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Yuzu Salmon Street Tacos

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These tacos are on point! Yuzu salmon street tacos will become your quick midweek dinner. The yuzu marinade combined with fresh ginger, lemon grass, green onions and fresh cabbage  makes this dish easy to enjoy. 

Can you taste the freshness??!

YUZU IS THE FLAVOR YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

Yuzu is based on citrus undertones. Similar to lemon grapefruit and mandarin oranges mixed together. When you marinade the salmon in the yuzu sauce, it gives it a sweet and savory flavor. Salmon is the perfect vessel for carrying those flavors through your dish. Whether you marinade for 30 minutes or marinade for 3 hours you’re going to get a great flavor out of this dish.

FLAVORS IN THE STREET TACO MARINADE

  • Yuzu BBQ sauce; Yuzu is based on citrus undertones. Similar to lemon grapefruit and mandarin oranges mixed together.
  • Lemon grass; Citrus flavor, with mint undertones. Use fresh or tubed.
  • Ginger; Sweet and spicy with a little bite. Fresh is best, jarred is second best.
  • Green onion; A mild and sweet onion.
  • Red & Green Cabbage; red cabbage is more dense and peppery than green cabbage. I use both for color and crunch. 

STEPS FOR YUZU SALMON TACOS

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a freezer bag add salmon filet, yuzu sauce, lemon grass, garlic and green onions.
  3. Seal and let salmon marinate for 30 min-24 hrs. In the refrigerator.
  4. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake marinated Salmon at 350 F. in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove salmon from the oven, and pull apart with a fork.
  7. Warm each tortilla on the skillet for 30 sec. per side.
  8. Build your taco by adding salmon, cabbage, yuzu BBQ sauce. Garnish with avocado. 
  9. Enjoy!

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Salmon is best cooked when it is at room temperature.
  • Adding toppings like avocado crema will help elevate the flavor.
  • Warming the tortilla shells will make a better taco.
  • Add extra Yuzu at the end for added flavor.
  • Change the protein. Try shrimp or chicken or tofu in this recipe!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the best types of fish for fish tacos?

White flakey fish is best for fish tacos. Fishes like mahi mahi, snapper, cod, halibut are all great for fish tacos.

Why marinate fish?

By marinating fish, it helps retain the moisture. It will also help the fish not stick while cooking.

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Yuzu Salmon Street Tacos

These tacos are on point! Yuzu salmon street tacos will become your quick midweek dinner. The yuzu marinade combined with fresh ginger, lemon grass, green onions and fresh cabbage makes this dish easy to enjoy.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6
Calories 46 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Boneless skinless salmon filet
  • 3/4 c. Yuzu Japanese BBQ Sauce Bachan’s
  • 2 Tsp. Lemon Grass
  • 2 tsp. Garlic minced
  • 1/2 c Green onions
  • 6 Street Taco Shells
  • ½ c. Red and Green Cabbage shredded for topping
  • 1 sliced Avocado for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • In a freezer bag add salmon filet, yuzu sauce, lemon grass, garlic and green onions.
  • Seal and let salmon marinate for 30 min-24 hrs. In the refrigerator.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Bake marinated Salmon at 350 F. in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from the oven, and pull apart with a fork.
  • Warm each tortilla on the skillet for 30 sec. per side.
  • Build your taco by adding salmon, cabbage, yuzu BBQ sauce. Garnish with avocado.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 119IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Meat, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal, Sauce
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By on May 22nd, 2022

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