Salmon Tacos

Salmon Tacos Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious and easy Salmon recipe, then this BBQ salmon tacos recipe is perfect!

Salmon tacos are a great recipe for anyone that loves seafood and Mexican food. 

Salmon is cooked with the most common BBQ spices, like cumin, paprika, and salt. 

Our salmon tacos sauce can be added to add some variety to the dish, but it’s not necessary because these tacos will amaze on their own with just a squeeze of lime if that’s all you have.

Salmon tacos are traditionally served with lime and avocado, but feel free to add your favorite toppings. We love salmon tacos with slaw.

Salmon is also great when you want to make a light meal out of it by serving it over rice, vegetables, or a salad if you want to replace the tortilla.

Salmon Tacos Recipe

How To BBQ Salmon for Salmon Tacos

Salmon should be cooked skin side down, this will help make sure the fish doesn’t dry out and crispy skin is delicious. 

When grilling a salmon we typically grill at a medium heat so the skin doesn’t burn.  

Salmon will cook much quicker with these methods and might only take five minutes total cooking time depending on the thickness of the fish filets. Usually our salmon takes about eight minutes to cook.

After grilling, halve each fillet into two pieces that are at least ½ inch thick so they can hold up better and fit perfectly in your salmon fish tacos.

BBQ Salmon Tacos Recipe

How Long to BBQ Salmon

Salmon is medium when it’s slightly pink on the inside but still flakes with a fork.  Salmon is well done when it becomes opaque and flakes easily with a fork. 

A medium cooked salmon will take six to eight minutes to cook on the BBQ or grill outside, but only five minutes in the oven if you’re using this method inside. 

If you’re looking to cook your salmon fully well done it will take around nine to twelve minutes. 

Personally, we prefer to have quality salmon on the medium side.

BBQ Salmon Tacos

Health Benefits of Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-three fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation in the body. 

Salmon also contains high levels of protein, vitamin D and selenium.

Salmon Taco Sauce

Salmon Taco Sauce

For an irresistible salmon taco sauce, use a food processor or a blender to pulse together 2-3 canned chipotles in adobo sauce with a clove of garlic. Add juice of one lime, salt and pepper.

Once it turns into a paste, add 1 cup Mexican crema and pulse a few more times to combine. 

BBQ Salmon Tacos

BBQ Salmon Tacos Recipe

Ingredients:

  • One pound of salmon fish filets
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • A dash of cayenne pepper for heat, if desired
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of coleslaw, prepared
  • 1 ear of corn
  • Juice of one lime
  • 4 tablespoons of pico de gallo
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Fresh jalapeno slices, for garnish
  • Salmon taco sauce, optional, recipe listed in above blog post
  1. Season the top of the salmon with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika.
  2. Grill the salmon and cobs of corn at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Shave the corn from the ear, mix with lime juice, pico de gallo, salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the BBQ grilled salmon on corn tortillas with slaw, corn salsa, cilantro, jalapeños, and chipotle crema.
Salmon Tacos

Salmon Tacos Recipe

Yield: 4 Tacos
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

This salmon tacos recipe brings a lot of flavor and is packed with healthy salmon and veggies.

Ingredients

  • One pound of salmon fish filets
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • A dash of cayenne pepper for heat, if desired
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of coleslaw, prepared
  • 1 ear of corn
  • Juice of one lime
  • 4 tablespoons of pico de gallo
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Fresh jalapeno slices, for garnish
  • Salmon taco sauce, optional, recipe listed in above blog post

Instructions

  1. Season the top of the salmon with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika.
  2. Grill the salmon and cobs of corn at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Shave the corn from the ear, mix with lime juice, pico de gallo, salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the BBQ grilled salmon on corn tortillas with slaw, corn salsa, cilantro, jalapeños, and chipotle crema.

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Barbecue salmon tacos are our official taco of the summer because it’s light, healthy, and absolutely delicious.  

After trying this recipe you’re going to want more salmon in your life, and when you do be sure to try our hot honey salmon bowl and our Mediterranean grilled salmon skewers

BBQ Salmon Tacos Recipe

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