Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tilapia Tacos - less calories, but all the flavor!!!

Let's just say that this holiday season was filled with culinary indulgences (future recipes and posts to follow from said meals).

If you, like us, are finding yourselves in need of a bit of a diet detox, look no further. I really couldn't get over how flavorful this dish came out, and couldn't resist sharing it with you all. It is beyond easy, as it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and absolutely insanely tasty. Did I say that already? Well, it is.

Feel free to substitute the salsa, and I use whole wheat pita pockets instead of wraps or tortillas. This basic recipe can be altered to your taste, and makes a perfect hearty week night meal!

Tilapia Tacos

1 lb tilapia filets (usually 4 medium sized filets, available at every grocery store that has a descent seafood section)
1 lime, zest & juice
1 tbsp butter
whole wheat pita pockets or mini wraps
mango salsa (I used a store bought kind from Whole Foods, all it contains if you wish to make your own is: diced mangoes, pineapples, red bell pepper, jicama, & sea salt)
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1 -2 tsp cayenne

First, preheat the oven to 375F and spray your baking pan with non stick spray. Place the filets evenly in your pan, season with salt pepper, zest & juice of the lime, and a tiny pad of butter on top of each filet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until finished (browns a little on the sides and top).
Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together the sour cream & cayenne pepper thoroughly.
In another bowl, mix together your mango salsa.

Let the tilapia cool, assemble and serve!
*Fun for a crowd & for a family, as you can assemble your own taco!

(the sour cream, served on the side)

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