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Tilapia Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

Tilapia is a sustainable freshwater fish that is broadly available and gives a mild taste. you could use a greater assertively flavored fish, including mackerel, in case you decide upon.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro stems
  • 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 cups very thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Arrange garlic, tomatillos, and jalapeño in a single layer on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Broil 3 minutes on each side or until blackened. Combine tomatillo mixture, cilantro stems, mayonnaise, sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor or blender; blend until smooth

.Step 3

Combine cabbage, juice, and oil in a medium bowl; toss to coat.

Step 4

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan; cook 2 minutes. Turn fish over; cook 1 minute.

Step 5

Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange half of a tilapia fillet in the center of each tortilla; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage mixture, about 1 1/2 tablespoons tomatillo mixture, and about 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro leaves.

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