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Cumin and cinnamon spice up ordinary frozen tilapia fillets for a fragrant pan-fried fish taco filling. Just add margaritas for the full restaurant experience.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels and set aside.

  • For Chipotle Cream: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, chipotle chile and 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside. In another bowl, combine tomato, onion and cilantro; set aside.

  • In another small bowl, combine garlic, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt and the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of fish.

  • Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook for 3 minutes. Turn and cook for 2 minutes more. Break fish into bite-size chunks; sprinkle with lime zest and juice. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Remove from heat. Remove fish from skillet with a slotted spoon, discarding liquid.

  • Serve fish in warm tortillas topped with the tomato and onion mixture and Chipotle Cream. Squeeze lime wedges over tacos.

Nutrition Facts

433 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 113mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 34g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 4g; protein 39g; vitamin a 861.4IU; vitamin c 17mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 7.1mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 56.7mcg; vitamin b12 2.8mcg; sodium 1026mg; potassium 749mg; calcium 140mg; iron 3mg.