Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

  • chilipebs Posted: 12/16/08
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    I've never made, or eaten for that matter, fish tacos before these. They were excellent. I've actually made them several times now with no changes to the recipe. The crema is what really makes it "outstanding." I've since tried several kinds of fish tacos at restaurants and still think these are up to par.

  • Julierowan Posted: 11/21/08
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    Loved the simplicity of ingredients in this recipe. The crema is fantastic, and would taste great with a fallafal recipe I have. The only negative is the fish. The snapper has little taste to it, and just kinda blah. This recipe would be great with grilled jumbo shrimp, chicken, or even lamb. Will definitely try again with another meat or fish.

  • lutzflcat Posted: 05/01/09
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    Sorry, but we thought this was just bland and boring. I made the recipe exactly as detailed, but we thought this had no flavor. We like fish tacos, but definitely will not make this recipe again.

  • pgidney Posted: 08/15/10
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    best fish tacos, we would def serve to guest we used talapia and grilled on range top. used crema frecia. we served with mango and avocado.

  • fabfoodie914 Posted: 07/08/10
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    My BF and I really enjoy these tacos. I changed it up slightly by using the marinade from CL recipe Baja Fish Tacos (12/02) which is prepared with taco seasoning, lime & OJ...very yummy flavors on the fish. But, the lime-cilantro crema from this recipe is to die for - the absolute perfect topping for fish tacos.

  • sukeedog Posted: 04/27/09
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    These are fantastic as is, but then I tried substituting CL's Bayou Catfish Fillets for the fish in this recipe - and hello, AMAZING! The seasoning for that fish is much spicier, which the crema complements nicely - so if spicy is your thing, I highly suggest trying that combo. YUM!

  • KathyTX Posted: 05/23/09
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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! We added jalapeno to the crema!

  • ajknightfan Posted: 05/07/10
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    In or out of tacos, this fish is very tasty. I also made it with halibut and it was very good.

  • rederin Posted: 05/17/10
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    We love this. It's totally easy. I usually replace with Tilapia b/c it's cheaper. The crema really does make this. I've always found fish tacos to be bland, and I think it's the sauce on this one that makes a difference! This is great with black beans.

  • holaerica Posted: 08/01/10
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    Made this for my husband, brother and parents tonight and everyone raved about it. The crema really makes it. It is absolutely excellent and will be added to my regular rotation. Definitely good enough for guests. Made this salad as well: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/quick-recipes/2010/08/shrimp_mango_and_avocado_salad_with_sweet_chili_ginger_vinaigrette

  • CallGirl Posted: 09/08/10
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    Wow. This dish was great. But, I gave it 5 stars because of my husband's reaction. While I really liked this recipe, my husband raved about it. I treated my husband to a deep sea fishing trip for father's day. He loves to fish but HATES to eat fish! Unfortunately, I keep making him eat the amazing fish he caught. He's sweet but I know he has hated everything I've tried and can't wait til the catch is gone. He was stunned by this dish. He kept saying it was awesome and he loved it. It did not taste fishy at all and the sauce was incredible. He must have said he loved the sauce 7 times. So worth a try. I am so happy I found a fish dish my hubby will eat.

  • dragonmystress Posted: 02/01/11
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    Been looking for a fish taco recipe. Thought we'd try this one. Wow was it worth the wait. Great flavor. We used orange roughy. Very good.

  • kimberly1969 Posted: 08/11/10
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    The best part of this recipes is the cabbage crema. The fish was good though not flavorful enough for me but fine with a little doctoring which included adding capers, onions, and a smoked salsa sauce. However the cabbage slaw, as I would like to call it, is delicious and could be used as a great alternative to cole slaw. Definately worth trying.!

  • Deitzer Posted: 09/27/09
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    My husband and I love this recipe. I use Tilapia and it comes out great. I do ad lib on the spices to increase the flavor on the fish, sometimes adding a dash of low sodium taco seasoning (just a dash, not the whole packet). The Lime-cilantro crema does not get any better than this. It absolutely makes the dish! It's a great healthy week night dish.

  • aidie24 Posted: 01/31/09
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    We used tilapia once and cod another and both were awesome! We're from the West coast and these are so much like home. The crema and cabbage really set the tone. Will make over and over! Thanks.

