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Lime Fish Tacos

"The secret to getting my family to eat fish is tucked inside these tempting tacos," confides Tammy Hayden, Carmichael, California. The tastes and textures in this unusual entree blend in a surprisingly pleasing way. Lime adds a zippy twist to the flaky fillets and the creamy sauce.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 1 pound red snapper or orange roughy fillets
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 7 teaspoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 7 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato


  • Remove skin from fish and cut fish into 1-in. cubes. In a nonstick skillet, saute garlic in butter and 5 teaspoons lime juice for 30 seconds. Add fish and pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes over medium heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, gently stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce and remaining lime juice. Place a spoonful of fish on each tortilla. Top each with lettuce, tomato and sour cream sauce; fold over.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Apr 17, 2017

    I thought the sauce was pretty good, but I felt like the fish was a little bland. The taste was very very subtle. I like how this was made, but I'd try experimenting with different spices and whatnot next time. I also used a slaw mix instead of lettuce. 5 stars for sauce, 3 stars for fish, average of 4 stars.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Nov 1, 2016

    This was my first attempt at fish tacos & they turned out delicious. The lime flavor in the sauce was just right. I used tilapia, since I knew that I like that kind of fish. I also like my fat so I didn't use fat-free ingredients.

  • apschwartz
    Jun 10, 2015

    Easy, simple and delicious. Will definitely make these again!

  • Zafira Fauxhall
    Jan 10, 2010

    Lime Fish Tacos were my families first taste of fish tacos and this recipe has become one of our favorites. Quick and easy to prepare with not a morsel left in the pan.