Salmon Tacos with Tequila-Lime Aioli, and Mango Salsa

salmon tacos

Salmon tacos, just like salmon, are versatile and healthy, so it makes perfect sense to pair salmon with this quick and easy, tummy-filling Mexican dish. What is great about salmon taco is you can prepare and store the salmon and the salsa beforehand and quickly assemble when you’re ready to serve them.

Salmon Tacos with Tequila-Lime Aioli, and Mango Salsa

 

 

 

 

salmon tacos

salmon taco

Salmon:

  • 2 lb. (700 grams) salmon fillet
  • 2 oz. (60 ml.) tequila
  • 1 oz. (30 ml.) olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced shallot
  • juice of 1 small lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Salsa for salmon tacos:

  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced red onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper (deseeded beforehand)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup diced firm ripe mangoes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt to taste
Aioli:

½ ounce tequila, juice of ½ lime, 1 cup mayonnaise. Whip together well to fully combine.

Assembly:
  • 8-12 corn tortillas (taco shells)
  • 1 head shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage

Salmon:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large bowl, add the salmon fillet, tequila, olive oil, shallots, lime juice and salt and pepper. Toss well to coat the salmon. Transfer to a baking dish (juices and all), and bake for 30 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.
  • Remove and set aside to cool. Break up in bite-size pieces with a fork Refrigerate in a tightly closed container until ready to use.

Salsa:

  • In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, jalapeno, cilantro, mangoes, lemon juice and salt. Stir well to combine. Transfer to a container with a good seal and refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembly:

  • Pull out all the prepped filling components.
  • Warm the tortillas
  • Lay out 4 plates and place 2 tortillas, side by side on each plate.
  • Fill each tortilla with the cooked salmon, mangoes salsa, shredded lettuce and shredded cabbage.
  • Drizzle with the tequila and lime aioli.

Hope you enjoy this lovely Mexican-inspired salmon tacos, made with authentic farm-raised salmon grown right here in beautiful British Columbia.

The much-loved B.C. farm raised salmon is a very good source proteins (amino acids), and fatty acids like Omega-3 in the form of triglyceride, as well as vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin D and some members of the B vitamin family like choline, pantothenic acid, and biotin. It also contains minerals like selenium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, and iron.

Related Links:

A heart healthy comfort-food salmon recipe

Sweet and Sour Salmon with Crispy Green Beans

 

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