  • adriennenatale Posted: 03/10/09
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    This is such an easy, delicious meal. If you really like the flavor of cilantro and you love tacos, this is the way to go. Low calorie/fat and I think that they taste better than any fish tacos I have had in a restaurant. This really only takes about 12-15 minutes to prep and about 10 minutes to cook the fish. Easily a 30 minute meal!

  • Dunateo Posted: 03/01/09
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    I thought this recipe was bland, although I will give the crema sauce 5 stars. I don't know if the seasoning for the fish needs to be double or what. I kept feeling like it was missing something. Don't know if I will ever make this again.

  • lasvegasmomma Posted: 04/26/09
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    These were SO good! We live on the West Coast, so we know a good fish taco when we eat one! These are seriously restaraunt quality!!! We made a few changes... I didn't add quite as many onions, and I accidentally doubled the red pepper. I was afraid this would make it too spicy, but it was perfect! We also used orange roughy instead of red snapper, and also fried out corn tortillas in extra virgin olive oil. YUM! My son who hates fish even chowed down on these! I will be making these again and again, and will be sharing the recipe as well.

  • Arianamarie Posted: 05/10/09
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    Yum! Great fish tacos. Love the sauce!

  • wangliqin Posted: 05/10/09
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  • Layla12 Posted: 06/03/09
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    This was super yummy. I like more spice and added jalapeno to the crema and a little bit more lime. I also used mahi mahi instead of red snapper.

  • arnett9 Posted: 08/10/09
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    I have to give this recipe 4 stars because of the crema. It is over the top crazy good! The fish, however, was bland. I prepared the dish as the recipe stated except I used Tilapia. Next time, and there WILL be a next time, I will prepare the fish differently. I also think it was better with just the fish and the crema rather than making a taco.

  • AccidentalBaker Posted: 08/22/09
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    I agree with everyone about the fish rub, it's nothing special. I also didn't have the corriander for it, which may have helped a little, but the flavor profile didn't mesh well with the crema...which was wonderful. This was a very simple recipe to make. I wasn't sure what we were going to have, found this recipe, and had dinner on the table 20 minutes later. I tossed the slaw in the crema and also added a little jalapeno and Tapatio for some spice. If you are going to toss the cabbage in with the crema, do it first and let it sit for a few minutes.

  • Wewabraswell Posted: 03/30/11
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    Excellent fish taco recipe. I don't like cilantro, but I LOVED this lime-cilantro crema! I licked the spoon. I added a little more red pepper for some heat and a squeeze of lime over the top and my whole family loved it.

  • KKirby Posted: 07/28/10
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    This is one of our favorite family dinners! We have made it several occasions for family and friends and the recipe is a keeper!

  • ccbanana Posted: 03/27/10
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    This recipe is great. I added a little bit of diced cucumber to the crema for extra coolness, and just doubled the sour cream instead of adding the mayo. It turned out fantastic. We thought flower tortillas were best with this; Corn tortillas were a little too dry with the fish not being fried. Thanks Cooking Light for another fantastic recipe!

  • asallen Posted: 06/21/10
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    I have been making this dish since I found it in the magazine 4 years ago. It's excellent! I've used snapper, Mahi Mahi, tilapia and even shrimp as the fish with success every time. Love it!

  • dibrastad Posted: 05/05/10
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    Made it for a Cinco de Mayo dinner. The crema was fabulous! It's one of the recipes I've made as directed and been happy with the outcome. I found some handmade corn tortillas at the store that pulled it all together perfectly. I served it with green chile & lime refried beans and flan for dessert.

  • bluestar411 Posted: 01/25/11
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    Yum, yum, yum. These are fantastic. I've also made them with halibut, tilapia and catfish. All are excellent.

  • cucinababe Posted: 05/18/10
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    This is a great interpretation of the authentic fish taco. I substituted tilapia for the snapper and actually cooked it in a grill pan with some cooking spray instead of baking it. Also, I diced up an avocado for additional topping. Great with the crema sauce! I served with with a side of black beans with cilantro. Awesome!

  • jilltownsend Posted: 03/21/10
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    Followed recipe as written, other than using cod instead of snapper. Very fresh tasting and flavorful. Quick and easy to prepare. Served with refried black beans.

