Baja Fish Tacos | Blackened Tilapia

Baja Street Tacos | Blackened Tilapia, Onions in a bright and tangy sauce, cilantro & avocado = dinner in 20 minutes

Delicious and healthy street tacos on the table in about 20 minutes? Yes, yes, and yes.  These tacos are spicy, tangy, and filled with a satisfying crunch.  The sauced onions really make the dish and are right up there with pickled red onions for me – as far as fabulous taco toppings go. So whether you don’t have loads of time during your busy weekend or like us the is a late night dish after a long days work, these tacos are sure to please.

Baja Street Tacos | Blackened Tilapia, Onions in a bright and tangy sauce, cilantro & avocado = dinner in 20 minutes

BLACKENED TILAPIA BAJA TACOS
                  makes 4 {2-taco} servings

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 ripe peeled avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 lime wedges, for serving
  • additional jalapeno & cilantro, for serving

DIRECTIONS: Combine the first 4 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.  Combine jalapeno sauce and onion in a small bowl.
Now, combine paprika and next 6 ingredients (through ground red pepper); sprinkle evenly over fish. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Baja Street Tacos | Blackened Tilapia, Onions in a bright and tangy sauce, cilantro & avocado = dinner in 20 minutes
Next, warm tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish, onion mixture, and avocado evenly among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges and additional toppings as desired.

Onions | Street Taco onions in a glorious sour cream, jalapeno, lime and cilantro sauce

These tacos were bright and tasty, but if you make nothing else – TRY the sauced onions! Fo’ real! Yet another jewel from The New Way to Cook Light | Cooking Light

Enjoy with cold beer,

ApronClad

One Comment on “Baja Fish Tacos | Blackened Tilapia

  1. I love the look of your fish tacos! Yum! And the onions looks great as well 🙂 A perfect and light lunch or dinner!

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