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Chile-Lime Fish Tacos

Who says fish tacos have to be deep fried?

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The classic fish taco, made even easier and simpler, but without skimping on flavor. That’s what you’ll find in each bite of these Chile-Lime Fish Tacos. At the heart of these fish tacos are slices of flaky baked cod. However, you can sub in any mild, firm-fleshed fish if cod isn’t your fave. We’ve skipped the breading and the crispy coating, instead making the cod itself (along with the chile lime marinade) the star of these tacos.

Additionally, while fish tacos are commonly fried, we’re cutting down on the oil – and the potential fat, calories, and sodium that can accompany fried foods – by baking the strips of cod in the oven. The trick to keeping the cod together while it bakes? Make time to refrigerate the fish once it’s portioned out, seasoned, and soaking up the vibrant, slightly spicy marinade. This not only infuses some extra-deep flavor into each bite, but it also makes for a super simple, straight-out-of-the-fridge cooking process that’s almost effortless. After just a short trip in the oven, you’ll have ready-to-enjoy taco meat that’s flaky and satisfying.

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Chile-Lime Fish Tacos

Servings
4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Duration
55 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chile powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 lb cod, thawed if frozen
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Preparation

  1. In a shallow bowl or casserole dish, whisk together the oil, lime zest and juice, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin and paprika. Thoroughly pat the fish dry, cut into 1½-inch-wide strips and add to the lime marinade, turning to coat. Cover; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400oF. Uncover; transfer fish and marinade to a 7 x 11-inch casserole dish if it isn’t in one already. Season fish all over with salt and pepper. Bake until cooked through; fish will be opaque and flake easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ¼ of recipe
  • Calories 163
  • Carbohydrate Content 2 g
  • Cholesterol Content 49 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 0.4 g
  • Protein Content 20 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 313 mg
  • Sugar Content 0.2 g