Monday, October 5, 2009


  • 1 1/2 pounds halibut pieces
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado (8 oz.)
  • 3 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed rinsed fresh cilantro leaves
  • Fresh salsa

Rinse halibut and place on a plate. Pour 4 tablespoons lime juice over fish; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour 1/2 inch oil into a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan with sides at least 2 inches tall over medium-high heat. When surface looks rippled, gently lower a tortilla into oil and cook, turning once, until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes total. Transfer to paper towels to drain briefly. Repeat to fry remaining tortillas. Discard oil and wipe pan clean.

In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, sugar, chili powder, and the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Set pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add fish to pan along with lime juice, cover, and cook until opaque in the center (cut to test), 10 to 12 minutes. Break fish into flakes with a fork.

Pit, peel, and slice avocado. Place a fried tortilla on each plate and layer equally with shredded cabbage, flaked halibut with its juices, yogurt sauce, avocado slices, cilantro leaves, and fresh salsa.

Notes: corn tortillas can be warmed in the oven a low-fat substitute.


  1. I really like the idea of that lime sauce to finish it off!! Thanks.

  2. Oh I love lime with fish. Made coleslaw with lime and served on fish sandwich with chili sweet mayo and it was wonderful. I love the avocado and the tortillas. Sounds great!
    Happy Twirls

  3. This really looks and sounds delicious. The sauce takes it over the top. Have a great evening.

  4. Oh, my husband would love this! What a wonderful combination of flavors.

  5. I have been eating a lot of fish lately and am always looking for new recipes. Thank you!! This sounds great.

  6. Oh this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh yum. Major yum. I just had fish tacos this past weekend and I want some more. Love the yogurt sauce!!!

  8. Looks good! The sauce seems great for it.

  9. Yum!! Seafood Tacos are very popular here in California. We luv Halibut. Going to try these!! Hugs, Connie

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    We make fish tacos here too with a different type of sauce. This one sound delicious!

  11. Basically sounds like fish tacos, one of my favs!

  12. We love all kinds of fish, sounds so delicious, thanks for sharing.
    Blessings to you dear friend !

  13. I wish my husband would eat fish! Recipes like this sound amazing.

    Yogurt, avocado and cabbage are all on the super foods list - Please consider linking this post to the October Fest Carnival of Super Foods at Kitchen Stewardship next Thursday. More details here:

  14. This looks wonderful! I love fish tacos! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Looks so good! Will definitely be trying these!