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 01/21/11
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    The crema was yummy but the fish was way underseasoned. If I made this again (which I won't - looking for a better fish taco recipe...), I'd double or triple the rub.

  • alden56009 Posted: 08/06/10
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    A new go-to recipe for our family. Both my 5 and 3 year olds loved it - each had three tacos - and I felt good feeding it to them. Not only was it tasty, but it was also quick and easy to make. I used tilapia, which is what I had in the fridge - I loved the texture of it and it baked in no time. What a great new week night favorite that will also feature this fall when we host friends for a friday night get together.

  • Fat2Healthy10 Posted: 09/13/10
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    Loved this dish will surely use again. Very easy and quick to make. Loved the explosion of flavors. Also very low cal high protein for the person trying to watch those.

  • Trish2011 Posted: 03/12/11
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    This was good, but not the five stars everyone else gave it. I think maybe it was my fish choice -Mahi Mahi -too strong a flavor and maybe I put too much lime. I will try this one again

  • SeattleSheri Posted: 01/29/11
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    I've made many variations of fish tacos. I squeeze lime juice onto the fish and sprinkle with chili powder to intensify the flavor. They are great served with a nice salsa. So good!

  • WeLove2Cook Posted: 06/16/11
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    My family and I loved these tacos. Since Red Snapper is an overly fished fish, I chose to make them w/Mahi Mahi instead. The Crema was fabulous. I wouldn't change a thing.

  • zoidly Posted: 06/02/11
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    These were fabulous. Closest I've come to my first taste of fish tacos in San Diego. Using tilapia, we skipped some of the fish seasoning, but the crema was perfect! I may never eat meat tacos again. Served with black bean salad, chips and salsa and of course margaritas.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 04/15/11
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    Loved these tacos. I used Mahi Mahi because that is what was on sale at the store, it was amazing. The creme was GREAT, I think any fish would work with the creme and seasonings. I also used flour tortillas b/c I just don't like corn tortillas, they fall apart too easy. Very easy and quick to make as well.

  • lowcaldee Posted: 06/04/11
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    OMG this is soooo good. I added sweet rice vinegar and some celery seed to the cabbage otherwise no changes. My husband couldn't get enough.

  • megalo2011 Posted: 06/01/11
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    This is one of the best recipes on this site! The crema is amazing and makes for a quick weeknight meal. We have these at least twice a month. I use shrimp as well to mix it up!

  • Anne6367 Posted: 06/07/11
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    This is outstanding!! I didn't have cabbage as we really don't care for it so used fresh mixed greens instead. I used frozen snapper fillets I had and it was fabulous!!!!! The crema and the rub can't be improved on. Thanks! My sweetie said I could make them anytime!!

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 06/01/11
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    The best part about this dish was the crema...which I'd give 5 stars! Part of the problem may be that I used stripped bass instead of Snapper. I also usually use whole wheat tortillas, but this time I went with recommended corn which was disgusting! Did sub Boston lettuce for cabbage which was fine. I served this with the recommended Mango and almonds. The only way I'd try this again would be with shrimp and whole wheat tortillas.

  • donnaz97 Posted: 06/01/11
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    The crema is fantastic! I've made this with snapper and tilapia and both turned out great. (Tilapia has an advantage here because I worry less about bones). I skip the spice blend on the fish and use the fajita seasoning from Penzeys Spices.

  • JessieSalem0423 Posted: 07/05/11
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    We love this in our house.

  • detailaddict Posted: 08/20/11
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    I agree that the crema is really good, but apart from using up some fish (although I used whiting; might have been better with snapper), I'm not sure I'd make this again. I did use the cabbage and the corn tortillas (which were good but flimsy), and served this with CL Citrus-Spiked Jicama and Carrot Slaw (July 2006) and some sauteed plantains. I like the idea of fish tacos but will probably try another recipe and maybe flour tortillas next time.

