6/4/11

Fish Tacos with Lime Cilantro Dressing


Oh what a great day today! First we did the Corona del Mar Scenic 5K, a beautiful run/walk with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Then we spent some time by the pool enjoying a gorgeous Southern California afternoon. What better way to end the day than with some delicious and healthy fish tacos? I even lightened up the dressing using Greek yogurt.

And these tacos are quick to make.  About 35 minutes total time in the kitchen. First you whip up the quick marinade for the fish. While it's marinating you make the dressing. Then you put the fish in the oven and while it's cooking you get your setup ready. Pull the fish out of the oven, assemble your tacos, and eat. So easy!

Fish Tacos with Lime Cilantro Dressing

Serves 4 (serving size - 2 tacos)

Oven 425 degrees F

Ingredients:
1 lb. wild caught halibut (or Mahi Mahi), cubed and lightly salted with sea salt
8 corn tortillas
shredded cabbage for garnish
chopped fresh organic cilantro for garnish
sliced avocado for garnish
lime wedges for garnish

Marinade:
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 small to medium Serrano pepper, minced (remove seeds to make mild, I leave them in)
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
fresh cracked pepper

Lime Cilantro Dressing:
1/4 to 1/2 bunch fresh organic cilantro
1 large clove garlic, smashed and rough chopped
juice of 1/2 orange
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt (I use Fage 2%)
1/4 teaspoon salt
fresh cracked pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

To make the marinade:
In a medium bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients.

marinade

Pour marinade over the cubed and salted fish, turn to coat, then place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow to marinate.

halibut with marinade

While fish is marinating, prepare your dressing.

To make the lime cilantro dressing:
Place all ingredients for dressing, except olive oil, in food processor and blend until it's a smooth consistency and ingredients are well mixed - about 10 seconds or so. Next while the food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil through the spout. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt or pepper if needed and set aside.


Remove fish from refrigerator and drain off the marinade. Place fish in a shallow baking dish and place in oven. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until fish is opaque in the center and flakes easily.

While fish is baking get your setup ready - shredded cabbage, sliced avocado, lime wedges, chopped cilantro.

When fish is almost done, heat up your corn tortillas. When fish is done, remove from oven, assemble tacos and enjoy.



24 comments:

  1. wow awesome tacos and it does sound like a perfect day

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  2. Gorgeous...I LOVE fish tacos!! I could eat these with some cold beer on a hot Texas evening!!

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  3. Veronica these fish tacos look amazing I totally have to try these. Live the paprika infused marinade and the yoghurty citrus dressing sounds wonderful. Beautiful photos as always :-)

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  4. These look great. I especially like the fish is baked. Thanks for sharing one of my favorite meals- fish tacos!

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  5. These look wonderful. Cilantro and lime are two of my favorite flavors. Beautiful pictures!

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  6. wow, I came in to this page and the first thing I said to myself was - I HAVE to make this sometime this week. I can almost taste the flavours on my tongue!

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  7. First, congratulations on the Top 9.

    I've been testing and testing {and testing...} a new fish taco recipe, and it keeps falling short. Looking at your recipe I now see why! I haven't even thought to try Greek yogurt in the sauce. I'm going to have to give it a whirl {and give you credit of course}.

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  8. I'm not a cilantro fan but your dressing actually has me wanting to give it a try. We love fish tacos and cook them a different way every time. We'll do your recipe next time.

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  9. To me, fish tacos are the ultimate light summer meal. Your version sounds wonderful and I love that you lightened up the dressing with Greek yogurt.

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  10. So healthy and refreshing. I am so making this for dinner tonight.

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  11. Very mouthwatering recipe. I have never try cooking them before, with your recipe I am more than willing to try it this summer. I am sure it will become a family favorite.

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  12. This is the perfect summer weeknight meal.

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  13. Love it! Can't wait to try it...thanks for sharing

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  14. These sound and look fantastic! I am bookmarking these to make when my dad comes to visit in a couple weeks, he loves fish tacos! Congrats on Top 9, these deserve it!

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  15. That marinade looks so good. I love fish tacos and I love that these are not fried too!

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  16. We're making fish tacos tonight for dinner so I may just have to try this dressing! Looks delicious

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  17. Simply gorgeous tacos...and they look fabulously delicious :)

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  18. Yum! Made these, and loved them. I reposted on my blog - homemadetoast.blogspot.com Love your recipes, can't wait to try more!!

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  19. We are big fish taco fans, but I've not found a really good recipe to make myself. This one however, looks to be just about ideal. The flavors and perfect, my husband adores cilantro. Printed! Thank you!

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  20. This looks so decadent and fresh. And with halibut?! Huh. What a thought! It all sounds and looks fantastic.

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  21. I just discovered your blog through a photo on pinterest! You are a girl after my own heart as I can see you love cilantro, goat cheese and figs!!

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