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Grilled Tilapia Fish Tacos with Lime & Cilantro Sour Cream

14 Jul

It’s been a bit balmy around here for the last few weeks and hot weather makes it easy to crave something light and refreshing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On this particularly warm night Mike and I decided to relax with a few pomegranate margaritas and grilled fish tacos. I chose tilapia because that is what looked freshest at the market but any firm white fish will do. I am always trying to eat more fish and this is a perfect way to accomplish that.

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Shake up a margarita, get the grill going and enjoy the weather!

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Grilled Tilapia Fish Taco

Serves: 2

Timing: 30 minutes

Tacos:

  • 1/2 pound tilapia
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 lime, juice & zest
  • 1 jalapeƱo, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 to 4 tortillas

Garnish:

  • Lime & Cilantro Sour Cream (recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro
Lime & Cilantro Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 lime. juice and zest (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions:

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Whisk together the canola oil, lime juice and zest, coarsely chopped jalapeƱo and cilantro. Marinate fish in this for 15 to 20 minutes.

While the fish is marinating slice the avocado, chop the tomatoes and combine the sour cream, lime juice, lime zest and chopped cilantro leaves together. Let the sour cream sit and the flavors marry while the fish is grilling.

Place the fish in a grill basket or directly on the grill. Grill for about 4 to 5 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds to a minute and remove from the heat. Let rest for at least 5 minutes and then flake the fish with a fork. Option to reduce/cook the extra marinade and drizzle on flaked fish before serving – I highly recommend this!

Place the tortillas on the grill for 20 seconds, flipping once. Divide the flaked fish among the tortillas and garnish with the preferred garnishes.

Pomegranate Margaritas

Serves: 2

Timing: 5 minutes

Margaritas

  • Ice
  • 3 oz. tequilla (blanco, 100% agave)
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 oz limeade
  • 1/2 oz Pama liquor

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and pour over ice. Garnish with lime wedge if desired.

Enjoy!

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