Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas

Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas image

This satisfying spiced medley of black beans, peppers and flaked tilapia comes together in minutes and is a yummy way to introduce more fish into your family's diet. Wrapped up in warm tortillas, it's a dinner even picky eaters will love. Cost: 3.65/serving

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2014

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon each smoked paprika and chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 300 g tilapia fillets
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup rinsed, drained, canned black bean
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 soft flour tortillas (6 inches/ 15 cm), warmed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Method

Mix together paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; rub all over fish.

In nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook fish, turning once, until it flakes easily when tested, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool enough to handle; break into bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, add remaining oil to pan; cook onion and red pepper over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and golden, about 8 minutes.

Stir in beans and corn; cook, stirring often, until corn is heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in fish and lime juice. Scrape into serving dish; serve with tortillas, cilantro and sour cream.

Change it up - Shrimp and Red Pepper Fajitas: Replace tilapia fillets with 300 g frozen raw large shrimp. Thaw, peel and devein shrimp; add to skillet along with corn. Cook until shrimp are pink and opaque, about 6 minutes.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 650 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 395.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 44 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 55.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 88.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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