Halibut Fish Tacos

This week’s recipe was submitted by Erika Demonsant, one of our awesome Registered Dietitians at Highland Hospital.

Erica makes a great point that any recipe can be healthy for a diabetic. She’s right, and in fact, most recipes on this blog are suitable for diabetics, but I’m still really excited to share employee-submitted recipes so that we can all see how great our staff is here at AHS. This recipe is slightly enhanced from one from the American Diabetes Association’s Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking Book — simple, healthy, delicious.

Halibut Fish Tacos

Serving Size: 1 taco


  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4 halibut fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 8 small whole-wheat OR corn tortillas  (10 grams carb and more than 7 grams fiber), warmed


  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. In a medium bowl, combine lime juice and red pepper flakes. Add fish to marinade and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove fish from marinade and season with salt (optional) and pepper.
  3. Sauté jalapeño pepper over medium heat for 2 minutes; then add halibut and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove fish and peppers from pan and shred fish into large pieces, mixing the pepper while shredding.
  5. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients.
  6. Evenly divide fish among 8 tortillas. Top each taco with a dollop of yogurt sauce, tomato, onion and cilantro.

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