1½lbswhite fish fillets, skinless(cod, halibut, snapper)
2+tbspblackening seasoning(Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning Mix is a favourite, or see recipe below to make your own)
2limes, cut into wedges
Limey Cabbage Slaw:
2cupsthinly sliced cabbage
juice from 1 lime
1pinchcoarse sea salt(to taste)
¼cupchopped fresh cilantro
Blackening Seasoning (makes 7 tbsp):
2tspcoarse sea salt
1½tspcayenne pepper(use less for a milder version)
If you don't have a ready-made blackening seasoning, mix up the blend listed above and set aside.
Add the cabbage, lime juice, salt, and cilantro to a bowl and toss with your hands, massaging the cabbage slightly. Set aside until ready to serve.
Preheat oven to 200ºF and set a large, oven-proof, non-stick skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat. Pat the fish dry with paper towel and set on a plate. Add the blackening season to the fish, pressing the spices gently into the fish until each piece is thoroughly coated. Add more seasoning if needed to ensure complete coverage.
Add the olive oil to the skillet and once shimmering, add the fish and cook for 1-3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Thick halibut fillets took exactly 3 minutes. You're looking for a deep, slightly blackened colour on the fish and you may see the fillet start to flake. Carefully flip the fish and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flaking beautifully. Remove from the heat and place in the oven to keep warm.
Meanwhile, set a second large skillet over low heat and gently warm the tortillas. As each one is warmed, place inside a clean towel folded in half. This will help keep the tortillas warm for a few minutes while you heat the rest, or you can place them in the oven if needed.
To serve, place some of the limey cabbage slaw on each tortilla, then top with pieces of the fish and a generous squeeze of lime. Finish with your favourite hot sauce, salsa, or thin slices of fresh jalapeño or serrano chilies, and any extra wedges of lime.Enjoy!
* Nutrition facts are an estimate and always calculated without the optional ingredients.