Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle
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  • 1 pound fresh or frozen skinless tilapia fillets or other white fish
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 9- to 10-inch flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions
  • Fresh lime wedges


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels and set aside. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, chipotle chile and 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside. In another bowl, combine onion, tomato and cilantro; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, combine garlic, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cinnamon. Rub evenly over both sides of fish using your fingers.
  3. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add fish and cook for 3 minutes. Turn fish and cook for 2 minutes more. Break fish into bite-size chunks; sprinkle with lime peel and juice. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork. Remove from heat. Remove fish mixture from skillet with a slotted spoon, discarding liquid.
  4. To serve, fill each tortilla with 1/2 cup of the fish mixture and 1/4 cup of onion mixture. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons of the chipotle-sour cream mixture. Fold in half or roll up. Serve with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.
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