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Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos

Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 5 mins
Marinate time 20 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield 16 tacos (serving size: 1 taco)
Marinating tilapia filets in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, and spice gives the fish tacos a signature bold flavor. Dress the tacos with avocado or queso fresco to temper the acidity.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets (about 6)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 16 soft corn tortillas

Nutrition Information

  • calories 144
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 15 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 36 mg
  • sodium 159 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin and garlic. Season fish on all sides with salt and pepper and place in a dish large enough to hold in a single layer. Pour marinade over fish, cover and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat gas grill to medium, or preheat broiler to high and set rack 6 inches from source of heat. Remove fish from marinade and grill or broil until flaky, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes, then cut into chunks. Season with salt, pepper and additional lime juice, if desired.

  3. Warm tortillas as package label directs. Serve tilapia with tortillas.

Cook's Notes

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