Tilapia Tacos – So easy, a kid can do it
I know, tilapia can sound intimidating to cook. But don’t fear the fish! If prepared properly, it’s healthy, inexpensive and relatively easy to cook. Watch my demo video below.
Tilapia is the fourth most consumed fish in the the United States mainly because of its low price, easy preparation, and mild taste.
Cade’s Tilapia Taco’s with Corn Bacon Salsa
2 Tilapia Fillets (preferably fresh not frozen)
2 Tablespoons of blackened seasoning
2 soft flour or corn taco shells
1 ear of corn
1 red or orange bell pepper
3 strips of bacon
Half a lime
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of butter or olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine half a cup of finely chopped red pepper and half a cup of fresh cut corn in a bowl, set aside.
Cut 3 strips of bacon into small half inch pieces, set aside.
Season two tilapia fillets generously with blackened seasoning.
Heat two pans to medium-high heat, one for the bacon corn salsa the other for the tilapia.
Before you start the salsa or fish, heat your soft taco shells in one of the two pans. You can also heat them up in the microwave if you prefer. Set aside.
Place bacon in one pan and cook for about 3 minutes. Then add corn and peppers. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a small amount of butter or oil if required. The bacon grease may suffice.
While salsa is cooking, sear fish fillets in one tablespoon of butter in the other pan. Cook for approximately 3 minutes per side.
Remove fish, slice, and place in each taco shell.
Add lime and honey to bacon corn salsa then add salsa on top of each taco.