Looking for a healthy fish taco recipe to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Go ahead and give this easy, low carb dinner a try and get a good dose of healthy omega’s and protein from the fish! Feel free to cook your fish on the grill, bake it in the oven, or cook it in a pan.
Ok, honestly, for most of my life I thought fish tacos were strange and could never take the place of a ground beef taco. There was one time when I was younger and my mom wanted to make fish tacos. I immediately balked at the prospect. However, she knew that I liked fish sticks at the time and decided to make them with that instead of fish. Sneaky mom, sneaky. I found them quite good and then decided that maybe fish stick version fish tacos were acceptable, but the real kind, no way, no thanks, gross. All the hype that people have around fish tacos? It took me years to understand.(Ok, I’m still not so sure about it). Whenever people get all excited and want to go get fish tacos I’m all like:
I will now eat a fish taco, but I still would pick a different type of taco if I had the choice. It is strange, though, because I love fish, and I love tacos. You think it would work out perfectly. I don’t think I’ve ever ordered one myself, but I’ve tried them when others at the table order them. (I’m all about trying everyone else’s dishes, just saying hehe). However, even with that said, I will admit I ate these little babies right up and was very satisfied with my decision to use fish rather than an alternative!
I’ve used tilapia in this recipe, but feel free to substitute any light white fish of your choice. I am hoping this recipe will help turn you on to using fish in more of your recipes. I often hear that people rarely eat seafood, particularly at home. A common reason I hear is that it is difficult to cook with. Cooking fish does not have to be complicated! Just toss some spices on it (if desired) throw it in a pan, or on a grill and cook it through and top with whatever toppings you fancy if you are at a loss! You know it’s done with it flakes easily with a fork. More importantly, it can also be so quick! For example, this meal took me less than 10 minutes to whip up! In addition to quickness, seafood also packs quite a few benefits.
There is a lot of protein, and omega fatty acids for starters. It is often overlooked as a protein source, but it is a great alternative to the traditional meat you think about when you hear the word “protein”. P.S. It is also a good way for vegetarians- if they eat seafood- to get protein, as well. Even better is some of the vitamins that some fish (but not all) can provide, most namely B-12 and vitamin D. Both are important, both are ones people can become deficient in, and both are ones that can cause some serious problems if low in the body. (Tilapia has a good bit of both ;)). Unless you are allergic, I challenge you to incorporate more seafood in your diet!
Now, you go have a responsible Cinco De Mayo and eat some of these fish tacos while you’re at it 😉
How do you feel about fish tacos?
Do you have any exciting Cinco de Mayo plans?