Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Why My Husband Loves Me, Reason #462

My husband loves fish tacos. Absolutely lives to try them at any restaurant and can often be found wolfing them down with me at Trudy's - my favorite restaurant. While I love fajitas, I worked on learning to make a mean fish taco because he loves them so much, and because our monthly Trudy's bill was starting to resemble our mortgage. Here's my take on them but beware - they're spicy!

Kelly's Kickass Fish Tacos

  • 6 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each), cut into bit sized pieces
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup, finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup, diced red onion
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 12 corn tortillas

Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Preheat smaller secondary skillet over medium heat. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together corn, bell pepper, and onion. Toss mixture into smaller skillet and cook until veggies are softened. Remove from heat, pour back into bowl and mix in lime juice, cilantro and lime zest.

In a small bowl, combine the cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt. Brush the tilapia with the olive oil and sprinkle cayenne mixture on both sides of the fish. In the large grill pan, cook the tilapia fillets for 3-4 mintues on each side, until completely cooked. Remove from heat. If you want at this point, you can break the tilapia up into smaller pieces for the tacos. It's optional.

Assemble delicious fish taco, topping with the grilled salsa & enjoy!

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