Friday, April 8, 2011


Grilled Fish Tacos

Healthy Grilled Fish Tacos with a bright Jicama Slaw and a Fat-Free Yogurt based Remoulade sauce.  Easy to prep and absolutely delicious!
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients for Grilled Fish Tacos: (serves 4-6)
 Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Cooking Time: 55 minutes

* 2 pounds tilapia fillets (about 8 pieces)
* 2 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning ( I used Tony Chachere)
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 48 pack corn tortillas, (I used white corn)

Jicama Slaw and Garnish

* 1 ½ cups jicama, peeled and small diced
* ¼ cup red bell pepper, small diced
* ¼ cup orange bell pepper, small diced
* ¼ cup green bell pepper, small diced
* ¼ cup purple onion, small diced
* ¼ cup frozen corn, defrosted
* ¼ cup green onion, small diced
* 1 fresh lime, squeezed
* 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
* 2 teaspoons honey
* Salt pepper to taste

* 4 cups purple and green cabbage mix, thinly sliced
* 4 limes, sliced into wedges
* 1 cup cilantro leaves
* 2 avocados (optional)

Yogurt Remoulade Sauce

* 2 cups fat-free Greek Yogurt (I used Fage 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
* 1 teaspoon Creole mustard, or grain mustard
* 1 teaspoon Tabasco
* ½ lime squeezed
* Salt to taste

Prep the grill, make sure it’s hot ~ 300-400F.

While you’re waiting for the grill to fire up, start prepping your jicama slaw. In a large bowl whisk together lime juice, sesame seeds and honey together. Then toss mixture with jicama, bell peppers, onion, corn, and green onion. Use salt and pepper to adjust your desired taste (adding only ½ teaspoon at a time) – adding more honey and lime if needed to balance out the sweetness and tartness.

Next prep your yogurt sauce. In a medium bowl mix the yogurt, seasoning, mustard, Tabasco and lime juice together. Salt to desired taste.

Spray the grill with a light coat of non-stick spray or use a paper towel to wipe a light coat of olive oil or vegetable oil on the grill. Drizzle fish fillets with oil and evenly sprinkle each side with Cajun seasoning, adding more if needed. Place the tilapia on the oiled portion of the grill and it is best to keep the fish out of direct contact with the fire. Cook for about 5-10 minutes. You can check for doneness when the tilapia meat is white all the way through and the juices from the fish run clear. Set aside when done. Next fire up the corn tortillas, about a minute on each side depending on the heat of your fire. Keep tortillas warm by wrapping them in a towel until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, I recommend starting with a couple corn tortillas, layering it with the cabbage mix, then pile a generous heaping of tilapia filet topped with jicama slaw, avocado and dollop of Remoulade sauce. Finish with cilantro and a squeeze of lime and it’s bon appetite y’all!

Fine Cooking 2011


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Evie said...

I will have to save this recipe! My boyfriend LOVES fish tacos, and I don't know how to make them!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Mouth watering. We have a place near home in Newport Beach that uses fish just caught everyday for their grilled fish tacos. Seems sort of like a similar recipe to yours ...but wow, the jicama slaw??? wow. and healthy!

Annemarie said...

This sounds and looks fabulous, Teresa! What a perfect recipe for a spring weekend :) Hope you have a great one!
Hugs xx,

Anonymous said...

I have never had fish tacos but I will have to try looks so healthy and lite... :)

Angela Duke said...

Well this is certainly a departure from your usual Paula Deen methods, but nonetheless looks deeeelicious.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Well Miss Priss,
The doctors have convinced me to go on a healthy diet. Join me?
I will make this when your get home for break.
Love you,

designchic said...

These look delicious...may have to make them for dinner tonight!!

kathi said...

Hi Teresa
Thanks for your comment this morning! I would love to see your ceramics, are you planning to post some pictures?
I've been thinking about setting up a new work bench here at home for metal work, but the tool list is daunting. But after completing 2 courses at Pratt you can rent studio space by the day. They have about a million dollars worth of tools can't beat it.
On my other list is basket weaving and wood carving classes.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Kathi, I will post some after the class is finished. You are fortunate to have a place to work, Kathi. I would love to try basketweaving.
I am taking the 9 month interior decorating class that starts in the fall. I have had classes before, but this one will be more in depth and current. I admit I love school, haha. Keeps me younger.

Cindy Barganier said...

That sounds yummy. I will definitly be giving this one a try. We should meet! I'm a designer in Montgomery.. small world. You are doing a wonderful job with your blog.

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