Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos: The Perfect Lenten Feast #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias

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The Lenten Season officially began a week ago, and we still have 5 more no meat Fridays ahead of us. I am not a vegetarian, and neither is anyone else in my family so finding a meatless recipe that we can all enjoy can be a daunting task. One thing we can always, always agree on – TACOS! For meatless Fridays during lent, these chipotle lime tacos are to die for. So freakin’ yummy! #VivaLaMorena I say!

Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

I always prefer shopping at  Hispanic grocery store anytime I make a Latin-inspired meal. My regular grocery store and the (3 other grocery stores in my neighborhood) only have half an aisle dedicated to Hispanic products.  Just HALF AN AISLE! All the beans, Sazón, Adobo, and chipotle peppers are all in the same aisle – and the variety is laughable.  Not at Hispanic grocery stores though, I went to Cermak Produce recently and this aisle, for instance, is their canned peppers aisle.

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Jalapeno peppers, chipotle peppers, serrano peppers – all in cans.

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La Morena products are something that ex’s mom (my daughter’s grandmother) always had on-hand. She cooked her best dishes with them.

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My ex’s mom is probably the best cook I’ve ever met. From Venezuela, she can cook practically anything and it always tastes amazing. For as long as I can remember, she’s been my cooking inspiration. Effortless deliciousness – she makes it look so easy! I always wanted her to teach me some of her best recipes, but unfortunately I wasn’t so great of a cook back then. She tried, but nothing ever stuck.

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Luckily, I’ve spent some years honing my skills and came up with this recipe for Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos. Hope you enjoy them!

La Morena-Tacos

Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

INGREDIENTS

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds tilapia fillets, cut into chunks

Chipotle Lime Sauce

  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • Adobo sauce from one can of La Morena chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning

Toppings

  • 1 pkg tortillas
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 pkg cole slaw mix
  • Lime wedges
  • 1 can La Morena sliced green jalapeno peppers

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the marinade. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning, and black pepper in a bowl until blended. Place the tilapia in a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Make the dressing. Mix the sour cream and adobo sauce in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Cook the fish. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Remove fish from marinade, drain off any excess and discard marinade. Cook fish pieces until easily flaked with a fork, turning once, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Assemble the tacos. Heat tortillas over an open flame or warm in the microwave. Place fish pieces in the center of tortillas and top with cole slaw mix, cilantro, and drizzle with Chipotle Lime Sauce. Garnish with lime wedges.

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