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PAN-SEARED FISH TACOS + MANDARIN SALSA

This clean dinner recipe for Pan-Seared Fish Tacos with Mandarin Salsa is a brief and finances-pleasant meal. Spiced and seared tilapia topped with a healthy mandarin orange salsa for the ideal weeknight dinner.

PAN-SEARED FISH TACOS + MANDARIN SALSA
PAN-SEARED FISH TACOS + MANDARIN SALSA

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets, 4 oz each
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne, optional
  • shredded cabbage
  • avocado
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix the canola oil, kosher salt, sugar, and remaining spices to form a paste. Coat the fish and heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the fillets and cook on each side until a blackened crust forms; about 3 minutes per side. The temperature should read 145ºF.
  3. Place the mandarin oranges, plum tomato, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro in a bowl. Sprinkle the top with salt and sugar. Add the lime juice and toss. Adjust seasoning to taste. Chill in the fridge for an hour or so to meld the flavors. Serve chilled.

Notes

Home Chef Tip: Add some creaminess to these tacos with a simple chipotle yogurt dressing. Mix 1 whole adobo packed chipotle pepper, about 1-2 tablespoons of adobo, with 3/4 cup of 0% yogurt, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, a teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of salt to a blender. Blend until smooth.

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