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Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo - Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

When I first started to make my way into the kitchen about 6 years ago, I had the toughest time finding recipes to cook throughout the week. I was on a tight college budget and I honestly didn’t know where to look for quick and easy recipes for the everyday home cook. Sure, I would make some amazing quesadillas by Bobby Flay but at the end of the day, spending 1-2 hours prepping for ingredients just wasn’t worth it.

But when I was asked to review Cozi Dinner Decider, an iPhone app that delivers personalized weeknight dinner plans for your family, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to choose a quick and easy weeknight meal right through your phone.

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo - Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

By answering several questions about your food and cooking preferences as you see below, they send you 5 dinner decisions for the entire week along with 2 alternate recipes.

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo - Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

But what I really love about this iPhone app is how you can add a thumbs up for recipes that you truly enjoy, giving the app a chance to learn more about you so that they can create even better personalized dinner plans. It’s like the Pandora of dinner recipes!

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo - Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

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Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo - Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

Making dinners for your family has never been so easy.

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Quick and easy fish tacos with a chipotle mayo drizzle – perfect for those busy weeknights!

1 hour, 10 minutes5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut in half lengthwise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro leaves

For the chipotle mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle paste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

Directions:

  1. To make the chipotle mayo, whisk together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, chipotle paste, lime juice and garlic; set aside.
  2. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a shallow bowl, marinate tilapia with lime juice and garlic for at least 1 hour.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add tilapia and cook, flipping once, until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. To serve, spoon tilapia into the center of each taco shell. Top with cabbage, avocados, tomatoes and cilantro, drizzled with chipotle mayo.

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15 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Where do you buy your Chipotle Paste?

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Like all the recipes I’ve tried on this site, this meal was delicious.  

  3. This looks the same as we may order in the restaurant.

  4. Hi! I am so excited to try making these… everything that I make of yours is amazing. My only question is- what the heck is chipotle paste?! I am not sure that I’ll be able to get that at Wegmans

  5. i have Cozi Gold, and I can not find the dinner app?? Please help-I need that!!

  6. This was damn delicious! Made it last night with Ricoto (Peruvian spicy paste) instead of chipotle paste bc that’s all I had, and mahi mahi instead of tilapia. Absolutely loved it and was surprised at how filling it was! So simple and easy, love it!

  7. So delicious! The chiptole mayo is really yummy. I used mahi mahi because that is what I had on hand and it was terrific. I love all of her recipes!

  8. Everything about this recipe is perfect the way it is. That chipotle mayo sauce….holy cow! Thank you.

  9. The website’s pictures do not show up. The receipe print function doesn’t work. The website won’t let you copy and paste a receipe. If you try to save a receipe and then print it, the website freezes. Other than that everything is OK. JJ

    • Jerry, I apologize for the inconvenience but the images are loading just fine, the print function is and has been working, and I was able to copy and paste the recipe onto a word document without any issues. I recommend using browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to print recipes.

  10. These sound amazing! They remind me of some fish tacos we tried (twice!) on our recent vacation to Maui. Brings back memories 🙂

  11. This was good. I used what I had on hand: catfish for tilapia (and I’m in Massachusetts!), green cabbage for red, with added onion and green pepper, and sour cream for yogurt. Since I had no tacos, I mixed the cabbage with the chipotle mayo, put the fish on a plate and served the cabbage “slaw” on top. I liked it. Thank you.

    • WAIT!!!? 1-2 hrs foe quesadillas– Forget Booby Flay. Quesadillas are the quickest meat ever. YOu need a comal or heavy iron skillet, lightly warm the tortilla on both sides (so it does not break when you for it), fill with cheese sliced (preferably chihuahua cheese) Monterrey jack and you can buy it with jalapeno. The cheese melts in 2-3 minutes — turn it over once. You can add crunchy coolness with sliced cucumbers. Or add a little salsa. THAT is a genuine quesadilla 5-10 min. tops.