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basic bitch fish tacos.

Seasoned tilapia, fresh slaw, and perfect sauce make this meal not only easy, but fun and flavorful.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2
Author: sara rose : aflavorjournal.com

Ingredients

For Slaw

  • 1/4 cup romaine finely shredded
  • 1/8 cup carrot finely shredded
  • 1/8 cup radish sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tsp. cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeno
  • 5 medium slices cucumber thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 tbsp. red onion finely diced
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 lime wedge squeezed for juice

For Tacos

  • 2 1/4 lb. tilapia filets, halved
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 4 flour tortillas taco size

Instructions

For Slaw

  • Combine all veggies into a medium mixing bowl and toss with your hands until all veggies are evenly combined. Top with a touch of salt and pepper, mix again.
  • Finally, squeeze one lime wedge into the bowl, mix one more time, and bowl set aside.

For Tacos

  • Combine all seasonings into a medium mixing bowl and stir to blend them together.
  • Half each 1/4 lb. tilapia filet, making four pieces that are evenly sized. Coat all sides of each filet with your seasoning mix.
  • Heat canola oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot and spreads easily across the pan, gently lay each tilapia piece directly into the oil.
  • Cook all pieces for about 4-5 minutes on each side, minding the thickness of each piece and adjusting the cook time accordingly.
  • Remove all tilapia pieces from heat and place one each into a flour tortilla, making four total tacos. Shred the tilapia filets using two forks, as they should easily flake apart.
  • Top your tacos with the fresh slaw and sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from various recipes