At first, fish tacos might sound a bit unusual but if you like to fish, you will love this recipe. Use your favorite fish with this lively raspberry-pineapple salsa and a yogurt-lime cream sauce for a spectacular explosion of flavors.
How to Make Fish Tacos
This Fish Tacos recipe will make 8 tacos and take about 45 minutes to prepare.
Fish Tacos with Raspberry-Pineapple Salsa
Fish Taco Ingredients
- 3 limes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- 1 lbs of your favorite fish
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
- 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onion
- 2 jalapeño peppers halved, seeded and finely chopped
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 8 corn tortillas
- 1 cup finely shredded lettuce
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- Lime wedges
Fish Taco Cooking Directions
- Grate 1 tsp. of lime zest and squeeze 5 Tbsp. juice from limes.
- Combine 2 Tbsp. of the juice with 1 Tbsp. oil, chili powder, and ⅛ tsp. pepper in a small bowl. Place the fish in a sealed plastic bag and set in a shallow dish. Pour in the lime mixture, seal and turn to coat the fish. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine raspberries, pineapple, green onion, jalapeno, 1 tsp lime zest, 1 Tbsp. lime juice and the remaining 1 Tbsp. of oil, and ⅛ tsp. pepper in a medium bowl.
- Combine yogurt and the remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice in a small bowl.
- Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the fish (discard marinade) and cook, turning once, until it flakes easily, 4 to 6 minutes.
- Break the fish into bite-size pieces with a fork. Serve in tortillas topped with lettuce, the salsa, the yogurt mixture and cilantro, with lime wedges on the side, If desired.
Did You Know
The Taco can trace its history to the silver mines of Mexico. It is believed that the word taco originally referred to pieces of paper that miners would wrap around gunpowder to make sticks of dynamite.
The first record of the taco as a food, came from “taco de minero,” which translates to miner’s tacos. It’s believed that referred to what we now call tostadas.
The taco originally came to the U.S. through migrants that traveled to the Los Angeles area in the early 1900s. It was originally seen as a low-class street food.
Gentrification of the Taco
Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it. In 1962 a businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates. Taco Bell went public in 197 and managed 325 restaurants. In 1978, PepsiCo purchased Taco Bell from Glen Bell and now Taco Bell is in almost every county in the world.