Sunday, May 8, 2011

Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

Gluten free.
If you need a dairy free option, omit the cheese.

Mango Salsa:
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 ripe mango, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
¼ cup canola oil
1 large avocado, chopped
            ¼ cup chopped cilantro

How to cut a mango:

The seed is in the middle, so you have to cut straight down along both sides of the seed. 

 Press the knife all the way down to the skin, but be careful not to cut through to your hand.

Push the mango inside out so you can easily cut the chunks off using a knife.

To make the Mango Salsa combine the mango salsa ingredients above in a medium sized bowl.  Keep refrigerated.    

Now for the remaining ingredients.

Salmon Fish Seasoning:
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 lb. salmon fillet
½ cup shredded jack cheese
Corn tortillas
Canola oil

To make the Salmon Fish Seasoning, combine the ingredients from the ground cumin to the pepper.  Set aside. 

Wet the salmon with the 1 tablespoon of oil.  Sprinkle the seasoning evenly over the fish.  

Over medium high heat in a skillet, fry the fish until lightly brown on one side, then flip to lightly brown the remaining side.  Take a spatula and break up the fish into small pieces.  Sauté until fish is cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a frying pan over medium-high heat, fry one tortilla at a time in about 1 tablespoon of oil for about 1-2 minutes on one side until crisp.  Using tongs, flip the tortilla and bend in half to form a "U" shape; fry both sides of the "U" until crisp.  If oil begins smoking, it is too hot.  Set fried tortillas aside on paper towels to drain.  

Fill taco shells with salmon, mango salsa, and cheese. Enjoy!


  1. Salsa is very tasty! I think I will make a bigger batch for snacking. I love your pictures. What kind of salmon do u use for this? King?

  2. YEAH...Thank you so much! You are such a sweetheart and it means so much because good things are hard to find!


  3. Dinha, king salmon will taste too fishy. I just used the frozen salmon at Trader Joe's and it tasted amazing.