Filed Under: 20msc-fridaySelection, broil, Side, spanishportuguese, Under 20 Mins, Vegetables

Quick Fish Tacos with Cilantro and Lime Sour Cream

Fresh and flavourful, this quick meal is nutritious and fun for the whole family. Ingredients can be set out on the table allowing everyone a chance to assemble tacos to their personal taste. Other terrific taco toppers would be diced avocado, jicama or radish slices or chopped green onion.

October 30th, 2012

Recipe Developed by Paula Bowman

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing sheet pan
  • 1/2 white onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 Cups ice water
  • 1/2 Cups reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/4 Cups reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest (about 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 pounds tilapia fillets, or other firm white fish (e.g. haddock, mahi mahi or bass)
  • 18 (6-inch) whole-wheat or corn tortillas
  • 2 Cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 Cup deli fresh store bought salsa, drained
  • 1/2 Cups fresh cilantro leaves for garnish, optional
  1. Preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed sheet pan with tinfoil, lightly grease with olive oil and set aside. Stack tortillas and wrap in tinfoil, set aside. Place onion slices in ice water for 10 minutes, drain well and set aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise and lime zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

  3. Place wrapped tortillas on bottom rack of oven for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, jalapeno and cumin and stir. Arrange tilapia on prepared sheet pan and brush tops of fillets with jalapeno mixture. Broil fish 3 to 4-inches from heat until just cooked through, about 7 -10 minutes. Break fish into large chunks and transfer to serving plate.

  5. To assemble tacos, fill tortillas with fish, onions, cabbage, salsa, drizzle with lime sour cream and garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Quick Fish Tacos with Cilantro and Lime Sour Cream
Photo Credit: Carlo Mendoza