Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Aioli (Cooking With Carolyn)

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Jan. 04, 2012

Here is my little twist on Crispy Fish Tacos, and here is a secret... they're not fried.


Chipotle peppers in adobo 2 Tablespoon , chop
For the chipotle aioli sauce
Mayonnaise 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sour cream/Plain greek yogurt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , mince
Kosher salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
White tequila/Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
Tilapia filets 4 , slice ((((lengthwise inch pieces))))
All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Eggs 2 , beaten
Water 1 Tablespoon
Panko bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
All purpose seasoning 3 1/2 Tablespoon
Extra virgin olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) , divided
Corn tortillas 8
For the garnish
Savoy cabbage 2 Cup (32 tbs) , shredded
Tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs) , dice
Fresh cilantro 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chop
Red onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chop
Limes 2 Small , wedged
Pico de gallo 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Preheat oven 425 degrees.

2. Chop the chipotle peppers, fresh cilantro, red onion and mince the garlic, dice the tomatoes and shred the cabbage, keep everything aside in separate bowl.

3. Cut the lemons into wedges, set aside.

4. Slice the tilapia fish into lengthwise about ½ inch pieces.


5. In a bowl combine chipotle peppers, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, salt, pepper and tequila, mix well and refrigerate.

6. In one bowl combine the flour and 1 tablespoon of Grand Diamond All Purpose Seasoning.

7. And in the second bowl combine the eggs, water and ½ teaspoon of Grand Diamond All Purpose Seasoning.

8. In the third bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons of Grand Diamond All Purpose Seasoning.

9. Coat the sliced pieces of the fish in the flour, shake off the excess flour, and coat the fish with the egg mixture.

10. Finally coat it with the panko breadcrumbs and shake off the excess crumbs.

11. Place the fish pieces on a plate and let it rest for 5 minutes.

12. In a baking sheet pour 3-4 tablespoon of olive oil, arrange the fish pieces on the baking sheet and brush it with olive oil.

13. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes on one side and then flip it over and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

14. While the fish is getting baked, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat, drizzle 2-3 tablespoon of olive oil and warm up the tortillas on each side until they become flexible.

15. Once the fish is cooked, place the fish on each tortilla and top with all the garnishes along with Pico di Gallo and chipotle aioli sauce.


16. Serve the fish tacos along with some extra chipotle aioli sauce and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 655Calories from Fat 367

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 298 mg12.42%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet