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Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

  • Category: Fish, Main Dish
  • Submitted By: Isaac Owsley
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serving Size: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 15 minutes

Quick, easy and delicious, these fish tacos are a definite dinnertime pleaser. With the mild buttery flavor of the fish complimented perfectly with the spicy smoothness of the avocado cilantro sauce. The sauce is versatile as well because it also compliments steak taco filling just as well as it does the fish. Try this at your next family dinner for an interesting twist on taco night.

For the fish taco filling:

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 lb firm white fleshed fish such as halibut or cod diced into ½” cubes
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp fresh salsa or picante sauce
2 Tbsp butter

For the Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 medium ripe avocado, seeded and peeled (preferably the Hass variety)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Cilantro
3 cloves garlic (about 1½ Tbsp fresh garlic)
1/4 cup Yellow onion, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
    Red pepper sauce such as Tabasco to taste (usually about ½ tsp)
    Salt to taste

To prepare:

Prepare the avocado cilantro sauce first by combining all of the ingredients for the sauce in a blender. Cover and blend on puree setting (medium speed) until all ingredients are smoothly blended. Adjust the salt, pepper and pepper sauce to taste and refrigerate. To prepare the fish, melt the butter in a medium skillet until the butter foams. Season the diced fish with the salt, pepper, chili powder and garlic powder, tossing to coat well and add to the butter. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until the fish begins to turn opaque then lower the heat and add in the lime juice and salsa. Saute 3- 5 minutes more until the fish flakes easily when touched with the spatula. Serve right away on heated corn tortillas drizzling the avocado sauce over the fish then topping with lettuce, cheese, guacamole or any of your favorite taco toppings.