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Friday, August 3, 2012

Fast Fish Tacos *Food Friday Share*

Oh thank goodness it's Friday! This week has been extremely busy BUT productive for me. It was filled with many things "to do" but accomplishing them makes all the stress worth it.
Speaking of stress....I hope this easy but very delicious Food Friday share can be a "stress-reliever" for you today as you think of what's going to be for dinner tonight. :)
Fast Fish Tacos

From Good Bite, Weeknight Meals
Fast Fish Tacos
1 pound skinless tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 ½ tbsp. olive oil
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
¾ cup light sour cream
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp salsa, divided
4 large taco shells
1 ½ cups shredded cabbage
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 lime, sliced into wedges

Preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the tilapia pieces on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the fish with the oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Broil the fish until it is golden-brown and flakes easily with a fork, 5-10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
While the fish is cooking, place the sour cream and 2 tbsp. of the salsa in a small bowl and stir to combine.
Divide the fish evenly among the taco shells and top with the cabbage, sour cream mixture, remaining salsa, and the avocado. Serve with fish tacos immediately with the lime wedges.
Make it easy
If you like, you can warm the taco shells while preparing the fish. Place them on a baking sheet on a lower rack in the oven while fish is broiling. When the fish is done, your taco shells will be warmed and ready to fill.

My thoughts....
1. So this does not compare to the yummy fish tacos I used to have back in Cali but I love how super easy it is to make.
2. The fish is not breaded to you save some calories there and it's so colorful...who doesn't want to try it? right? Even my kids ate them. They didn't eat a lot but they consumed what's on their plate and that's good enough for me.
3. If you look at the ingredients, this is another recipe that's easy on the pocketbooks as well. Plus you can make this when most of the produce on the list is in season, such as with the avocados and cabbage. Taco shells go on sale in my local grocery store for $1 a pack (hard shell tacos, 12 in a pack) and that helps keep the cost down too. Tilapia fish goes on sale at our local Albertson's too. You can purchase them during "buy 1 get 2 free" deal at $8 for three, bringing each pack (5 pcs eachs) for less than $3. Can't beat that!
4. Because the dish has veggies in it already, I opted to not serve salad, instead I made a strawberry and banana smoothie. During this week, our Albertson's had a deal for strawberries and bananas. Don't you just love it when you know exactly what you can make with sale items?!

So that's my share today. Have you been enjoying these Food Friday Shares? Or are they a bummer for you cause you'd rather see some craft shares? Let me know your thoughts as I'm trying to think forward to the Fall and what I can add (or take away) from my blog posts to make it an enjoyable read for all of you.

Thanks a bunches.

Till next time,

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