These spicy fish taco bowls are comfort food at its finest with a healthier twist. Fresh blackened spicy tilapia fillets, corn, black beans, red peppers and avocados make this dish a hearty, filling and most delicious lunch or dinner without the guilt.
Just when I thought spring was finally here in Calgary, it snowed again! I’m not kidding you. When you guys write to me and tell me about your warm weather wherever you are I truly envy you because today is a dreary, dark and gloomy day. When I woke up this morning and looked out the window I saw snow, just when it all melted, it started snowing again. And it’s still snowing.
So what is one to do on such a dark and gloomy day? Make spicy fish taco bowls! Seriously! On such a day one needs comfort food, food that makes you feel good, food that makes you go hmm.
I go through different food phases all the time. Especially when it comes to fish. Today I craved fish, but not any fish. I craved white fish. So I came up with this yummy and delicious fish taco bowls. Did I mention how healthy they are? I mean look at the list of ingredients. We’re talking brown rice, corn, black beans, red bell pepper, avocados and tilapia fillets. This is a lot of yummy in my tummy. This is healthy and delicious comfort food. There’s no guilt here as you eat.
- 2 tilapia fish fillets
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1 cup black beans
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ avocado, cut in small pieces
- 1 lemon
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- In a small bowl mix the cumin, cayenne pepper and chill powder. Rub generously over the tilapia fillets on both sides.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the fish to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. You want to make sure it gets almost blackened and that the fish is cooked through, inside it should be white. Remove fish from skillet and shred with a couple forks.
- In the same skillet add, garlic, green onions, corn and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper if preferred. Stir and cook. Let it cook for a couple minutes then stir again. You want to make sure the corn is brown and looks roasted. Add beans and cook until beans are heated through.
- To serve, layer rice, corn/bean mixture, fish, avocados and sprinkle with fresh lemon juice.