Saturday, July 2, 2011

the most delicious food I make

At the beginning of the year, I started getting the magazine Cooking Light in the mail. I had no idea where it came from, but it was addressed to me, so it wasn't being delivered to the wrong person.

At first I wasn't interested because I thought any recipe found in Cooking Light would be bland and gross. Boy, was I wrong! I am so glad I started trying the recipes. Now almost everything I make comes from it.

And now I want to share my adaptation of the most delicious food I make... Blackened Tilapia Fish Tacos.

{image from Cooking Light}

1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream

2 T chopped fresh cilantro

2 T fresh lime juice

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion

1 ripe chopped avocado

2 t brown sugar

1 t dried oregano

3/4 t garlic powder

1/2 t salt

1/2 t ground cumin

1/4 t ground red pepper

4 tilapia fillets (I buy a big bag of frozen fillets at Wal-Mart)

1 T canola oil

8 whole wheat tortillas (or corn or flour, whatever you prefer)

4 lime wedges

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.

2. Saute onion in butter until crisp-tender. Combine onion, avocado, and jalapeno sauce in a small bowl and set aside.

3. Combine brown sugar and next 5 ingredients. Gently rub onto both sides of fish. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork. Break into chunks.

4. Warm tortillas according to package instructions. Divide fish and onion mixture evenly among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges and ENJOY!

I serve this with lime cilantro rice (we usually just stick it right in the tortilla with the fish). Seriously, this is the best meal I make. It's so good.

Oh yeah, still wondering where the magazine subscription came from? My mom got it for me but forgot to tell me until April when I started telling her how many delicious recipes I was getting from it! Thanks, Mom!


Lisa said...

Will you make it for us in Moab? Yum-yum!

The Colvins said...

This looks delish! I love love fish tacos and and going to try this recipe for sure!

Christie said...

We had fettuccine alfredo from Cooking Light for dinner! Even though we don't eat fish that still looks delicious. What is your recipe for cilantro rice?