Lovers of fried fish get the taste without all the calories, and the salsa adds a fresh, clean note. To complete the Baja theme, serve with black beans, some diced mango and a bit of light sour cream.
Serves 2 Prep Time 30 min. Total Time 30 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Fiber High Potassium Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium
Tomato & Avocado Salsa, (recipe follows) or store-bought fresh salsa
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/3 cup beer
8 ounces tilapia fillet, cut crosswise into 1-inch wide strips
2 teaspoons canola oil
4 corn tortillas, warmed
Prepare Tomato & Avocado Salsa, if using.
Combine flour, cumin, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Whisk in beer to create a batter.
Coat tilapia pieces in the batter. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Letting excess batter drip back into the bowl, add the fish to the pan; cook until crispy and golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Serve the fish with tortillas and salsa.