Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Island Salmon Tacos

Disclaimer: The name of this dish is a bit of a misnomer. You won't find any tropical islands in the Copper River where this bad boy salmon was caught, but it is the best salmon flavor in my opinion. Adding some tropical flavors of pineapple, mango and lime just screamed "Island" to me, and since this is my blog, I get to name these recipes anything I want.

2 pounds salmon fillet, cut into 1 inch long strips
1/4 cup soy sauce*
1/4 cup honey
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T butter
Corn tortillas
2 limes

Salad from Scratch:
2 cups chopped green cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup chopped cilantro; divided into two equal parts
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T apple cider vinegar
Juice from 1 lime
1 mango
1 cup cubed pineapple
1 avocado cubed

OR a quick easy substitute:
1 package Taylor Farms Southwest Chopped Salad found in your local grocery produce department (in my town that would be Fred Meyer or Safeway)
1 mango
1 cup cubed pineapple
1 avocado cubed


Place salmon pieces in shallow baking dish. Whisk together soy sauce, minced garlic and honey and drizzle over top of salmon. Use the back of a spoon or marinade brush to smooth marinade over each piece.

Heat butter in large skillet. Cook salmon pieces in skillet until browned, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.

In a food processor or blender, blend together 1/2 cup cilantro, yogurt, vinegar and lime.

Toss together the cabbage, carrot, remaining cilantro, avocado, mango and pineapple. Mix with dressing.

Heat corn tortillas by wrapping them in wet paper towels and heating in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Serve one spoonful of salad mixture and 1-2 pieces of salmon per tortilla. Garnish with fresh lime.

Tips and Notes:

* Use Tamari Sauce as a gluten free alternative to regular Soy Sauce

If you haven't seen Wildtree products, it might be worth looking into. I could imagine using this Golden BBQ sauce as a substitute for the soy sauce/honey blend I made in this recipe. Wildtree is all organic and many of the products are gluten free.  They are sold by local independent distributors and one can be found near you on the Wildtree website.

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