Crispy Salmon Tacos
Still trying to wrap my head around how yummy yet good-for-you these are. A titanic combination of spicy, tangy and creamy. The salmon is cooked to crispy perfection in a matter of minutes and the slaw and guac are the ideal accompaniments. And we are leaving out the usual taco fixins of cheese, sour cream, etc. without giving in on taste.
For the salmon the process and ingredients are so so simple. I am loving the crispy salmon recipes so much so we have been applying them to some of our favorite meals. The beauty of this recipe is you can pan fry them or AIR FRY them and you will get the same crispy result.
slaw + Avocado mash:
These tacos are nothing without the simple cabbage slaw and too easy avocado mash. Make sure you make the slaw at the beginning of the process so it has time to marinate and break down in the fridge. You will love this recipe – I promise!
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Crispy Salmon Tacos
- 1/2 head green cabbage, fine shredded
- 1/2 large cucumber
- 3 tbs dill, chopped
- 1/4 cup champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
- salt and pepper to taste
Spicy Avocado Mash:
- 3 avocadoes
- 1-2 tsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 lbs salmon, skin removed
- 2 tsp chipotle powder (or chili powder)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 lime, zested + juiced
- 8 small corn tortillas
- Leave the skin on your cucumber. Slice your cucumber in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and then slice thin.
- Mix everyhting in a large bowl, cover and place in your fridge while you make everything else.
- In a medium bowl, rough mash your avocados. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.
- Pat your fish dry with paper towel. Slice the filet into large chunks. Transfer to a bowl and mix with the seasonings, lime zest and juice to coat.
- In a large skillet, working in two batches, add 1/2 tbs olive oil. Once pan is hot add in the salmon pieces and cook until crispy and done. Remove to a plate lined with paper towel. Wipe the pan clean and repeat with the rest of the salmon.
- Heat your tortillas in a pan or wrapped in a stack, in aluminum foil in your small toaster oven.
I made this and it was so good!!! I started looking at all your recipes and I want to make everything!! Everything looks delicious!
Hi Nina, I’m SO happy you liked these tacos – i love them too! Thank you so much for the kind message!
I’m so looking forward to these. However I’m using cod. Hopefully they won’t fall apart
Hi Kevin! Cod might be tricky when it comes to slicing it up into chunks. You probably want to keep it in one piece and cook it. Then flake it off into the taco into chunks. I hope you enjoy the tacos!
The worked great. That’s just what we had in the fridge. Can’t wait to do the salmon next time
Awesome – glad to hear it!
FANTASTIC!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Definitely ensure you adhere to the EVOO portioning because I didn’t measure and there was a ton of fat! I also used trader joes adjika seasoning and that provided a savory sweet flavor to the salmon taste profile! I will make again this week. Thanks.
Hi! Happy you like the dish! And yes, always adjust seasonings to your palate! Thanks so much for the rating!
So delicious! My husband made this for me last night for my birthday. I loved every bite and had enough for my lunch today. We used purple cabbage and it worked well. We’ll remember this recipe for our regular weeknight cooking!
Hi Lynda! Happy belated birthday – sounds like it was a great time! The purple cabbage probably added a beautiful aesthetic to the tacos! Thank you for taking the time to comment and for supporting the site!
We made this the other night!! Absolutely delicious!!!
Hi Jamie! Thank you for trying the taco recipe! Glad you enjoyed!
Another delicious recipe from Stella! This was a true winner, whole family loved it.
Doctored up the Avo mash a bit with cilantro, garlic and cumin.. so much flavor and juiciness when assembled together!
Super, super delish! I used the leftover salmon the next day on top of cheese nachos with a corn and black beans salsa, and topped it with the slaw.
I’m making this tonight and want to air fry. What’s the temp and time?
What is Sriracha sauce and where can I buy it!
Its a hot sauce. Most supermarkets carry it
Wonderful flavors! It’s a staple
I’m my home as well! Love your posts❤️❤️
Hello and thank you for trying out my recipes! That’s very kind of you!!
AMAZING…thank you! I made it exactly as you advised and it was perfect.
Hi Laura, SO happy you liked the tacos! Thank you for taking the time to comment and rate!!!!
Made this tonight and my fiancé and I loved it so much!!! We didn’t have siracha so just used some franks hot sauce instead. Delish!!!!!
Hi Alicia, Glad you both loved the tacos! I swap out Frank’s for Sriracha all the time too when I’m in a bind!
Thanks for this! So tasty!
OF COURSE! I love to share the good stuff lol!!
Very tasty! I was a little nervous as I had no idea how long to cook the salmon, but it was easy to tell. Highly recommend.
HI Kayla! Awesome glad it worked out!
Made these for dinner tonight and they were fantastic! Quick, easy and delicious. Try them, you won’t be disappointed!
everything came out well but I feel like the salmon needed some salt or more lime, which I did add afterwards on my assembled tacos!
Tried this tonight and loved it! Thanks for the recipe.
HI Jennifer, thanks for tryin the tacos out! Cheers!
This was so good! I’m always looking to make something different for my adult children. I received many compliments!
Hi Joy, GLad your kids enjoyed them – I feel you, my kids are almost adults and they love these!