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Servings 4
Author The Food Nanny


  • 8 white corn tortillas
  • 1 pound tilapia
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • Sliced avocado
  • Shredded cabbage


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and heat in the oven 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing and set aside.
  3. Prepare the condiments and put them in individual serving bowls and place them on the dinner table.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and fry the fish. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish. A thin fillet may need only 2 to 3 minutes on each side; a thicker fillet may need 4 to 5 minutes on each side. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. The outside should be crunchy, the inside soft. Remove the fish to a plate and season with the salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, pass the tortillas, fish, condiments, and DRESSING.

Recipe Notes

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 Tablespoon minced fresh cilantro, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic, 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh oregano, or 1/4 teaspoon dried, 1/2 teaspoon minced onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Use immediately or store in a tightly covered container and refrigerate up to 1 week. Shake well before using.