I love when food is so tasty that you don’t even realize that it’s good for you. That’s always been one of my missions with Down Home Health, to find and create tasty recipes that are good for you and your family.
These Paleo Fish Tacos are so easy to make and relatively inexpensive. This recipe is a great choice for anyone who is looking to eat healthy on a budget. This was a very impromptu dinner with one of my friends, and we had no problem making these disappear. The biggest issue I had with them was that I didn’t have enough leftover for lunch the next day…you know…first world problems.
We gathered these ingredients from one of my favorite places in Atlanta (actually in Decatur) The Dekalb Farmer’s Market. It is a huge international market full of fresh and organic ingredients, some locally sourced and some items from all over the world. I really enjoy it because I can buy quality organic ingredients, in bulk, at a reasonable price. I found the wild caught tilapia for this recipe in their massive seafood section. The Market recently released construction plans to expand and is set to be the largest grocery store in the world! Not too shabby, Decatur!
We posted these pictures on the Facebook Page and one of our readers requested that we post the recipe, so here it is!
- 4-6 Tilapia fillets
- 1-2 heads of Romaine lettuce
- 1 avocado
- 1-2 limes
- Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Garlic Powder
You simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then season your tilapia fillets with pepper, salt and garlic powder and bake for 18-20 minutes. Baking times can vary depending on the thickness of your fish. You know your fish done with it is cooked all the way through and it flakes easily. If you use a meat thermometer, you want your fish to be at least 145 degrees out of the oven.
While the fish is baking:
- Wash and separate a head of romaine lettuce (to use as the taco shells)
- Slice an avocado (for topping)
- Quarter sliced a lime (to squeeze over your tacos and avocado)
- Optional: Steam sauté a veggie medley for a tasty side
Plating your Fish Tacos:
- Slice your fish in half (long ways)
- Stuff the fish inside your Romaine lettuce leaf
- Top with avocado slices
- Squeeze lime juice over your taco
- Sprinkle salt and pepper