Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Salmon Fajitas...or are they Tacos

When Matt came up with the idea of making a fish tacos with salmon, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical. Salmon is just not usually the fish I think of for tacos as its flavor is stronger than the typical white fish. But I let him go with it.
Salmon Fajitas...or are they Tacos
Then he said he was going to grill peppers & onions to go in them as well. Wait, grilled protein, peppers & onions, isn't that a fajita? But then he was also going to add a fish taco sauce. Ok, so what are we having fish fajitas or fish tacos?

You know what? These taste so good who cares whether they're called fajitas or tacos. The grilled vegetables & sauce both have enough flavor to stand up to the salmon without overpowering it. The ancho on the salmon & cayenne in the sauce give the whole thing a nice kick. Plus these are pretty healthy, especially if you use the light mayo & non-fat yogurt in the sauce like we did. Yeah, I think we have a new fajita for our repertoire...or is it a taco...

Salmon Fajitas (or Tacos)

3/4 lb salmon fillet (pin bones removed)
kosher salt
ancho chile powder
dried dill
2 poblano peppers, seeded & cut into strips
1 red onion, sliced
4 - 5 tortillas
Fish Taco Sauce (see recipe below)

Sprinkle the salmon with a little kosher salt. Rub a little ancho chile powder & dill onto the salmon. Grill the salmon fillets until cooked through & flaky.

At the same time grill the peppers & onion until tender. We use a grill basket to do this.

Remove the skin from the salmon & flake the meat. Place on a warm tortilla & top with vegetables & Fish Taco Sauce.

Makes 4 - 5 fajitas (tacos)

Fish Taco Sauce
(adapted from Soup Addict)

1/4 c light mayonnaise
1/4 c plain non-fat yogurt, drained
1 1/2 T lime juice
1/4 t cumin
1/2 t Mexican oregano
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t cayenne
1/8 t coriander
1 t capers, minced
1 T chopped fresh cilantro
pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together. Chill

Makes about 1/2 cup.

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Kate said...

Hmmm... this sounds like it would go over really well in our house. Delicious!! Great job, Matt.

Megan said...

I need a Matt! I don't think my hubby would even know the difference between a taco and fajita. ;) But he knows delicious and that's how these look! Simply delicious.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

These look great! I love salmon and can't wait to try these.

Lori said...

What a great idea! That sauce sounds like it would go so well with salmon too. I say why get caught up on names, it's the inner beauty that counts and this has it all! You have me wondering how tuna steak would be in taco form.

Paul Jennette said...

I would have been skeptical as well, have had fish tacos many times and its always whitefish. This is a perfect healthy addition, great for a busy week night! Have a great weekend!- Paulie

grace said...

what a great sauce recipe! there's no doubt in my mind that it'd make the dish for me. nice work, folks!

Lori said...

Very delicious looking. So if you were local and had a restaurant- I think I'd be there at least once a week.

Deborah said...

I wouldn't care what they are called either! They do sound delicious!

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