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Fish Tacos with Cabbage, Jicama, and Black Beans

The recipe for fish tacos calls for any variety of mild white fish, allowing you to take advantage of sales.
Body+Soul, April 2009
  • Prep Time 35 minutes
  • Total Time 50 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more for baking sheet $0.06
  • 12 six-inch white-corn tortillas $1.49
  • 2/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt $0.60
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro $0.25
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice $0.66
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce $0.03
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 green cabbage, cored and shredded (about 1 pound) $0.99
  • 1/2 jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks $0.99
  • 11/2 pounds tilapia, cut into 3/4-inch strips $7.48
  • 1 large egg $0.27
  • 1 cup plain dry bread crumbs $0.66
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed $0.99
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin $0.03
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder $0.04

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; brush with oil and set aside. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil. In a large bowl, stir together yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper. Add cabbage and jicama and toss to combine; set aside.

  2. Season fish with salt and pepper. Beat egg in medium bowl. Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip strips of fish in egg, then bread crumbs, pressing crumbs onto fish to adhere. Arrange fish strips on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake until golden brown and opaque throughout, 15 to 18 minutes. After about 6 minutes, place tortillas in the oven to warm.

  3. While fish and tortillas bake, cook beans, cumin, and chili powder in a small saucepan over medium until warmed through, 4 to 6 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Set beans, tortillas, cabbage mixture, and fish on table, and let each diner build his or her own taco.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (10)

  • 5 May, 2009

    Are these good?? I don't mind spending the money if they are good. Anyone actually made them yet?

  • 31 Mar, 2009

    Hmm well I am preparing this recipe tonight... so I will review how it tastes soon :-)

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    I swear I only clicked submit once.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    carole7777--I understand your point and it's a good one. People used to borrow an egg here or a cup of sugar there from neighbors. I don't understand why we lost this practice. What's the harm in asking a neighbor if you may have a tsp of cumin, especially if it saves you $3 now. When you have a bit more to spend, you can always buy some and pay back your neighbor. I know some people might be mortified to try this, but there is certainly no shame in the asking.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    carole7777--I understand your point and it's a good one. People used to borrow an egg here or a cup of sugar there from neighbors. I don't understand why we lost this practice. What's the harm in asking a neighbor if you may have a tsp of cumin, especially if it saves you $3 now. When you have a bit more to spend, you can always buy some and pay back your neighbor. I know some people might be mortified to try this, but there is certainly no shame in the asking.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    carole7777--I understand your point and it's a good one. People used to borrow an egg here or a cup of sugar there from neighbors. I don't understand why we lost this practice. What's the harm in asking a neighbor if you may have a tsp of cumin, especially if it saves you $3 now. When you have a bit more to spend, you can always buy some and pay back your neighbor. I know some people might be mortified to try this, but there is certainly no shame in the asking.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    These prices do not take into account that you have to buy a container of each thing, or a bunch of each thing. Many times you buy recipe specific ingredients, only to have the unused ingredients go to waste. So these prices dont accurately reflect the true cost. You need to buy the whole bottle of hot pepper sauce, so maybe that's $1.79, as so it goes.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    These prices do not take into account that you have to buy a container of each thing, or a bunch of each thing. Many times you buy recipe specific ingredients, only to have the unused ingredients go to waste. So these prices dont accurately reflect the true cost. You need to buy the whole bottle of hot pepper sauce, so maybe that's $1.79, as so it goes.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    These prices do not take into account that you have to buy a container of each thing, or a bunch of each thing. Many times you buy recipe specific ingredients, only to have the unused ingredients go to waste. So these prices dont accurately reflect the true cost. You need to buy the whole bottle of hot pepper sauce, so maybe that's $1.79, as so it goes.

  • 30 Mar, 2009

    These prices do not take into account that you have to buy a container of each thing, or a bunch of each thing. Many times you buy recipe specific ingredients, only to have the unused ingredients go to waste. So these prices dont accurately reflect the true cost. You need to buy the whole bottle of hot pepper sauce, so maybe that's $1.79, as so it goes.