Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos

This is such a fun, fresh and delicious summer meal. I am always a fan of fish tacos, but add cilantro and lime and I'm an even bigger fan! These are a must try!

For the tacos and marinade you will need:
1 1/2 pounds mahi mahi or tilapia
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
Taco sized tortillas
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1/2 jalepeno pepper, finely diced
Lettuce, sliced thinly
2 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced
Avocado, diced
1 Medium onion, diced

For the Cilantro Lime Sauce you will need:
1/2 cup buttermilk
Juice of 2 limes
1 Serano chile, seeded and mnced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3 cups sour cream or plain yogurt

1. Start by making a marinade for the fish by combining lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, vegetable oil and dry white wine.
2. Pat dry fish and add to marinade for 10-15 minutes (no longer or fish will begin to break down)
3. While fish is in the marinade, make the cilantro lime sauce by pureeing the buttermilk, lime juice, chile and cilantro in a blender then transferring to a mixing bowl and folding in sour cream and cumin. Set cilantro lime sauce aside.
4. Remove fish from marinade and season with salt and pepper.
5. Grill fish about 10 minutes, turning once.
6. When finished, flake fish into chunks.
7. Assemble tacos: Put fish in warmed tortillas add toppings-lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado...
8. Drizzle with the cilantro lime sauce.
Enjoy!

8 comments:

Amanda Hooper said...

Those look delicious! Perfect summer dish : )

Kimberly Bonham said...

YUMM! These looks so good!

Brittany Kyte said...

You had me at cilantro!! YUM! This sounds fantastic!

Erin LFF said...

Anything with cilantro and lime is at the top of my list. Seriously, I'm obsessed with those two ingredients. I'm not a big fish person, but I bet I'd like it with these yummies! :)

lauren [lolloped] said...

Oh this looks amazing! I'm obsessed with tacos and cilantro and lime and avacado haha yummm

alison said...

I just recently began to appreciate a touch of lime in foods! this sounds pretty delicious :)

Betty said...

Yum! Fish tacos are one of my all time favorite summer foods! Will have to try this recipe.

Katie Cook said...

Holy Moly you have NO idea how much I am craving these now! No mexican food in Nepal....wishing I could teleport you over here to make these with me, hehe!! love Katie