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Smoky Tilapia Tacos

Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 21 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 2 tacos)
Sustainable ChoiceInexpensive 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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