These chipotle lime fish tacos are flavorful and light. I like to top mine with Mexican cole slaw and that’s it!
In keeping with the theme of light and flavorful, I want to tell you about these delicious and easy chipotle lime fish tacos.
The fish recipe is SO scrumptious and would be great all on its own with rice and pico perhaps, but in a taco is where I like it best. It spiced just right and can be prepared any night of the week! No heavy breading or deep frying… um no way! I try to broil fish whenever possible, it’s easier and so much better for you. Afterwards, I place a few hunks of the tilapia on pan-toasted yellow corn tortillas and top with with the Mexican slaw I made yesterday, and in my opinion, that’s all these tacos need. However, feel free to go crazy! Top with slices of jalapeno, a sprinkle of cotija or maybe some guacamole, re-fried beans or a dollop of sour cream to tame the heat from the chipolte powder.
No matter how you top these, in no time you’ll have a light, healthy yet satisfying dinner on your table and in your hands.
In a small bowl combine 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, coriander and onion powder, then add in 3/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (1/2 teaspoon if you want it less spicy) plus a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
Give those a stir…
Before pouring in 2 tablespoons of olive oil…
…squeezing in the juice from 1/2 a juicy lime…
…and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
Mix well until combined.
Place the tilapia (dark vein-side up) on a lightly sprayed (I used my olive oil mister) foiled lined sheet pan. Season with kosher salt and black pepper, then slide it under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
Flip, and season with more salt and pepper before dividing the chipotle-lime mixture on each of the four fillets.
Use a pastry brush to cover the fish fillets.
Continue to broil for 4 to 6 more minutes or until the fish is cooked through, and is opaque and flakes easily.
Use a fork to break off large pieces of fish. Next, place them onto a few pan-toasted yellow corn tortillas. Then top with a little of the Mexican slaw and any other toppings your heart desires.
So much flavor. It’s colorful and very delicious.
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