  • E86HotWheels Posted: 07/19/11
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    Yum! My husband love these! I only had shrimp so I used it. I did add some fresh cilantro and a chopped jalapeño to the mix that went on the shrimp. I added a few tablespoons of oil to make a paste to help it stick some. And a bit of lime juice left over from the crema also went into the spice paste. I also sliced up some red onions and covered them with red wine vinegar to which I added a bit of sugar and salt. That sat about 30 minutes before we ate. My husband put the shrimp, cabbage, crema and onions on flour tortillas while I put mine on steamed corn tortillas. All I can say is that this will be on our table frequently. A little of the crema goes a long way but it sure does add wonderful freshness to the tacos. Two thumbs up. This is a keeper.

  • Wendellg Posted: 07/31/11
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    This recipe is really delicious, especially the spice mix for the fish. Used tilapia instead of snapper. I prefer the fish crispy, like pan fried, so I moved the fish to the broiler for a couple minutes after baking to crisp it up. I thought the sauce was too pungent according to the original recipe, but added approx. 3/4 c. extra sour cream and approx. 2 tsp. extra lime juice to taste and then thought it was really good. Used sliced lettuce instead of cabbage, and served with chopped jalapenos for those who like a kick.

  • denver12 Posted: 08/01/11
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    AMAZING SAUCE....Read all comments. Made 4 times the amount of sauce because I bought extra fish & shrimp & only change was added some jalapeno and it is PERFECT & actually BETTER after setting overnight. Will be making sauce often for all types of seafood with the only change being add jalapeno. Next time I will try using my hand held blender to speed up the chopping except for green onion & maybe 1/2 of the cilantro. Used corn & flour tortillas and flour was much better. NOTE: Put cabbage on the bottom then fish & sauce. The fish seasoning was just ok. The next day I grilled the remaining fish & made shrimp brochette & I added more spices to the fish & it was much better. Next time I will try other suggested seasoning (CL Bayou Catfish 2-04 or CL Baja Fish Tacos 12-02) or some fajita seasoning because the fish needs to have more of a kick. I also added some chopped purple onion & jalapeno to the cabbage & it was PERFECT. The sauce was amazing on the shrimp brochette.

  • LoriDiaz Posted: 09/11/11
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    Loved this! I doubled the spice mixture, mixed with some olive oil and used half on shrimp and half on tilapia filets. Marinated them for 4 hours then grilled them.

  • MeghanRyan Posted: 08/18/11
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    hands down, best fish taco recipe. the crema is amazing! i am sensitive to garlic so i sub 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and it comes out fine. we use tilapia or any other white fish on sale at the store. we also add 1 tbsp of Monterrey jack to each taco. i toast the corn tortillas in a pan 15 seconds each side - helps with the sog.

  • gusmommy Posted: 09/18/11
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    Amazing! Make double the sauce because it is soooo good. I used tilapia and it was delish. Quick and easy and my 18 month old son loved the fish. This will be a go-to quick meal.

  • ewarnock Posted: 10/15/11
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the sauce. We've changed up the type of fish, tortillas, and prep of fish a million ways, and the sauce is amazing every time. The spices on the fish are quite good, we liked it ok with red snapper (not our fav fish), but really like it on Talapia and Swai.

  • Betsy53 Posted: 10/16/11
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    Recipe serves 4, but were so delicious my husband & I ate almost all of them. I did substitute chipotle seasoning for the ground red pepper & used cod instead of snapper. Will definitely be a regular on our table.

  • sherrimarshall Posted: 12/26/11
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    We love this recipe. Red snapper is nearly impossible to find here, so we use and white fish that flakes easily such as tilapia or cod. The crema adds so much; it's a great combination with the cabbage. Served with some seasoned black beans or rice - the perfect meal.

  • mrscrazyed Posted: 12/18/11
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    The crema is to die for. I followed suggestions from other reviewers and doubled the sour cream and omitted the mayonnaise. This made it a little tarter. And I added the cabbage immediately and let the mixture sit in the fridge while I finished the tacos. This is good enough to eat all by itself.

  • garmarkl5 Posted: 12/29/11
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    Made these over the holidays for my family. Everyone from toddlers to grandparents loved them. The crema sauce is especially delicious.

  • legallyblonde63 Posted: 11/08/11
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    love this recipe! To make it easier, I use cajun spice on the fish rather than using all of the separate spices. Also, I use red cabbage and i have my husband throw flour tortillas on the grill.. The crema does not need to be messed with, it's perfect!

