Fish for Dinner

This weekend I had a delicious meal!

Grilled Fish Tacos!

I apologize in advance for the quality of pictures. My mom and I were both starving and I only had time to take a few quick pictures so our food wouldn’t get cold. But I promise, if you re-create this meal, you will not be disappointed.

There are many different components to make this meal, but it only took about one hour to throw everything together, from start to finish! Great for a weeknight dinner!

Ok, I know you can’t even really see the fish under all of the toppings, but you can def taste it!

Here is the beautiful grilled tilapia recipe I used for these tacos. This was very easy to prepare and I used a quick marinade/spice rub to give the fish even more flavor.

Spice Rubbed Tilapia 

Print this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tilapia
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 – 1.5 teaspoons chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 0.5 teaspoons salt
  • Juice of one lemon
Directions
Mix paprika, chile powder, salt and pepper together and rub evenly on all sides of the fish. Place fish in a shallow dish and squeeze lemon over fish. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinade in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Start your grill. Grill fish on medium heat for about 4 – 5 minutes on the first side.
Carefully flip the fish over and cook for an addition 1 – 3 minutes. (Take care! The fish is very delicate!)
Carefully remove from grill and eat!

Very yummy! I served this on Trader Joe’s homemade flour tortillas with refried black beans, this slaw recipe, sauteed red pepper + onions, lettuce and diced tomatoes. But add whatever else fits your fancy!

And for extra flavor, grill your tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds per side! Adds a perfect bit of crispiness!

Very delicious and healthy! And here is my Nutrition Tip of the Day!

When making tacos at home, please be aware of the ingredients that go into your tortillas! Many tortillas (especially the flour variety) comes with a laundry list of ingredients. Look for tortillas that have the least amount of ingredients possible! Corn tortillas should include only three: masa (or corn meal), lime, and salt. Flour tortillas can often be overloaded with the dreaded trans fat and lard! The flour tortillas I purchased only had 5: flour, safflower oil, honey, baking powder, and sea salt. All very common ingredients that are easy to pronounce. No need for anything else!

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