Saturday, February 19, 2011

FISH TACO'S




So, I don't usually post recipes, but this is too delicious not to post! I came up with it by combining a few recipes (listed below), and now I will share with you. Seriously, this dish is so delicious and healthy. We had it Thursday night, and my husband asked for it again today. The secret is in the sauce! I have to say... I am not a big fan of seafood, but I am craving this! I prefer using talapia, as it is so mild, but you can use whatever fish you like.

Home Made Breaded Baked Fish Sticks:

One Cup buttermilk (Or, you can make your own, in a lower fat version which is what I do, by combining 1 to 1/2 Tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar and enough skim milk to make one cup. I prefer lemon juice, as it is more tangy. Mix and let sit for 5 minutes before pouring on fish. Let it sit while you cut the fish.)
Fresh Talapia or whatever fish you prefer, cut into strips.
Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Directions:

Cut fish into strips, place in container, and pour buttermilk over the top. You can do this early in the day, so you have it ready, and it marinades. When you are ready to bake, pour the crumbs into a container, and then remove the fish piece by piece, and coat with crumbs. Place on a pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake in a 500 degree over for ten minutes, or until crumbs are golden brown, and fish is cooked through. Before you bake the fish, you can sprinkle fish sticks with olive oil if you like, but you don't need to.

Sauce:

8 ounces of reduced fat sour cream.
2 to 3 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice. (I prefer 3!)
2 teaspoons of lime zest.
1 teaspoon of your favorite fish seasoning. (I prefer Spade L Ranch seafood seasoning.)
1/4 to 1 teaspoon of cumin. (Start with 1/4, and see if you want more.)
1/4 to 1 teaspoon chili powder. (Start with 1/4 and see if you want more.)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together, and taste as you go, to see what you want more of. I like to make this in advance as well, so the flavors can settle.

Put it Together:

After baking the fish sticks, serve on a warm corn tortilla. (I prefer white corn.) Top with sauce, shredded leafy lettuce, and your favorite FRESH salsa. My husband put Tabasco on it, but I liked it just the way I made it. This dish is very healthy, not very expensive, and so easy!

The original recipes I used to come up with my version can be found here and here.

Have a Healthy and Delicious Day!

Risa

1 comment:

Candy said...

Todd would love those. I'll have to give 'em am try!

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