Does anyone else feel like they will literally die if the weather doesn’t warm up soon? I do. Our Wisconsin Spring has not happened yet, that is for sure.
So, I’ve been trying to make food that reminds me of warmer weather. Like Lime Tilapia Tacos! They remind me of fun trips our family has taken to Mexico and grilling out in the summer. Throw a margarita in there and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal!
While I would have loved to grill this tilapia, it was about 30 degrees outside this past weekend. Not grilling weather. I settled for baking this in a little foil pouch in the oven instead. These tacos were so tasty!
Lime Tilapia Tacos
2 large tilapia fillets
1 lime, cut in half. Use one half for the lime juice and slice the other half into very thin slices
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1 mango, peeled and diced
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Lay a sheet of foil on a baking sheet and drizzle with enough olive oil to coat the surface where you will place the tilapia. Place the tilapia fillets side by side on top of the oil coated surface. Drizzle more oil over the top of the fillets.
Using half of the lime, squeeze the juice over the tilapia and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place thin slices of lime over the top of the fish. Put half of the diced mango on top of the tilapia and close your foil packet.
Place the tilapia in the oven until it is cooked through and flakes with a fork. Our fish took about 15-20 minutes to cook.
Just before your fish is ready, heat your tortillas. We zapped them in the microwave for 15 seconds or so, but the better way to do it would be to heat each side in a pan on the stove.
Assemble the tacos with pieces of the baked tilapia and mango and top with shredded cabbage, avocado, extra mango, sour cream, and my favorite…a little hot sauce.
This recipe is the perfect reminder that simple, real food ingredients can really pack a punch in the flavor department. Nothing complicated or fussy. The light taste of the tilapia pairs perfectly with the zesty lime and sweet mango flavor.
What summer flavors are you anxious for?
This recipe was shared on Fat Tuesday.
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