Tested till perfect Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas
Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas
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Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas

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.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2014

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach smoked paprika, and chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cumin
  • Pinch Pincheach salt and pepper
  • 300 g 300gtilapia fillettilapia fillets
  • 4 tsp 4tspcanola oil
  • 1 1oniononions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 1cuprinsed, drained, canned black beanblack beans
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfrozen corn kernels
  • 2 tsp 2tsplime juice
  • 8 8small soft flour tortillas, (6 inches/ 15 cm), warmed
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupsour cream
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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 Information per serving: about

cal 395 pro 25g total fat 13g sat. fat 3g
carb 47g dietary fibre 6g sugar 4g chol 44mg
sodium 650mg potassium 639mg


calcium 6 iron 24 vit A 14 vit C 88
folate 55
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