While I normally reach for carnitas, pollo asado or birria tacos on Tuesdays, I switched things up this week with blackened salmon! It was a pleasant surprise and I'll be making it more often.
You can buy a pre-made cajun seasoning or make your own (I love the one from Gimme Some Oven) coat your fish, bake it in the oven while you whip up a spicy sweet coleslaw and you'll have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes!
If salmon isn't your thing this would work great with chicken, any other fish, shrimp or even tofu! Adjust your cooking time as needed!
BLACKENED SALMON TACOS
4 salmon(about 1 1/2- 2 pounds total)
2-3 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
3 limes, quartered
2 cups coleslaw mix
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey, (or more, depending on sweetness)
1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 - 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped (depending on how spicy you like it!)
16-20 small corn tortillas
Preheat the oven to 425ºF and place a baking sheet in the oven to heat along with the oven.
.Place the fillets on a plate or cutting board and sprinkle both sides and the edges generously with the cajun seasoning, then set aside.
Roughly chop the cilantro, cut the lime into wedges and slice the avocado
In a medium-sized bowl, add the vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, celery seed salt & pepper. Whisk to combine, Add the cabbage, a few pinches of cilantro & the jalapeno if using. Toss to combine. Set aside
Once the oven has come to temperature, spray the hot sheet pan with cooking spray and place the seasoned fish on the baking sheet. Cook the fish until they are opaque and easily flake with a fork, about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.
Meanwhile, spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add several tortillas to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden on each side. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Continue with all of the tortillas.
To assemble the tacos, layer two tortillas together and place some slaw in the bottom of the tortilla with a few chunks of the fish. Add sliced avocado, additional cilantro, and a squeeze of lime, and serve.
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