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Blackened Fish Tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos

This Blackened Fish Tacos recipe is made with tilapia blanketed in herbs and spices and grilled in a George Foreman.  Then, the fish is wrapped in a lightly grilled corn tortilla and topped off with a homemade salsa and a spritz of lime, completing the dish and ready to serve!  Simply delicious, healthy, and low in calories.  These blackened fish tacos yields about 4 servings and takes about twenty-five minutes to make.

Don’t care for corn tortillas? That’s alright, flour tortillas are just as delicious, although not as healthy 🙂  Also, if you are not a fish person, you could use chicken as a replacement.  This recipe is also very similar to my Skinny Taco Bowl recipe.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen tilapia fillets (about 3.5 oz each), thawed
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 limes (1 tbsp juiced and the rest for garnish)
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro (or, 1/2 tsp dried cilantro)
  • yellow corn tortillas

blackened fish tacos

Directions:

First, bring together onions, black beans, corn, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.  Simmer on low, stirring occasionally.  This will be your homemade salsa.

While the salsa is cooking, in a small bowl measure and mix together brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper.  This is your blackened seasoning for the tilapia.  Next, rub the seasoning over both sides of all the tilapia fillets.  (Make sure the fish is thawed out before putting seasoning on it).
blackened fish tacos

On a George Foreman, grill at 375F for 2-3 minutes each, or until the fish turns a flaky white.  I cooked two fillets at a time.  If you do not have a George Foreman or something similar, you could make the blackened fish over the stovetop, cooking on medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side.  Just make sure to grease the pan, so the fish does not stick.

Once all the blackened tilapia is cooked and the grill is still hot, throw a few corn tortillas on the grill for about a minute to warm them up.

Lastly, cut the fish into smaller pieces and place onto corn tortillas, spoon out some salsa mixture you made, and top it off with some lime wedges, avocado, cheese, or your favorite toppings!    blackened fish tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos

These Blackened Fish Tacos are made with grilled tilapia blanketed in herbs and spices, wrapped in corn tortillas, and topped off with a homemade salsa!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen tilapia fillets, thawed
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup corn, frozen
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 limes, (1tbsp juice and the rest for garnish)
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, or 1/2 tsp dried cilantro
  • yellow corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. For the homemade salsa, in a skillet bring together onions, black beans, corn, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally.

  2. For the blackened seasoning, in a small bowl measure and mix together brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Rub seasoning over both sides of all fillets.

  3. On a George Foreman, grill at 375F for 2-3 minutes each or until flaky white.

  4. Cut the fish into small pieces and place onto corn tortillas, spoon out salsa mixture, and top it off with lim wedges.  Add your favorite toppings such as cheese, avocado, or sour cream!

 

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