Tilapia Fish Tacos

I have to confess, I have never eaten fish tacos before (I don’t think).  It’s crazy, I know.  I see them on the menus everywhere.  There is a great restaurant on the water back home in Seattle, WA. called Agua Verde (I also have to confess I’ve never eaten there, I only know it’s great from reviews of others) that offers amazing (so I’ve been told) fish tacos.  I have just never eaten them myself.  But I’ve always wanted to.  I recently bought a package of 10+ tilapia fillets for super cheap, and the first tilapia recipe I came across in my recipe binder was for fish tacos.  Perfect.  My husband has also never eaten fish tacos (and if it weren’t for me, he probably would go the rest of his life without eating them).  He told me he was concerned, but kept his mind open, however when he saw our dinner, he was worried he wouldn’t like them.  But that didn’t stop him (and me!) from eating four each.  =P

tilapia fish tacos

Ingredients:
-2 tomatillos, husked and chopped in half
-1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
-4tbsp fresh lime juice, from 2 limes, divided (ok ok, I forgot the limes!! I only had lemon juice at home, so I used 2tbsp lemon juice, it was still very tasty, but I’m sure the lime adjusts the flavour and taste)
-2tbsp olive oil, divided
-1/4tsp cumin
-1/4tsp salt
-1/4tsp black pepper
-1/4 head red cabbage, thinly chopped
-1/4 jalapeno chili, minced
-2 boneless, skinless tilapia fillets
-six-inch corn tortillas

Directions:
-Pre-heat oven to broil
-In a food processor or blender, combine tomatillos, cilantro, 2tbsp lime juice, 1tbsp olive oil, and cumin, blend until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste, then set aside
-In a small mixing bowl, mix together remaining lime juice and olive oil, along with cabbage and jalapeno, season with salt and pepper, then set aside
-Put tilapia fillets on a lined baking sheet and broil until opaque throughout (about 5-8mins), then break up with a fork
-Use tongs to toast tortillas in a skillet on the stove, for about 30sec per side (if you don’t do this, they will crumble, also, do not microwave them dry)
-To serve, fill tortillas with tilapia, cabbage slaw, and top with salsa verde, then fold in half and ENJOY!

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