Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage - Clean Eating Skillet Cooking

This was a little adventure.  I really liked the blacked fish tacos that one of my old co-workers would make for us.  This was when I worked as a waitress at a Tex-Mex place.  They were amazing, and I haven't found a fish taco that I like as much as his.  This recipe is a good start.  I would like to be able to make it a little bit better, but for a first time make - I'll take it! 


Tilapia (any fish you like)
Cabbage Coleslaw Mix
Small Corn Tortillas
Plain Greek Yogurt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil / Coconut Oil
Lime Juice 
*salsa optional
*cheese optional - recommend pepper jack! 

Blackened Seasoning Mix: 

Black Pepper
Cajun Powder
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Chili Powder 

Pre-heat your oven to 375 and place your corn tortillas on a baking sheet in the oven.  They can cook for about 10 minutes and while the oven is heating up. Start by oiling and heating your skillet  and letting it warm up.  While it is warming mix your seasonings together.  I like my mix to be mostly pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder with the other seasonings mixed in - but you can adjust the cajun to your level of spice that you like.  You can't really go wrong when you mix all of these together.  I never measure them and it always turns out great.  

Once they are seasoned place them in the pan and let them cook.  I would say for 3-5 min before flipping.  Continue to flip until the fish is completely cooked. 

While the fish is cooking in another pan add some coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil and start to cook your cabbage.  Cook as much as you would like - I did about 3 handfuls for 4 tacos.  While it's cooking add some lime juice.  If you are using a fresh lime I would say about 1 lime worth.  I used the store bought lime juice.  Let that cook for about 5 minutes.  

Slice your avocado in half and remove the pit.  I mashed my avocado to spread onto my tortilla.  You could easily have sliced avocado.  

Remove your tortillas from the oven.  Spread your avocado and plain greek yogurt on the shell. Next, place your cooked fish on top of the spread.  Top your taco with the lime cabbage.  You could easily add cheese or salsa to the taco if you choose. 


For FIX FRIENDS you can also use your container to measure - 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1/2 green or 1 green, 2 tsp

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  1. Whats the serving size on these for 21 day Fix? 2 tacos?

    1. I used my containers to measure the portions. 2 corn tortilla = 1 yellow, fill your red with the cooked fish, fill your green for your desired green, salsa is purple to your desired amount, 1/4 an avocado or mashed avocado in a blue, and the oil you cook your fish in would be tsp.

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