Crispy Chipotle Lime Tilapia with Cool Avocado Sauce

Crispy Chipotle Lime Tilapia with Cool Avocado Sauce

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LARANEFF 5

"My husband loves this zesty Southwestern-style fish. You can make it with any of firm whitefish--like cod or halibut--if tilapia isn't available. You can even use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I usually make a package of red or black beans with rice to serve with it while the fish cooks. If you have any leftovers, they make great fish tacos."

Ingredients

45 m servings 367 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, salsa, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth; brush the mixture over both sides of each tilapia fillet.
  3. Spread the crushed tortilla chips into the bottom of a deep dish; dredge the coated fillets in the chips to coat. Arrange the fillets on the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake the fillets 15 minutes; turn and lightly spray with cooking spray. Continue to bake until golden brown, another 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While the fish bakes, place the avocado, sour cream, and 1 tablespoon lime juice and blend until smooth. Stir in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the consistency is similar to ranch dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce over the baked fillets to serve.
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It's my recipe, so of course I love it. If you can find the chipotle in adobo in the store, I really suggest using that. I usually take the whole can, peppers & sauce & grind it in the mini ch...

OK, I made this several times since my first try and I still love it; and you have to try it. But just have to tell you a funny stroy - the first time I made it I read the directions wrong and ...

This was quite good! I was skeptical about the avocado sauce after blending it and taking a taste, but with the fish it's really good! I doubled the whole recipe, which made LOTS of sauce, but i...

Made it for the first time tonight.. Worked out real well...my family liked it a lot! Next time I may try using Chipotle Tabasco sauce instead of the canned pepper as it's a little easier to c...

This meal was easy to prepare. I liked the crunch and flavor provided by the corn torilla crust, lime and chipotle peppers. My husband and daughter did not like the avocado sauce. If I make this...

Absolutely perfect. My wife baked this on a cookie sheet in the barbeque grill. Served with corn relish and tortilla chips; drizzled some of the sauce on the chips. A light dinner. Very nice. Th...

This was delicious, especially for someone who likes spicy. I paid attention to a couple of reviews and made some small changes accordingly. I doubled the ingredients for the sour cream sauce, a...

love it... a little work intensive with the blender and crushing chips... but if you clean as you cook... not hard to prepare at all. truly delicious, flavorful and different from everyday grill...

Because avocados are 3 for $1.00 here, I couldn't resist buying a few. Since I had tilapia in the freezer, I searched for recipes using tilapia & avocado. I had everything on hand for this one, ...