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Tex-Mex Fillets
Total : 15 min


  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1½ pounds white fish fillets
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated


  1. Place onion separated in rings across bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Cover and cook in microwave 1 to 1½ minutes on high.
  3. Lay fillets on top of onion. Cover with the picante sauce.
  4. Cover and cook 3½ to 4 minutes on high.
  5. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Recover and cook 1 to 2 minutes on high. Fish should be opaque and register 165ºF in the center of the fillets with a digital kitchen thermometer. If not, cook longer and check temperature again.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes.
Exchange: 3 lean meat
Carbohydrate Units: 0
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
6 servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 170      Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value 
11% Total Fat 7g
13% Cholesterol   40mg
20% Sodium   490mg
1% Total Carbohydrate   4g
4%   Dietary Fiber   1g
0%   Sugars   0g
44% Protein   22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: