Smoky Tilapia Tacos

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Smoky Tilapia Tacos
Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Sustainable Choice

Inexpensive tilapia is readily available and sustainable. Broiling makes this a no-fuss fish dish. The tilapia cooks fast, so make sure all the other components for the taco are ready before you put it under the heat.

Serves 6 (serving size: 2 tacos)


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1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 pounds tilapia fillets
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons canned chopped green chiles
1 diced peeled avocado
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Cooking spray
6 lime wedges


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 21 Minutes

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Brush fillets with oil, and sprinkle with spice mixture. Place fillets on a baking sheet. Broil 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

3. Combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, cilantro, chiles, and avocado in a bowl; lightly mash with a fork.

4. Heat tortillas on a grill pan coated with cooking spray 20 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Divide avocado mixture and fish among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 304
Fat 10.8 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 258 mg
Calcium 42 mg