Corn-Crusted Fish Tacos With Jalapeno-Lime Sauce and Spicy Black BeansFoodista
1 1/2 pounds tilapia (catfish and swai work too)
1/2 cup cornmeal
5 tablespoons olive oil
16 tortillas (white corn tortillas are traditional)
1 1/2 cups red cabbage (shredded)
2 tomatoes (large, chopped)
3/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 lime (cut into wedges)
hot sauce (Bottled)
2 cans black beans (drained)
1/2 cup green onions (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 pinch cayenne pepper
monterey jack (shredded)
2/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 jalapeno chilies (chopped, pickled if sensitive to heat)
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1Mix the mayo, lime juice and chopped jalapeno in a small bowl. Salt and pepper to taste, then put in the fridge. I use a pickled jalapeno when I’m serving this to children because it provides great flavor, but isn’t as hot as a fresh jalapeno.
2Chop all veggies and set aside.
3Add 1 Tb. of oil to a small pan over medium-high heat. Add the green onions and allow them to sauté for 1-2 minutes. Pour both cans of drained beans into the pan. Bring to a simmer and add the cumin, cayenne and ½ tsp. of salt. Squeeze a couple of lime wedges into the beans. Cook for 5 minutes longer. Cover and set aside. Top the beans with cheese when you are ready to serve them.
4Heat a large skillet to high heat. Cut the fish into 1 X 3 inch strips. Drizzle oil on the fish, then salt and pepper both sides.
5Pour the cornmeal into a pie pan. Roll the fish strips in cornmeal, shaking off the excess.
6Add 2 Tb. of oil to pan. When it’s hot, cook half the fish strips 1-2 minutes per side, until opaque and flaky. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish. Remove the fish from the pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat.
7Warm the tortillas in the microwave. Divide the fish between 8 tortillas. (You can double up the tortillas so they won’t break!) Then top each with cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeno-lime sauce. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce—black beans on the side. Serves 4.
PER SERVING *
|Calories1640Calories from Fat530|
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|Calories from Fat530|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.