Fast and easy, delicious fish tacos -- simply the best! When I have extra time, I like to add just a little cilantro, red onion, tomato, and avocado on top of mine with the lettuce, tomato, and crema!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tacos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place lime zest, cilantro, garlic, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper in a small food processor bowl. Pulse until combined, about 20 seconds. Add tequila while mixture pulses.

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  • Place tilapia fillets in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Add the garlic mixture and move fish around to coat each fillet. Let sit at room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Blend crema and chipotle pepper together in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt.

  • Heat an electric nonstick griddle to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Brush griddle with olive oil. Cook fillets until just opaque and easily flaked with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut fish into strips and place in tortillas with lettuce and tomatoes. Top with the chipotle crema and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Cook's Note:

The chipotle crema will make these tacos spicy; you can use sour cream instead if you don't like spicy food. The tacos are still amazing!

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 21.2g 43% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 34.5mg 12% DV; sodium 833.1mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
This was excellent! I did need to add some lime juice to the marinade ingredients to get it to pulse in the magic bullet and I'm glad I did. The extra tartness was a nice touch. I'm not a huge fan of tilapia but sure had no trouble scarfing this up. The only change I would make next time is to use corn tortilla's instead of flour. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
This was excellent! I did need to add some lime juice to the marinade ingredients to get it to pulse in the magic bullet and I'm glad I did. The extra tartness was a nice touch. I'm not a huge fan of tilapia but sure had no trouble scarfing this up. The only change I would make next time is to use corn tortilla's instead of flour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2018
Fish had a nice flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2018
I made so many substitutions! But I was really looking for something to help me with the process. I did not have tequila so just used olive oil as the base in the food processor. I had some adobe chili that was super spicy from another recipe. They were still wonderful! I may try to make with tequila the next time! I would definitely recommend! Read More
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