Fish Tacos with Cabbage-Carrot Slaw and Spicy Crema

Photo: Kana Okada
These zesty, flavorful fish tacos are family friendly and make for a great weeknight meal.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 357
Fat 13 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 588 mg
Calcium 108 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles
1 cup peeled, coarsely shredded jicama (3 ounces)
1 cup shredded red cabbage (2 ounces)
1 cup shredded carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 1/4 pounds tilapia fillets
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed slightly
Lime wedges for serving

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler with rack 3 inches from heat. To make crema: Combine the sour cream and adobo sauce in a small bowl, whisking well; set aside and allow flavors to meld. Meanwhile, combine jicama, cabbage, carrots, cilantro leaves, lime juice and zest, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a medium bowl; toss well. Chill until ready to use.

2. Place the fish in a broiler pan; brush with remaining teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle with the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Broil until the fish is cooked through and slightly charred around edges (6-8 minutes). Remove fish from oven; flake with a fork.

3. Place about 1/4 cup slaw on each tortilla; top with 1/4 cup cooked fish. Top each taco with about 1 tablespoon crema; serve with lime wedges.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Adeena Sussman,

Health

May 2011
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