  • mrshth Posted: 12/13/11
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    I LOVE these tacos and even my picky husband eats them. I make extra because the leftovers reheat easily but do not taste 'fishy.' I serve them on fiber rich whole wheat tacos (low in carbs, higher in protein) which I get at Whole Foods made by Maria and Ricardos Tortilla Factory. Super delicious!

  • slburton3 Posted: 06/08/12
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    I liked the flavor of the fish and crema sauce, but I always have issues with corn tortillas. I think their flavor is way bland (maybe it was the brand I bought), and they always fall apart! I want to keep trying though; I really like fish tacos and want to get good at making them at home.

  • mtpickett Posted: 04/30/13
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    Omg.......YUM!!! Easy to make and so delicious! Tastes like summer! Crema takes it over the top!

  • Darkrose20 Posted: 05/15/13
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    Best fish taco I have ever had!

  • Disnette Posted: 10/09/12
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    Other than substituting tilapia for the snapper and cayenne for the red pepper flakes, I made this recipe as is and found it to be surprisingly bland. I made the crema about an hour early so that the flavors could develop yet I had a hard time tasting either the scallion or the cilantro. The fish by itself also lacked the punch I expected from the spices used. Overall, not a hit. I later added a little chipotle in adoboe to the left over sauce which helped quite a bit but I still will not make this again.

  • Aliciafarnham Posted: 05/04/12
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    Easy and delicious ! We used Halibut , rave reviews from all my friends. I didn't use the low fat or reduced fat mayo or sour cream. Yum !

  • Joydriven Posted: 06/09/12
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    Used shrimp. Super easy and so delicious! And healthy way to eat more cabbage.

  • WadeWhitley Posted: 06/08/12
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    Made this for the family last night and loved it. Also adapts well to the grill.

  • marthalynne Posted: 01/14/13
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    This is a great taco recipe. Red Snapper is managed in most gulf states, because of over fishing best to leave it off the menu and go for the tilapia.

  • Jackie4114 Posted: 07/14/12
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    Fantabulous!

  • PickyEater1 Posted: 07/11/12
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    I am a huge fish taco fan. I always order it at restaurants throughout my area. I really wasn't expecting much with this recipe, and have never gave anything 5 stars, but here I am. I loved it so much, I wrote this review. I would feel very comfortable serving this for friends and family over the weekend. My thanks to the person who created it! Highly recommended.

  • yogabee Posted: 04/09/13
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    EXCELLENT! My whole family enjoyed these, and it is a great change on preparing fish.

  • BraveNewGirl Posted: 03/31/13
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    Best fish tacos I've had. I did cook the fish a bit longer though (3 minutes) just to make sure it flaked nicely. Other wise - absolutely perfect.

  • Schmatterson8 Posted: 06/25/12
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    Delicious and easy meal!! We followed it exactly and thought it was perfect.

  • carolfitz Posted: 04/28/12
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    Very good just as is. Made once to recipe & served with the recommended bean salad. Last night we used halibut, with a side of refried black beans. Rather than making the lime sour cream, we served with the mango salsa from CL's baja fish tacos. Great.

  • joneable Posted: 08/24/12
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    Wow! I used Swai fish and plain Greek yogurt. Other than that, followed recipe as-is and what a hit it was. Then I followed this recipe and made baked chicken wings(without the tacos) and used the Crema for the dipping sauce. Now my friends want my "secret" Mexican winger recipe. Awsome!

  • JenNSerge Posted: 06/07/12
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    Delicious crema that goes with everything not only the fish tacos! I added serrano peppers just to spice it up a little bit and it was great. I will definitely make it again.

  • Nabarda Posted: 02/21/13
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    When we're at the beach, I use grouper. Any white-flesh fish will do. To make the corn tortillas hold up better, heat a heavy skillet pretty hot, add a tiny film of oil, and fry each tortilla until there are browned spots on each side. They will be flexible and won't tear. I also use full-fat mayo in the fabulous crema! It's just as good with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes as cabbage. Serve with lime cilantro rice and any kind of beans.

  • Webgirl Posted: 06/12/12
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    The lime-cilantro sauce was delicious and the seasoning for the fish was quite tasty. Didn't have red snapper - just used tilapia and it came out great.

