This came together so deliciously! You can cook your salmon just about any way you like (grilling, comes to mind - especially if the sun comes out again) but the blackening adds great flavor and gives it that nice crisp texture without using a breading. We have our own mix of seasonings for blackening and are more than happy to provide a sample this week so that you have enough to make this recipe - just ask!
- 4-5oz silver salmon per serving (skinless, boneless - we can get it ready for you in this way!)
- olive oil
- blackening seasoning
- small corn or flour tortillas
- lime (juice)
- red onion
- sour cream
- hot sauce
Start by preparing your salmon - we want it skinless and boneless and cut into about 1.5" wide strips. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and turn to coat, then sprinkle liberally with the blackening seasoning and turn to coat. Get a fry pan out and set the lid to the side - we'll need it in about 5 minutes. Turn your burner on just slightly less than all the way up to 'high' - we're going to sear the salmon on a very hot pan, flip, sear again, and then finish with the lid. Once your pan is heated, place the salmon strips in the dry pan (the fish has
some oil on it and in
it) and wait without fussing with the fish for 90 seconds. (If you move it around you'll lose your sear-crust.) Flip the fish and sear on the other side for an additional 90 seconds. At this point you should begin to see a little puddle of fat starting to cook out of the fish, but the center will be somewhat rare still. Put the lid on tight, turn the heat off, and set your timer for 4 minutes. While your fish is finishing, cube the avocado and toss into a small bowl. Roughly chop about 2 T of cilantro and add that to the bowl, sprinkle with salt and then squeeze the lime juice on top. Fold to combine. You can either add the onion directly into the avocado salsa or simply allow each person to add a few slices to their taco when it's time to build. Take a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream and place in a small dish. Add hot sauce to taste (start with a teaspoon) and stir to combine.
To finish the tacos, simply place a cooked slice of salmon on a tortilla, scoop some avocado salsa on top and drizzle with the sour cream sauce. Serve with fresh corn, tortilla chips and plenty of napkins - enjoy!