Fantastic Fish Tacos

    Fantastic Fish Tacos


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    About this recipe: Marinated tilapia fillets are grilled on the barbecue, then served in tortillas with tomatoes, chopped cabbage, coriander and a spicy lime dressing.

    Serves: 6 

    • For the Marinade
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons distilled malt vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon fish seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
    • 450g tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
    • For the Dressing
    • 225ml half fat soured cream
    • 125ml adobo sauce from tinned chipotle chilli peppers
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon fish seasoning
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • For the Toppings
    • 285g tortillas
    • 3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
    • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
    • 1 small head cabbage, cored and finely chopped
    • 2 limes, cut in wedges

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:9min  ›  Extra time:6hr marinating  ›  Ready in:6hr44min 

    1. To make the marinade: Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, cumin, chilli powder, fish seasoning, black pepper and hot sauce in a bowl until blended. Place the tilapia in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.
    2. To make the dressing: Combine the soured cream and adobo sauce in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chilli powder, fish seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
    3. Preheat a barbecue for high heat and lightly oil cooking grate. Set cooking grate 10cm from the heat.
    4. Remove fish from marinade, drain off any excess and discard marinade. Grill fish, turning once for 9 minutes or until easily flaked with a fork.
    5. To assemble: Place fish in the centre of tortillas with a little of the tomatoes, coriander and cabbage; drizzle with dressing. Roll up tortillas around fillings and garnish with lime wedges.

    Tinned chipotle chilli peppers in adobo sauce

    Can be purchased in Hispanic/Mexican speciality shops or online.

    Alternative cooking methods

    The marinated fish can be also cooked under the grill, in a frying pan or in the oven. Simply adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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