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 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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