Friday, April 12, 2013

blackened salmon fish tacos

Wow are these good!  I think that's exactly what my husband said when he took a bite.  Then he asked where we got the salmon.  Costco.  We always get it at Costco and it's always great.  We love tacos, especially seafood tacos so we'll be eating these again and again.  What a great way to eat salmon.

blackened salmon fish tacos (slightly adapted from Half Baked Harvest)
4 pieces salmon (the individually packaged kind from Costco)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

light cream cheese, for serving
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, for serving
1 avocado, diced for serving
torn lettuce, for serving
salsa, for serving (we used Herdez tonight)
white or whole wheat tortillas toasted in the shape of a shell (fold them gently and place in toaster)

Preheat your grill or grill pan to high.
Combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, pepper, chili powder, basil, oregano, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl.
Rub half the mixture on one side of the salmon and the other half on the other side.
Rub some oil in the grill pan and grill the salmon on each side until done.  Allow to cool slightly then flake with a fork.
Prepare taco shells.
To assemble, smear a good amount of cream cheese on each taco shell.  Layer the salmon, cheese, lettuce, avocado and salsa

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