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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fish Tacos

Typically, the "new year" inspires me to focus on bringing a new, fresh taste to our menus - and being sure to include meals that are full of flavor, but low in calories. This is one of our favorites. It is only 310 calories for 2 fish tacos ... but you would never know it because there is so much flavor packed into this dish that you will never miss those extra calories. I hope that your family will enjoy this meal as much as our family does.

Fish Tacos
310 calories for 2 tacos - Serves 5

4 cups of broccoli slaw or coleslaw mix
1/2 cup of fat-free tartar sauce
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 pounds of tilapia filets
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
10 corn tortillas

Combine broccoli slaw, tartar sauce, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil with 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Cook the tilapia about 5-6 minutes on each side, until the outside of the fish flakes easily. Remove fish from pan, flake it and toss it with more lemon juice (to taste). Warm up the tortillas. Add fish and broccoli slaw mixture. Top with 2 Tablespoons of low-fat cheese (We use Monterrey Jack). Serve.

***Additional garnishes we enjoy: Avocado, tomatoes, salsa, or peppers. Get creative. There are so many options that you can do to make this recipe your own.


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