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Healthy Spicy Fish Tacos

Spicy Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime CreamFish Tacos! 

It is 163 degrees here in our corner of North Carolina, which means that if I don’t work out before 7 am I am suffering. SUFFERING. It also means that I only want two things: Latin-inspired food and margaritas. On the rocks. With salt.

This heat means that there is no need to wear make-up. There is no point in fixing my hair (because it is a humidified curl-a-rama disaster). I have abandoned shoes completely ( I DO wear them in public, ya’ll. Don’t freak out. I’m not Britney Spears). Tank tops are the only shirts in my wardrobe for the next three months.

I am going through an entire bunch of cilantro on the daily because I want it on everything. Evuuuurrrrreeeeeething.

Pico de Gallo

2019 Interjection –>> Once upon a forever ago bloggers did this thing (I know you care so much about bloggers, right?) where they nominated each other for imaginary awards and looking back … it seems super nerdy, but also as a way to lift each other up. All the awards had these arbitrary rules

  • True Romance is my favorite movie. Alabama Worley is the greatest character ever. Period.
  • I love a coloring book and a new box of Crayola crayons. Sheer awesomeness.
  •  I just finished the first month of the Insanity workout this morning. I’ve lost fifteen pounds AND I still eat brownies. In the words of Tina Fey, “BLAM-O!!!”
  •  I think I want to cut my hair. And then I think I don’t. Too much indecision there.
  •  In my humble opinion, celery is just a vehicle for bleu cheese dressing or peanut butter.
  •  I can’t stand it when people use the incorrect versions of “to” and “too”. Or “there”, “their”, and “they’re”. Come ON!
  •  I can drive the rail buggy, but only if Chad shifts the gears. For some reason me and that transmission just don’t get along.

Spicy Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cream

Enough about me. Let’s talk about the blogs I’d like to nominate. And this avocado.

Since the last time I received some of these awards the rules have changed a little bit. If I were to nominate the set number of blogs for each of these three awards I’d have to list you 40 right here. I think that completely dilutes the purpose. So I’m breaking that rule and giving you five awesome picks. Read them!

  • The Burlesque Baker – is full of Gil Elvgren pin-ups, homemade body scrubs, and Kahlua cake. One of my new favorites!
  • Erin’s DC Kitchen – s’more’s ice cream and oven fried chicken; need I say more?
  • Dinner With Aura – beautiful photos AND pizza in a cast iron skillet. Wowser.
  • thepinkrachael – is an artist and teacher that lives in Madrid and posts beautiful photo journals and happy thoughts. She is so super.
  • A Window Into the Woods – amazing wildlife photography. A baby raccoon, horses, and squirrels!!

Make a margarita, a plate of fish tacos, and sit in the shade with a few new reads.

Spicy Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cream

Spicy Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cream



Spicy Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cream
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Serves: 4-6
  • Cilantro Lime Cream:
  • ~ ½ cup sour cream
  • ~ 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • ~ 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ~ 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ~ ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ~ ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ~ 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • For the Fish:
  • 1 pound flaky white fish (I used tilapia)seasoned with :
  • ~ ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ~ 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ~ 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ~ ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ~ 3 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • ~ ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • For the Tacos:
  • Pico de Gallo (or chunky fresh salsa)
  • Guacamole
  • small corn tortillas
  • shredded lettuce
  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the Cilantro Lime Cream, cover tightly, and refrigerate.
  2. In a large-ish bowl mix together all of the seasonings for the fish. Add in the fish and then toss to evenly coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Put the marinating fish and sauce in the skillet and cook for 3 minutes on one side without turning.
  4. Flip the pieces of fish and cook for about 3 more minutes. Flake the fish with a fork.
  5. To assemble the tacos, spread each corn tortilla with guacamole. Add a few pieces of fish, a bit of shredded lettuce, a heap of pico or fresh salsa, and the Cilantro Lime Cream.

This recipe is from Can You Stay for Dinner?, a blog full of fantastically delicious healthy recipes, calories counts, and motivational words about weightloss. Andie (the author) is by far one of my favorites.
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Saturday 17th of August 2013

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Sandra - The Foodie Affair

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

Congratulations on your awards!! Well deserved! Those tacos look yummy, especially topped with the creamy dressing!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Thursday 5th of July 2012

Thanks, Sandra!! The sour creamy dressing was sooo great. It perfectly complimented the spicy fish.


Thursday 28th of June 2012

i ADORE fish tacos...and these sound FABULOUS!!!!!!

Thanks so much for your asking people to check out my blog! You're a sweetie :)

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Friday 29th of June 2012

Your photos FASCINATE me. They really are amazing. I wander between your photos of furry and feathered friends and Hot Rod Cowgirl's seriously amazing landscapes and an sooooo blown away by the talent :) I love fish tacos, too!!! I really enjoyed this recipe.


Wednesday 27th of June 2012

I have never had a fish taco. Hmmm....

I gave you an award on my blog today. =)

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 27th of June 2012

Fish tacos should be on the list of things you have to try. Usually they are full of crispy fried cod and served in a crispy shell... sooooo good.

Thank you so much for the award!! How thoughful, Thoughtsy! On my way to investigate now ;)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies « Sugar Dish Me

Wednesday 27th of June 2012

[...] Remember when I said I’ve lost fifteen pounds AND I still eat brownies? [...]