I've had several requests for this recipe and I can't seem to find it in the blog so now I'm just going to repost if I have already posted! This is one of my kids favorite dinners and it is sure a lot cheaper than eating fish tacos out! I don't like many fried, breaded things so I developed this recipe without frying the fish. I think the secret is the dressing on the salad!
1-2 pieces of frozen tilipia per person
1/4 cup lime juice
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
1 chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper (I use the frozen chopped ones I have from summer)
Place all the above into a ziploc bag and let thaw while marinating. Once the fish have thawed and marinated for about an hour, place all ingredients into a skillet and cook on low heat until the fish falls apart. Stir it all together and cook off the water for about 5-7 minutes.
while I am marinating the fish, I make a package of Zatarain's spanish rice. I make it with a can of chopped tomatoes with chilis (Rotel). Keep covered and warm as you stir up the salad.
4-6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1-2 tomatoes, chopped small
1-3 tablespoons chopped onions (depending on how much you like onion) can be green onions
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
Mix together in a bowl and toss with dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
1-tablespoon taco seasoning
Stir until smooth and thin like salad dressing.
toss with salad
I place a bit of fish on a warmed tortilla, then rice and grated cheese and top with the salad mixture. I usually make guacamole (or get it from the freezer) and serve with salsa.
My kids brag about this dish to their friends and people they don't even know! I know I've hit on a keeper recipe when that happens!