Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos - 2 Guiding Stars
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The fantastic flavor in these fish tacos is all about pairing a slightly spicy cream sauce with an excellent spice rub. They’re simple to make and impressive to serve, making them a great choice for dinner with friends.

Tip: Frozen tilapia will also work beautifully in this recipe.


Jalapeño Sauce:

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ½ jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

Spice Rub:

  • 1½ tsp. paprika
  • 1½ tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ¾ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground red pepper


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 4 (6 oz.) tilapia fillets
  • 8 (6") corn tortillas
  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 lime wedges


  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Stir together spices and sprinkle evenly over fish.
  3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish until flaky (3-4 minutes per side).
  4. Divide fish, jalapeño sauce, onion, and avocado evenly among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 395; Total Fat 14g (18% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 91mg (30% DV); Sodium 415mg (18% DV); Total Carbohydrate 32g (11% DV); Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV); Total Sugars 4g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 39g; Vitamin D 25% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Selenium 140% DV; Vitamin B12 110% DV; Niacin 90% DV.
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