Fish Tacos

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Don’t be intimidated by this recipe. It may have several ingredients, but you basically just throw them altogether in a bowl, throw a couple of pieces of fish in a pan, and you’re done. It can all be put together in half an hour and the results will make you glad you went for fresh. Even my non-fish eaters like these. Bonus: Nutritionally sound and low calories.

Caramelized Onions and Green Peppers
1 green or red pepper, julienne
1 small yellow onion, sliced thin
salt and pepper
spray oil

Spray a non-stick skillet with oil. Sprinkle veggies with salt. Cook peppers and onions on medium heat until caramelized, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan and use hot skillet for fish. While veggies are cooking, make sauces.

Chimichurri Sauce
1 ½  cup fresh Italian parsley
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup cilantro (optional)
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp. crushed red pepper
½ tsp. cumin
½ sea salt
¼ lime, juice only

Process all ingredients in a blend/food processor until finely chopped.

Avocado Sauce
½ avocado mashed with a fork
¼ cup sour cream
¼ light mayonnaise
¼ cup buttermilk
1 clove of garlic, minced
½ lemon, juice only
¼ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. salt
1 green onion, sliced fine
3-4 shakes of green Tabasco
¼ cup cilantro, minced (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Slaw
1 ½  cup green cabbage chopped fine
1 ½ cup red cabbage chopped fine
1 TBS. sugar
1 TBS. cider vinegar
¼ to ½ cup Avocado Sauce

Combine cabbage in bowl. Sprinkle with vinegar and sugar. Toss with Avocado Sauce. (You can speed this up by buying a bag of slaw from the market.)

Fish
1 lb. Tilapia fillets
Salt and Pepper
Spray oil

Heat non-stick skillet on medium heat. Salt and pepper each fillet. When skillet is hot, spray with oil. Cook fillets about 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Fish should flake easily and be moist. Remove from heat. Using a fork, gently cut fillets into large chunks.

Garnishes
Sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes, lemon or lime wedges, cilantro.

Assemble
Fill each tortilla with 1/8 of fish. Top with about 1/3 cup slaw, sauces, and garnishes. Two tacos with slaw and 1 TBS of each sauce have about 400 calories. Serves 4 people, 2 tacos each.

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