Salmon Tacos

With Red Cabbage and Orange Slaw with Lime Yogurt

salmon tacos with red cabbage and orange slaw with lime yogurtINGREDIENTS

Spiced pumpkin seeds

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cayenne powder
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup
Slaw

  • 3 cups (750 mL) grated red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cilantro
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded, deveined, and sliced thinly
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup
  • 2 oranges, segmented, pith removed, and 1/4 cup (60 mL) juice reserved
Lime yogurt

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) natural yogurt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest
Tacos

  • 2 – 6 oz (170 g) pieces wild sockeye salmon, skin on
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 – 6 in (15 cm) corn tortillas
  • 8 lime wedges
  • 1 bunch cilantro

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  2. For spiced pumpkin seeds, prepare rub in small bowl by mixing spices together. In separate bowl, combine pumpkin seeds with 1 tsp (5 mL) rub and 1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup and stir to coat thoroughly. Reserve remaining spice rub for use on the salmon. Lay spiced pumpkin seeds on parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown and toasted. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. For slaw, in large bowl, combine cabbage, cilantro, and serrano pepper and season with pinch of salt. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, 1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup, and orange juice; pour over cabbage mixture. Allow to stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour in refrigerator.
  4. Remove salmon from fridge and allow to come to room temperature while you prepare lime yogurt. In small bowl, combine yogurt with lime juice and lime zest and set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Coat salmon with olive oil on both sides and rub gently with remaining spice mixture. Allow to stand for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Wrap tortillas loosely in damp dish towel and warm in oven at 250 F (120 C) while you grill salmon.
  7. In frying pan or grill pan on medium-high, place salmon fillets skin side down and cook for about 5 minutes on one side, then carefully turn and cook for about 2 minutes, until flesh has turned from translucent to opaque and flakes gently with fork. Remove from grill; gently peel away skin and discard. Cut fish into 8 smaller pieces.
  8. To assemble, in tortilla, place some slaw; top with a piece of salmon, a few orange segments, and some spiced pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with a touch of lime yogurt and serve with additional lime wedges and cilantro.

Recipe and Picture Source: Alive Magazine

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