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Fiesta Fish Tacos!

Fish Tacos

When it is cold outside, I often crave foods that are spicy.  USDA’s MyPlate  recommends that we replace some of our protein 2-3 times a week with seafood, especially fish that is high in omega-3’s  like salmon, tuna and mackerel.  Eating baked fish can get boring, so this week, lets spice it up with some fresh vegetables and herbs.  Add a fresh fruit salad and you have a delicious meal.  Did Someone Say Fiesta?

Serves: 5 –

Serving size: 2 tacos
Cost per serving: $1.45

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup light ranch-style dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine (optional)
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix or broccoli slaw
  • 10 6-inch corn tortilla
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 pound firm white fish (tilapia, swai, domestic mahi-mahi, or halibut), cut in 1-inch pieces or in 10 strips
  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Stir together the dressing, lime juice, chili powder, pepper, and jalapeno (if desired). Pour over coleslaw mix and stir to mix well. Cover and place in refrigerator until serving time.
  2. Warm the corn tortillas according to package directions.
  3. Heat the oil in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. While the oil heats, spread the cornmeal on a plate. Pat the fish pieces in the cornmeal to coat on all sides. Fry the fish in hot oil until the cornmeal is lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Top each tortilla with some of the fish and some of the coleslaw mix. Fold in half and serve with the chopped tomato, if desired.