Pregistry’s Friday Recipe: Fish Tacos

A delicious, simple dinner, ready in a flash!

If you’re intimidated by cooking fish then this recipe is for you. Tilapia is incredibly easy to cook, and a tasty marinade adds tons of flavor to boot.

Marinating the fish also prevents it from drying out; from there it only takes about 10 minutes in the oven. Serve it in lettuce leaves, as shown, or the more traditional tortilla.

And topping options are endless! We love a mango salsa but chopped cilantro, red onion, avocado or sour cream are perfect too!

Fish Tacos:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 – 4 limes)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • Boston lettuce leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Salsa, sour cream, diced avocado, chopped red onion, for serving

In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, garlic, onion, oregano, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and pour into a glass baking dish. Add the tilapia and turn several times to coat well. Cover and marinate, chilled, for 1 – 2 hours.

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Uncover the dish and bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or till fish is just cooked through. Flake the fish into large chunks and let cool slightly.

To serve, place a portion of the fish into your lettuce leaves; serve with lime wedges and your choice of toppings.

Sheri Silver
Sheri Silver is a mother of three, blogger and food photographer. Sheri has been a serious home cook and baker for over 30 years, with a passion for design that dates back to her college years as an architecture student. Food photography was the natural marriage of these two interests, and she’s been creating delicious recipes and food images for almost 10 years. When not working, Sheri can be found exploring New York City and beyond with her family.

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