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Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Total Time 30 mins

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Cumin and cinnamon spice up ordinary frozen tilapia fillets for a fragrant pan-fried fish taco filling. Just add margaritas for the full restaurant experience.


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen skinless tilapia fillets or other white fish
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 8 5- to 6-inch flour tortillas, warmed
  • Lime wedges


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. For Chipotle Cream: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, chipotle chile and 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside. In another bowl, combine tomato, onion and cilantro; set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, combine garlic, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt and the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of fish.
  4. Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook for 3 minutes. Turn and cook for 2 minutes more. Break fish into bite-size chunks; sprinkle with lime zest and juice. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Remove from heat. Remove fish from skillet with a slotted spoon, discarding liquid.
  5. Serve fish in warm tortillas topped with the tomato and onion mixture and Chipotle Cream. Squeeze lime wedges over tacos.

Nutrition Facts

(Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream)

Servings Per Recipe 4, pro. (g) 39, vit. A (IU) 861, iron (mg) 3, carb. (g) 34, vit. C (mg) 17, Fat, total (g) 17, sugar (g) 4, chol. (mg) 113, Thiamin (mg) 0, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 1026, calcium (mg) 140, cal. (kcal) 433, Folate (µg) 57, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, Niacin (mg) 7, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 8, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Potassium (mg) 749, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Riboflavin (mg) 0

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