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Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw

This is the ultimate recipe for grilled fish tacos. Fish tacos are a staple amongst California surfers but are frequently beer-battered and fried. For this more healthy, grilled version of fish tacos, chef Kerry Simon enriches the guacamole with low-fat bitter cream and adds plenty of flavor with sliced jalapeños, red onion, and cilantro. The crispy, tangy slaw is made by surely tossing cabbage with an on the spot lime vinaigrette. Slideshow: More Fish Taco Recipes

Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw
Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients

  • 2 Hass avocados—halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small head of napa cabbage, shredded (4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 pounds thick red snapper fillets with skin, cut crosswise into ten 2-inch-wide strips
  • Ten 7-inch flour tortillas, warmed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving

How to Make It

Step 1    

Light a grill. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados, sour cream, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro and 3 tablespoons of the lime juice. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole.

Step 2    

In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3    

Brush the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until lightly charred and cooked through about 10 minutes. Transfer the fish to a platter and pull off the skin.

Step 4    

To assemble each taco, spread a dollop of guacamole on a tortilla. Top with a piece of fish, a few tomato slices and a large spoonful of the cabbage slaw. Serve with the hot sauce and lime wedges.

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