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Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

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Salmon Tacos paired with Fresh Mango Salsa is light and flavorful. It is easy to see why this is a five star recipe. The Mango Salsa is colorful and inviting and the salmon is perfectly seared and tender. This is the perfect taco for you.

Fresh and Flavorful!

TENDER SALMON AND FRESH SALSA

You are going to love this recipe. The salmon is light and cooked to perfection. The mango salsa has a great flavor and crunch with fresh ingredients. You will also love how simple this recipe is to make.

KEY ITEMS FOR SUCCESS

  • Ripe Mangos– Using Ripe mangos is essential for success in this salsa. A good way to increase time of ripening, place your mangos into a brown paper bag.
  • Fresh Salmon- Fresh salmon will give the cleanest flavor.
  • Warm tortillas– Corn or Flour tortillas should always be warmed before you make your taco.
  • Add Tajin– Try adding a few sprinkles of Tajin, to give a added pop of flavor.
Fresh is key!
Let the Flavors combine for 30 min-3 hrs.
  • Make your Mango Salsa first! Try to plan ahead so that it can provide to maximum amount of flavor.
  • Let your salmon get to room temperature before cooking.

STEPS TO SUCCESS

  1. Start by making your mango salsa first. Combine all ingredients for mango salsa in a bowl. Mix well, set aside and chill for 30 min- 2 hrs.
  2. Next you’re going to pan sear your salmon fillets. Season both sides of the salmon evenly with your salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Heat your skillet to medium heat and add butter and olive oil.
  4. Once your butter and olive oil have melted down and bubbling add your salmon. You will know your salmon is ready to turn once it does not stick to the skillet.
  5. Flip your salmon once it’s golden brown. Once your salmon is golden on each side, remove from your skillet. Pull-A-Part or flake with your fork for your tacos.
  6. Warm your tortillas in a dry skillet, about 10 seconds on each side. Add some flaked salmon and top with your Mango Salsa.
  7. Enjoy! This is a light and fresh dish!
Adding crema’ also increases the flavor!

TIPS AND ADJUSTMENTS

  • Plan ahead and prepare your salsa in advance. The longer it sits and the juices combine, the better the flavor! 
  • You can change the protein on this dish. Shrimp is a good option, chicken or any other protein!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOU FISH TACOS

What’s the best fish for fish tacos?

Lean and flaky white fish is commonly used for fish tacos. Fishes like Tilapia, Mahi Mahi, Snapper and Cod. Salmon and Shrimp also go well with seafood tacos.

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Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

This dish is fresh, light and flavorful. It is easy to see why this is a five star recipe. The mango salsa is colorful and inviting and the salmon is perfectly seared and tender. This is the perfect taco, for a fun taco Tuesday.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 27 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Skillet

Ingredients
  

Salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets skinless and deboned
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Butter

Mango Salsa

  • 1-2 diced jalapenos
  • ½ diced red onion
  • 1 medium cucumber chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 lime juice juiced
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • Dash of Tajin optional

Tacos

  • 4-6
  • Corn or flour tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Start by making your mango salsa first. Combine all ingredients for mango salsa in a bowl. Mix well, set aside and chill for 30 min- 2 hrs.
  • Next you’re going to pan sear your salmon fillets. Season both sides of the salmon evenly with your salt pepper and garlic powder.
  • Heat your skillet to medium heat and add butter and olive oil.
  • Once your butter and olive oil have melted down and bubbling add your salmon. You will know your salmon is ready to turn once it does not stick to the skillet.
  • Flip your salmon once it’s golden brown. Once your salmon is golden on each side, remove from your skillet. Pull-A-Part or flake with your fork for your tacos.
  • Warm your tortillas in a dry skillet, about 10 seconds on each side. Add some flaked salmon and top with your Mango Salsa.
  • Enjoy! This is a light and fresh dish!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1079mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 67IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Quick & Easy
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By on April 7th, 2022

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