This delicious salmon taco recipe is the perfect quick weeknight meal! It is one of our favorite ways to cook Wild Alaskan Salmon using Alaska Seafood's COOK IT FROZEN!® technique.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 (2 tacos each)
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 Serrano chile, seeded and chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons frozen orange juice
4 Alaska Salmon fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen Salt and pepper, to taste
8 small (6 to 7-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
2 large, navel oranges, peeled, pithed and segmented
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Combine garlic, chile and 1 Tablespoon oil in a heavy nonstick skillet. Sauté over medium heat until garlic and chile are soft. Remove pan from heat; place garlic and chile in a small bowl. When cool, add water and juice concentrate; blend.
Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Brush both sides of salmon with remaining oil. Place fillets in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking. Turn fillets over and season with salt and pepper. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium.
Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish.
Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Remove skin, if any, and break into large chunks.
To serve, divide salmon among tortillas. Top with 2 to 3 orange slices, 1 tablespoon red onion slices, 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves and 1/2 tablespoon chile-citrus sauce.
Nutrients per serving (2 tacos): 596 calories, 31g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 47% calories from fat, 104mg cholesterol, 40g protein, 40g carbohydrate, 747mg sodium, 173mg calcium, and 2130mg omega-3 fatty acids.
Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
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