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Blackened Salmon Tacos

Flavour forward and COMPLETELY moreish
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Australian, Mexican
Keyword Blackened Salmon, Blackened Salmon Tacos, Salmon Tacos, Taco Tuesday, Tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 656kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Ingredients

Blackened Spices

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch oregano

Tacos

  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 600 g salmon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
  • kewpie mayo
  • 100 g red cabbage sliced

Salsa

  • 1 handful coriander
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 150 g pineapple 3 evenly cut slices is sufficient
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

Salsa

  • Dice all the ingredients into equal siced pieces and place in mixing bowl and combin
  • Alternatively, you can rub the pineapple in a little oil and grill them first before dicing and mixing in a bowl with remaining ingredients

Salmon

  • Mix all the spices together, rub salmon in a little oil and rub spices into salmon
  • Add a little oil to a hot cast iron pan and sear the salmon for 3 mins on one side, add butter and turn salmon over basting with the butter for a further 2 - 3 mins. Remove from heat and set aside

Plating

  • Warm tortillas in oven or dry frying pan
  • Add red cabbage to bottom of tortilla and at this point you can be "fancy" and add salsa first followed by salmon OR do what I do and toss the salmon with the salsa and pile it all in. Doesn't look as attractive but boy is it good!

Notes

Essential Tools

  • chopping board
  • chef knives
  • cast iron pan
  • grill pan
  • mixing bowl x 2
  • measuring utensils
  • tongs
 

Tips/Tricks

  • make up a larger quantity of the blackened spices and keep it in your pantry - makes it quicker for next time and also for a few other recipes coming your way soon
  • if you don't have a cast iron pan then you can use a regular frying pan - the crust won't be as good but it works just fine
  • make sure your extractor fan is working as the blackened spices will give off plenty smoke
  • don't worry about the blackening - many people think it's burning but it's supposed to blacken up.  Just make sure you only add the butter 1/2 way through so you don't have burnt butter!
  • you can substitute regular mayo for kewpie mayo - I just like kewpie in particular

Nutrition

Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1280mg | Potassium: 1338mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2266IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 6mg