Cod Tacos with Strawberry-Mango Salsa


Cod Tacos

Ingredients: 

1 pound boneless, skinless cod fillets

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon hot smoked paprika

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

½ teaspoon pepper, divided

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided

1 small onion, chopped

1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped

8 (5-inch) corn tortillas

Directions: 

Place cod on a plate. Brush one side of cod with lime juice. Combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small cup. Rub onto cod, on lime juice side. Set aside 10 minutes while preparing vegetables.

Heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Remove vegetables from skillet, set aside and keep warm.

Place remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in skillet; heat over medium-high heat until sizzling. Pour off any accumulated liquid and place cod, seasoned side up, in a single layer in the skillet. Cook 3 minutes. Gently turn over and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until fish is firm and lightly browned. Remove from skillet. Flake with a fork.

While fish is cooking, wrap tortillas, two to a damp paper towel. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds or until warm and tender.

To serve, arrange fish chunks on tortillas. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of onion and bell pepper; fold and serve. Pass salsa separately.

Makes 4 (two-taco) servings

Nutritional Information: 

PER SERVING: 285 calories / 4.5 grams total fat / 23 grams protein / 35.5 grams carbohydrates / 60 milligrams cholesterol / 530 milligrams sodium / 5.3 grams dietary fiber

 

Note: If desired, grill cod instead.

 

Strawberry-Mango Salsa

Ingredients:

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup diced ripe mango (1 small mango)

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 small green onion, minced (green part only)

1 small jalapeno chile, cored, seeded and minced

2 teaspoons honey

Directions: 

Combine strawberries, mango, cilantro, lime juice, green onion, chile and honey. Stir well and set aside while making tacos.