This is a tasty, low point, easy dinner that’s perfect for taco Tuesdays!
One of my personal goals is to start cooking with fish more. Growing up the only time I ever ate fish was during lent.
We either had baked white fish or salmon patties. The baked fish I could handle, but I HATED the salmon patties.
I can honestly say I haven’t had a salmon patty since I was a kid, nor do I want to.
There are plenty of other fish recipes I can try. I started with these blackened fish tacos. They were so good!!
To start with I mixed together the blackening seasoning. I used paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and oregano.
Next I sprinkled the seasoning over both sides of the cod. I let it sit for a few minutes while my non-stick frying pan was heating up.
I bought 1 lb. of fresh cod, which was two fish. I cut each fish in half to make it easier to flip while cooking.
While my pan was heating up I started making the adobo sauce. I added 1/2 cup of fat-free sour cream, 1 tablespoon of diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, a pinch of salt and juice from 1/2 of a lime. I mixed it all together and set it aside.
Now it was time to start cooking the fish. I sprayed the pan with no-stick cooking spray and added the fish.
I cooked the fish 5 minutes, flipped it, then cooked it 5 more minutes on the other side.
As the fish was cooking I started chopping up some veggies. I used red cabbage and cilantro.
The last thing I had to do was heat up the corn shells. I sprayed a small pan with no-stick cooking spray and heated each side for about a minute.
All that was left to do was assemble the tacos and eat them. Of course eating is the most important part! These blackened fish tacos were a hit.
Yield: 8 tacos (4 points for two tacos for blue, green and purple)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1 lb. cod (or other white fish)
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 1 tablespoon diced chipolte peppers in adobo
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- Pinch of salt
- 8 small corn tortillas
- Red cabbage
- Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Preheat a non-stick frying pan for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together the spices for the fish.
Sprinkle the seasoning over both sides of the fish.
Spray the frying pan with no-stick cooking spray. Add the fish. Cook 5 minutes on both sides.
In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the adobe sauce.
Heat a small frying pan. Spray with no-stick cooking spray. Heat the shells one at a time, for one minute on each side.
Assemble the tacos. Enjoy!
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