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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Salmon Fish Tacos with Chunky Salsa and Feta

Colorful and Yummy.
These salmon fish tacos are healthy, bursting with flavor and color, and delicious.  They also happen to be quite simple to make, which as we all know is my favorite kind of recipe.  These tacos can be made with shrimp or another type of fish, just using the same spice rub, and they are quite good.  I just happened to use salmon this time.  Also, this chunky salsa made with cherry tomatoes really adds to the brightness and freshness of these tacos, but if you are pressed for time, you can just make the fish and top with your favorite jarred salsa.  This cherry tomato salsa is also a great option to serve as a colorful, fresh, dip with chips at a party; to make it even more colorful, try using heirloom cherry tomatoes.


Salsa Ingredients.
If you are making the salsa, make it first, because that gives time for all the flavors to meld.

4 c cherry tomatoes, quartered
8 green onions, sliced thinly
1- 1/2 small jalapeno, diced
6 1/2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
juice of 2 -3 limes

1 1/2 lbs salmon fillet
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

crumbled feta cheese
tortillas (corn or flour)
extra cilantro, for garnish

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  
2.  Make the salsa.  Chop the tomatoes in quarters, slice the green onions, dice the jalapeno, chop the cilantro, and mix together in a medium bowl with the salt and lime juice.  Set aside to let the juices marinate.  

Ingredients ready for mixing.
3.  Make the spice rub.  Combine the paprika, cumin, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl.

4.  Put the salmon fillets in a lightly-greased baking dish, skin side down, and rub the spice mixture generously all over the top side of the fish.

Spice-rubbed salmon.
5.  Bake 10-15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through but not dry.  Check your fillets after 10 minutes; the baking time depends on how thick your fillets are.

Baked Salmon.
6.  Flake the salmon into a bowl.  

Flaked salmon.
7.  Make your tacos by putting salmon, salsa, feta cheese, and extra cilantro on a tortilla.  Serves 8.  Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from A Cup of Jo.


  1. This is re-posted from Cup of Jo, by Kimberley of The Year In Food.

    1. I gave credit to Cup of Jo at the bottom of the blog post. And I actually changed the spice blend and a couple of other things from the recipe. But thanks for letting me know about the original author!


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