each serving with chipotle cream. Enjoy!

**FYI, I got the tilapia fillets for $8 at the River Street Whole Foods in Cambridge, and used Mission White Corn Tortillas and Chiles in Adobo Sauce from the Shaw's on Commonwealth Ave in Allston


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Andi said...
May 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I tried this recipe last night but cooked it all on the grill. Was absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! Will have to try more of yours. Have been gluten free since November 2011.
from Iowa

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