Fish Taco Recipe by Univision Chef Maggie Jimenez

    By Rachelle Lucas

    Since we're getting into the new year and starting to focus on healthy eating, I put out a request for some good-for-you recipes that are also delicious. I don't know what your New Years resolutions are, but one of mine is to fit back into my skinny jeans by February!

    Miami-based TV host Maggie Jiménez has come to the rescue. She's the co-host of "Delicioso" (Delicious), Univision's Spanish-language cooking and lifestyle show, and has shared with us a fish taco recipe to help us get back on track with an easy-to-make low-calorie recipe that would be perfect for an appetizer or light dinner.

    She's no stranger to wholesome Florida food; you might recognize her from the 2010 Got Milk campaign in which she appeared with her two children.

    "Early on, I learned that cooking wasn't to be thought of as a chore," Maggie says. "I enjoy creating simple yet creative recipes that make the most of my time in the kitchen."

    I couldn't agree more.

    Try her fish taco recipe below and watch her on Univision every Saturday at 12 p.m./11 a.m. CT where she presents segments on cooking, menu planning, shopping and nutrition.

    Fish Tacos al Pastor Recipe

    • 3 servings
    • 3 dolphin fish (mahi-mahi) filets
    • 3 dried guajillo peppers
    • 1 Tbs. achiote (annatto)
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 pineapple slices
    • 2 to 3 Tbs. water
    • 1 Tbs. olive oil
    • juice of 1/2 lemon
    • 1 Tbs. fresh cilantro
    • 1 Tbs. white onion
    • 6 corn tortillas

    Fish Taco Recipe Preparation

    Salt and pepper the fillets to taste.

    Then place the guajillo peppers in warm water until the skin is soft, approximately 15 minutes. Remove the seeds.

    In a food processor, make a paste of the guajillo peppers, the achiote, the garlic and 2 to 3 Tbs. of water.

    Then spread the fish filets with the paste.

    In a frying pan, add 1 Tbs. olive oil and fry the fish. (2 to 4 minutes per side).

    Then finely chop the onion, pineapple and cilantro, and place them in a bowl. Add the lemon juice and salt, and stir.

    Warm the tortillas and place a fish filet and some pineapple sauce on each one to serve.

    Preparation time: 20 minutes.

    Cooking time: 8 min.

    Ready in: 28 min.

     

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