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Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing

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Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing
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Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing
Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing

I love ordering fish tacos, the crispy fried batter, the citrus of the lime, it’s like magic! However, I don’t love that I have to go to a restaurant to get them. I always thought that recreating these tasty tacos called for a deep fryer or a whole bottle of oil. I am here to tell you, that isn’t the case, you can make these tasty fish tacos at home!

Now, Tilapia is budget-friendly fish that holds up well when frying. Tilapia has Omega 6 fats and helps keep your cholesterol low. This recipe is going to give a light fry to the fish, no greasy mess!

The special twist to this dish is going to be the Ghost Pepper. Ghost Pepper in the top 3 hottest peppers, with a Scoville Scale rating of 1,041,427 SHU! Ghost Peppers won’t just bring extreme heat but a lasting memory! Too Spicy? Try adding a side of sour cream, the dairy can resolve the capsaicin of the pepper, reducing the burn.

This taco balances the soft, crispy fillet topped with chipotle lime dressing and crunchy slaw!

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Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing
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Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing

Course Main Course
Servings 6 Tacos
Calories 145kcal
Author Sonoran Spice

Ingredients

Fish Fry

  • 4 pieces Tilapia Fillet
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 6 Flour or Corn Tortilla
  • 3 tbsp Oil

For Slaw

  • 5 oz Red Cabbage grated
  • 2 pieces Carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup Onion minced
  • 1 Handful of Coriander
  • 1/2 Lime Keep the other half for dressing
  • 1/4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper

Chipotle Dressing

  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1 pinch Sonoran Ghost Pepper
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper

Instructions

Instruction for Slaw

  • Add all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and give a good mix.
  • Taste to see if you need more seasonings. Set aside in the fridge until needed.

Instruction for Dressing

  • Add all ingredients within a small bowl and mix well.
  • Taste to see if you need more Ghost Pepper or salt. Set aside in the fridge until needed.

Instructions for Fish

  • Season all fish with taco seasoning on both sides.
  • Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Pan-fry fish for 2-3 minutes per side or until fish is cooked through. 
  • Remove from heat and cut to small pieces.

Assemble Taco

  • Heat tortilla in a clean pan for 1 minute per side over medium heat.
  • Remove from stove and topped with fish, slaw, chipotle dressing, and more coriander and lime of desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing
Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing

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For other spicy meals check out our blog, we have you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And desserts too!

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