Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

Um hi amazing!!  This was super easy...and super yummy.  I'm not always a fan of fish - cause I don't like it to taste fishy, but this was the most delicious meal ever!!  It was SOOOOO good!!!
Serves: 6
For the Blackened Fish:
1.5 lbs tilapia fillets
1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
12 corn tortillas

For the Slaw:
½ red cabbage, sliced thin
¼ green cabbage, sliced thin
½ medium-sized onion, diced
½ cup cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
For the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce:
½ cup sour cream
1 ripe avocado, pitted and skinned
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno, chopped and seeded
Salt, to taste
In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, onion powder, cumin, salt, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle the mixture over both sides of your tilapia fillets, and then rub the seasonings in.
Combine all of the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until well-combined.
Combine all of the Slaw ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, add in the tilapia (a few at a time if you can't fit them all at once). Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the outside is blackened and the fish flakes apart easily.
Remove the fish from the heat, and if desired, warm the corn tortillas in the same skillet over medium heat, cooking for about 30 seconds on each side.
Break up the tilapia into 2-3" pieces. Stack the tortillas in twos. Distribute the fish evenly between the 6 sets of tortillas, and top with Slaw and Avocado-Cilantro Sauce. Serve.

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