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LIme and Chili Fish Tacos from Donna Hay's Light and Fresh Cookbook (review)

Lime and Chili Fish Tacos

This simple to prepare fish taco recipe from Donna Hay's latest cookbook 'Fresh and Light', is bursting with flavor, healthy and beautiful on one's table.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fish tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Serves 4 (Lime and Coriander Mayo recipe yields 1 1/2 cups)
Calories 340 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lime and Coriander Tofu Mayonnaise:

  • 10.5 ounces (300 grams) (10.5 ounces) Silken Tofu (soft tofu with a custard-like consistency)
  • ½ cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper

Ingredients for Lime and Chili Fish Tacos:

  • ½ teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 3 ounces (88 grams) pieces of white fish skin on
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 8 tortillas , warmed*
  • 1 batch Lime and Coriander Tofu Mayonnaise (instructions below)

Suggested Garnish:

  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced Pickled Jalapeno Chilies
  • Fresh corriander (cilantro) leaves

Instructions

Instructions for the Lime and Coriander Tofu Mayonnaise:

  1. Place the tofu, lime, coriander, sea salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Serve as you would mayonnaise. Refrigerate for up to 10 days, or for the shelf-life of the tofu you are using. Makes 1 ½ cups.

Instructions for Lime and Chili Fish Tacos:

  1. Combine the chili flakes, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper. Coat both sides of fish with the mixture.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the fish in batches, for 1-2 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  3. Divide the lettuce between the tortillas and top with the fish. Serve with the Lime and Coriander Mayonnaise, lime wedges, jalapenos and coriander (cilantro).

Recipe Notes

*use corn tortillas if making the recipe gluten-free.

Recipe excerpted from 'Fresh and Light' with permission from Harper Collins Publishing.

Nutrition Facts
Lime and Chili Fish Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 474mg20%
Potassium 1277mg36%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2235IU45%
Vitamin C 123mg149%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 11.5mg64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.