Tilapia Tacos Your Way
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
This is more of a concept than an actual recipe. It's flexible. No real rules apply other than having a base -- in this case flour tortillas -- as well as fish and lots of toppers. For me, it's all about the veggies. Here, I chose colorful bell peppers and red onions, but you can switch up the veggies based on what's in season: grilled or sauteed zucchini, shredded carrots and shredded lettuce, sauteed greens, etc. For me, avocados diced or turned into guacamole are a must.
  • 1½ pounds tilapia fillets (4 to 6 fillets)
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite marinade (I used Baja Seafood Cooking & Grilling Sauce)
  • As many flour tortillas (or corn tortillas) as you want
  • 3 bell peppers, quartered, tossed with EVOO and grilled or roasted (or sliced thin and sauteed)
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin half-moon-shaped slices and caramelized in a skillet
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed and separated into sprigs.
  • Guacamole
  • Other topper options: Corn kernels, beans, salsa, coleslaw, light sour cream, lime wedges
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tilapia on a cutting board and slice each fillet down the center where the fish connects to create 2 smaller fillets. Place in a bowl, add the marinade, and toss until evenly coated. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the fillets on a baking sheet and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through, about 12 minutes.
  3. To build the tacos, heat each tortilla individually on a dinner-size plate for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Place one piece of fish down the center of the tortilla and top with any or all topping ingredients. Roll up burrito style and enjoy.
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2012/08/22/tilapia-tacos-your-way-nantucket-family-vacation/