Grilled Salmon Tacos Recipe

By | May 22, 2009

How To Cook Salmon For Tacos Recipe?

Grilled Salmon Ingredients

For Sauce:
2 teaspoons minced chipotle chili, canned in adobo sauce (about 1 chili)
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fat-free buttermilk

For Tacos:
8 (6-inch) white corn tortillas
4 servings Cedar-Planked Salmon with Barbecue Spice Rub
4 cups shredded green cabbage
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1 cup diced seeded tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat an oven to 250? F.
  2. Take a rectangular shallow ovenproof dish and lightly grease it. Keep aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the minced chipotle chili, minced cilantro, mayonnaise and buttermilk.
  4. Coarsely chop the cedar-planked salmon into about 1 inch pieces.  Spread the salmon pieces on the greased oven proof dish and cover tightly with foil.
  5. Wrap the corn tortillas in the foil and seal.
  6. Place both – the fish and the tortillas into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until heated through.
  7. In another large bowl, mix the shredded cabbage and chopped onions with the lime juice. Toss well.
  8. Remove the fish and tortillas from the oven.
  9. To serve, divide the salmon pieces into 8 parts. Take one tortilla and spread the sauce down the middle. Place a portion of the fish on the sauce and top with the cabbage-onion mixture and diced tomatoes. Fold into half and serve immediately. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Nutritional Information:
(Amounts per serving)

408kcal           35.8g             13g              798mg             84mg

No. of Servings: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Health Tips:

  • Salmon tacos are becoming increasingly popular.  It is a good, healthy snack, providing energy, protein, low fat and low cholesterol.
  • The sodium content is rather high, thus this should be avoided by people with heart disease or elevated blood pressure. To reduce the sodium content, substitute the barbecue rub with fresh herbs for flavor.
  • Salmon is a rich source of protein which provides satiety and regulates the release of sugar into the blood. It also provides omega 3 fatty acids- specially DHA and EPA, which are important for brain function and structure.
  • Whole-meal or multigrain tortillas can be used instead of white corn tortillas to increase the fiber content.
  • Salmon can be substituted with lean turkey and lean chicken or tofu – for a vegetarian option.