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Fish Tacos Recipe

Fish Tacos Recipe

“A cool sauce with just a bit of zing tops these crispy, spicy fish tacos,” says Lena Lim of Seattle, Washington. “I love this recipe. It's great, guilt-free and doesn't break the bank…always a good thing when you're a college kid!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each white pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped

Directions

  • 1. Place the sour cream, chilies, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Set aside.
  • 2. Cut each tilapia fillet lengthwise into two portions. Place the flour, egg white and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip tilapia in flour, then egg white, then crumbs.
  • 3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook tilapia in oil in batches for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Combine the seasonings; sprinkle over fish.
  • 4. Place a portion of fish on each tortilla; top with about 2 tablespoons of sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with tomato. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 taco equals 196 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.