  • Tina43 Posted: 12/03/12
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    Delicious! Used tilapia but found the bake time to be the same. Also added some diced tomatoes to the crunchy shredded cabbage. Didn't think the cream sauce was bland at all. If people like their food spicy, some extra red or cayenne pepper to the fish rub would help and also maybe some jalapenos to the cream sauce

  • sbakke Posted: 04/14/12
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    Okay this is fantastic. The crema is what makes it so special, my kids loved it. Have made it many times!

  • duffman13 Posted: 12/18/12
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    Delicious recipe, I made a few modifications that I think improved it for my wife and my personal tastes. First, I substituted the fish for Alaskan cod, which IMHO gets a bit flakier. Second, I added red onion and half a jalapeno to the sauce for a little bit more bite and spice. Finally, I recommend flour tortillas over the corn ones as they tend to fall apart. It turned out great, and my wife loved it; she doesn't generally like fish tacos. Great recipe!

  • LucyLove Posted: 02/13/13
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    Delicious! Best fish tacos and gluten free, too! Made with flounder, my only omission was green onions, didn't have them. Still, the crema was wonderful. I served with onion salsa, lettuce and a side of refried beans. We especially liked the sweet meat of the flounder with the smokiness of the paprika. Too many fish tacos are bland. These were anything but, and are company-worthy.

  • SueBee888 Posted: 07/16/12
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    Yum yum yum!!! This is a great recipe - the lime cilantro crema really makes the dish! I used nonfat greek yogurt in place of the sour cream, and I used tilapia instead of red snapper. Delicious! I've made this at least 4 times and it's always great!

  • srlaugtug Posted: 08/29/12
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    This was a huge hit with my family. I made this with 2 lbs. of Cod instead. It soaked up the juices perfectly. I didn't have all the spices, so I used McCormicks chipotle, sweet chicken rub-nice smoky, spicy flavor. To reduce the fat, I reduced the Mayo to 2 T. and no sour cream, but replaced them with 5 T. Fat Free Greek Yogurt (Fage). Tastes best with additional lime on top. I will definitely be making this again.

  • lhilquist Posted: 01/06/13
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    My husband and I loved this! Wonderful blending of favors. Fresh Red Snapper wasn't available, so substituted Tilapia. Expect the snapper would have more flavor - cant wait to try that next time!

  • Eggcellent Posted: 06/02/13
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    Hate fish, hate cilantro. LOVE this.

  • MaryLynnRoy Posted: 06/01/12
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    I'm reviewing only the Cilantro Lime Crema, which I made to serve with the Baja Fish Tacos (CL recipe). I will echo what so many other reviewers have said about this sauce - it's outstanding! Delicious, and we will definitely have it again.

  • Bbrndyss Posted: 05/09/13
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    These fish tacos were the bomb,

  • bcolberg Posted: 06/04/13
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    I seem to disagree with most of the reviewers, I really did not like this. The seasoning on the fish was not good, and the crema tasted awful. It tasted so strongly of mayonnaise; I nearly vomited while eating it and again when I tried to dump the crema down the sink to get rid of it. My boyfriend had a higher opinion of the fish, but was not a fan of the crema, either.

  • pdxrischers Posted: 08/05/13
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    Love this recipe - it's my favorite for my husband's fresh Oregon Rockfish! Adding a slice of guacamole to the top of each taco is my only suggestion - delish!

  • Keiko123 Posted: 01/21/14
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    Fantastic, flavors pop in your mouth and this is one recipe where you really can't substitute ingredients other than the fish..fresh everything is a must. No time to purchase tortillas (we actually buy ours fresh made from a tortillaria) so fish was left as is and served over a bed of brown rice and some slaw on the side. We used whiting fillets which gave it a nice taste. Was able to put it all together in about 30 minutes. Husband loved it, next time he said I need to make more of the crema.

  • sugarbooger77 Posted: 04/27/14
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    So good! Made with cod. My husband who hates when I serve fish loved these.

  • srich80 Posted: 07/29/13
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    Delicious! My husband and I both absolutely love these! We used cod instead.

  • RayLeah Posted: 08/19/13
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    We loved this recipe. I used tilapia instead. My kids had seconds!

