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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Salmon Tacos

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Recipe for Salmon Tacos

Our good friend Lincoln recently came up for a visit. He is a big supporter of our blog, so he knows that we are always in the kitchen. We decided to make him Salmon Tacos for dinner, since they are one of his favorites. We had to spoil our guest of honor!

We grilled up some salmon on our indoor grill pan. Thanks All-Clad! It was too cold to go outside:) Josh made a basic rub with cumin, chili powder, and black pepper.

We spiced up the tacos with fresh pico, lime crema, chopped cabbage, fresh cilantro, and lime. The perfect pairings for fish tacos! We also made our favorite cilantro lime rice and some black beans to go with.

It was one tasty meal! And most importantly, Lincoln approved! It was fun cooking for him. He is the best!

And a BIG thanks to our friend Celsa, for helping us design our new header! We love it!!

Salmon Tacos

Fresh Salmon
Chili Powder
Black Pepper
Cabbage, chopped
Fresh corn tortillas

For the Pico:
Tomatoes, diced
Garlic, minced
Onion, diced
Jalapeno, minced
Fresh cilanto, chopped
Fresh lime juice

For the Lime Crema:
Sour cream (I used fat free)
Garlic, minced
A bit of diced onion
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh lime juice

1. Mix cumin, chili powder, and black pepper together. Josh didn't measure so just guess:) Rub this on the salmon filets. Grill salmon for a few minutes. Make sure the fish is tender and moist. Don't overdo it.
2. Prepare the fixings. Heat up the corn tortillas. Place them in tin foil and heat them in the oven or on a skillet on the stove. Chop the cabbage.
3. Make the Pico. Chop up all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix. Taste. We don't measure, we just do it to our taste!
4. Make the Lime Crema. You can add mayo to the sour cream, do half and half...but I hate mayo, so I just used sour cream. Again, I didn't measure, just add ingredients to your taste.
5. When the salmon has cooled, pull it apart so it is in chunks. Place the salmon on the hot tortillas. Load on the toppings: cabbage, pico, lime crema, fresh cilantro, and lime juice.
6. Serve with black beans and cilantro lime rice.

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Blogger Meg said...

Delicious tacos and love the new header!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

LOVE the new header. All of your food looks restaurant ready!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Mila said...

I love these! The pictures are so colorful and delcious!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Great new header - very cute!

7:30 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

YUM! I love love love fish tacos, and have wanted to kick it up by using salmon.
Nicely done--I love this.
Love your new look too!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Yum! We love fish tacos!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Sigh. Just for a day, I want to be Lincoln. This looks like a fabulous meal! As usual, it's not just the tacos with you two. It's pico . . . lime crema . . . cilantro lime rice. You make sure every detail is perfect! I LOVE this dinner!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love fish tacos. These look so simple but the pico and sour cream sauce.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love any type of fish tacos. I will have to try salmon. Love your new blog header!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Fish tacos are one of my ultimate favorite things to eat in the world. I haven't ever had them with salmon. I am definitely making these. They look so good!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

great, great idea!!! :)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, you want to make me hungry?! These tacos look mighty scrumptious!



10:50 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

An excellent way to spoil a good friend. These look fantastic!

11:37 AM  
Blogger The Caked Crusader said...

The peas are great in your new header!

Interesting - I would never have thought of putting salmon in a taco! Looks great

11:41 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

Matty would like this. I never make salmon.

11:51 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

The new header is wonderful! I love these tacos. This would be a great way to eat more fish and Mexican!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

Love the new header too. I would never have though about doing salmon taco's - great idea

12:35 PM  
Blogger Lincoln said...

Yes you read it right...

I am the Lincoln referred to in this post. Often I too will look at the blog and wish.

But not today. I lived the dream I not only saw the fish taco on the blog I saw it cooked, served up, photo-graphed, and consumed by me.

The pictures are amazing and to say the food looks professional would be to slander it. It is above professional, Made by Josh and Maria themselves served on their very own dining room table.

Tell me where you can go "professionally" and get such service? I tell you it is a truly unique experience.

A word to Cathy...I can see how you would want to be me for just a day...I get that all the time...

Lucky for me I am me and I get to be spoiled by their cooking on a regular basis. Oh I don't want to give away insider information related to the blog but Fish Tacos were only the beginning of my eating odyssey this weekend.

A quick word about the L in the Header...I will let you guess whose name it refers to for yourselves.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone! We are liking the new look of our blog too:)

Salmon is great in tacos! Give these a try!

And Lincoln-you always crack me up! I am so glad you enjoyed this meal! But the L is for Lichty NOT Lincoln..ha!! You are the best! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

You have killed me with this one. I just had fish tacos on my last day of working when I got laid off and they tasted amazing. I have been dying to go back. THIS photo really is awesome!!!!!!!

And your header is awesome, the cooking couple - cute!!!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I love salmon and tacos--why have I never put them together!?

2:27 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Looks delicious. Check out my blog for the award I gave to you.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

Oh I am going to have to try these soon!! I love fish tacos and never thought to make them with salmon. Looks delicious!!

Love the new header!!

3:27 PM  
Blogger grace said...

first of all, great header!
secondly, cabo fish taco is a restaurant chain that i used to go to all the time and now miss immensely. what do you know--all along i could've been making my own! :)

3:49 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I love your new header! Maria, I love fish tacos. Yours will be on my menu very soon.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i was wondering about the L, hehe, but i get it now :) i was just thinking is that new? as i scrolled down, got distracted by the salmon tacos, then found my answer. LOVE IT!!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Great new header and gorgeous photo! This is definitely my kind of meal.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I LOVE fish tacos, but have never had them with salmon. Will have to try that next time.

6:33 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

Oh yum - those look sooooo delicious, and healthy too!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I usually make fish tacos with snapper, will have to try it with salmon next time.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Fish Tacos from S. Cali... oh this looks so wonderful... I am not sure if I can find corn tortillas (did you heat them in the microwave or put them over the grill)?

The pictures look fabulous, and everything looks delicious!!

1:27 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

These look fantastic and very different. I love that!

4:13 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

The L on our header stands for Lichty, our last name!

Girl Japan-We put the tortillas in some foil and put them in a skillet on the stove to warm up. Just flip them so every side gets warm. Or you can put them in the oven too!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I love the new header, too - and these look amazing!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Honestly, I've always been a little afraid of fish tacos. But these look so good, Maria. Love the new look, too!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

The tacos are amazing!! Your header is really cute! I love it!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

A healthy & delish twist to tacos...I'll have 5...oops, there goes the healthy part! lol

12:24 PM  
Blogger Deeba PAB said...

That new header is beautiful, & so are these yummy tacos. WOW!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

That looks totally scrummy. You know, you shouldn't feed your guests so well or they tend to stick around. :-)

6:01 PM  
Blogger Lori Lynn said...

I love all kinds of fish tacos! Salmon sounds excellent.

10:29 AM  
Blogger test it comm said...

I really like the sound of salmon tacos!

11:25 AM  

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