Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce
- 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:
|1||lb||firm white fleshed fish such as halibut or cod diced into ½” cubes|
|1/2||tsp||salt and pepper|
|1||tsp||fresh salsa or picante sauce|
For the Avocado Cilantro Sauce
|1||medium||ripe avocado, seeded and peeled (preferably the Hass variety)|
|3||cloves||garlic (about 1½ Tbsp fresh garlic)|
|1/4||cup||Yellow onion, roughly chopped|
|Red pepper sauce such as Tabasco to taste (usually about ½ tsp)|
|Salt to taste|
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.