  • KateSullivanGa Posted: 09/17/13
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    This was great, and my husband raved. Definitely a keeper. We're not big cabbage eaters, so I substituted arugula (that's what I had on hand), and chopped up a tomato from our garden. The cream was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly for that and for the rub on the fish (tilapia).

  • geanina Posted: 08/09/13
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    I loved this recipe! I actually used Tilapia instead and it turned out great... I will try the red snapper next time. Doubled the sauce like so many recommended & glad I did. Recommend giving this recipe a try!

  • Gretab90 Posted: 11/18/13
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    These were a big hit in my family! Both my teenagers immediately said this is a keeper. I also used Tilapia. I couldn't believe how easy it was!

  • steponme Posted: 08/19/13
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    This was a miss for me. I've had much more flavorful fish tacos from CL. Won't be making again

  • NancyLeitner Posted: 08/09/13
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    I made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful. I had haddock defrosting for supper tonight and when I received this recipe in my email, I checked the ingredients and had them all. I did add some home made fresh salsa and avacado. I will definitely be making this again and again.

  • TBardallis Posted: 06/06/14
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    Just made these tonight and they were awesome! The crema with the cabbage is fabulous! Loved the smoked paprika in the fish rub too, nice touch! Will definitely make these again!

  • CHILDERS1 Posted: 07/20/13
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    I thought the fish was bland but the sauce way makes up for it. It is delicious. You might want to double the sauce, though. Love the cabbage which makes it crunchy. I like that the fish is baked...makes it easy & not so messy. I will definitely make again.

  • kwnorris Posted: 08/19/13
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    Everyone loved these tacos in my family. I will definitely make them again. I used Haddock as the local fish market was out of red snapper and it was delicious.

  • lawag109 Posted: 07/06/13
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    The spices on the fish are excellent and although the crema is good, it is better if you substitute avocado for the mayonnaise and sour cream. The tacos are tastier, if you dress the cabbage lightly with a lime vinaigrette. These are my go-to fish tacos!

  • traveljunkie Posted: 02/18/14
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    We were really disappointed with this recipe and, I guess, expecting more after all the great reviews. It was really bland! I think sauteing the fish in a tablespoon of olive oil would have improved the fish, The sauce was very thick and had no kick. We prefer the Spicy Fish Tacos with mango an guacamole much better (we do not deep fry the fish though...1 Tbl of Olive oil works great:-))

  • 4TonsInEcuador Posted: 02/22/14
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    I made this for my family and again for friends who stopped by unexpectedly. It's quick (it was ready in about 15 minutes) and easy! I used a bag of slaw and pre-mixed it with the crema, about 1 T of cumin, 1 T of diced pickled jalapeños (we like our tacos spicy) and some pico I already had on hand (tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and more lime). I received rave reviews both times. My boys said it's their favorite taco now and our friends said they're adding it to their menu every week!!

  • KKB613 Posted: 03/30/14
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    GREAT fish tacos. Very fresh tasting. I think it's the crema together with the fish seasoning that makes it so good. One without the other wouldn't be as tasty. Many comments say the fish is under seasoned. I can see why they say that, so I didn't put the salt in the seasoning mixture, I just seasoned the fish with S&P like I would normally do (probably more salt than CL would suggest), then sprinkled on the seasoning. After the fish cooked I tossed it with lemon juice, because we're Greek and don't eat fish without lemon juice. I also liked mixing the cabbage with the crema before putting it on the tacos.

  • kelseyalayne Posted: 06/26/13
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    These were AMAZING and so so easy!! My grocery store didn't have red snapper so I used tilapia instead and they turned out great!

  • mtbftc Posted: 05/26/14
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    Best fish tacos ever! And best recipe from Cooking Light. Never need to eat out again for fish tacos!

  • plaidanddots Posted: 02/21/14
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    My family LOVES this recipe - probably one of our favorites for "Mexican" night. It's easy and delicious. It was also featured on our monthly menu for February - http://www.plaidanddots.com/plaidandpolkadots/2014/01/february-menu.html. So good!

  • Busymomtaylor Posted: 08/13/13
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    This is absolutely the quintessential fish taco recipe! We were eating in 14 minutes! The flavor was perfect!

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