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Spicy Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This recipe for spicy salmon tacos is easy to put together and delicious, especially with the pineapple salsa on top. You can make it as mild or as spicy as you like and even customize the salsa and other ingredients.
Course: Entrées, Sandwiches
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Seafood, Lunch, Sandwiches
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 454 kcal
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces salmon filets skin removed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • Olive oil
  • 6 to 8 8-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • Lime wedges
Pineapple Salsa:
  • ½ pineapple cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper minced
  • ¼ red onion finely diced
  • ½ red pepper finely diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Make the pineapple salsa by combining the pineapple, Jalapeño pepper, red onion, red pepper, lime juice, chili powder and salt in a bowl. Season with freshly ground black pepper and stir in the fresh cilantro. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Combine the smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture over both sides of the salmon filets and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and hot sauce to taste. Set aside.
  4. Pre-heat a cast iron or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle a little olive oil into the pan and sear the salmon filets for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the salmon to a plate and cover with foil.
  5. Carefully wipe out the pan and drizzle with a little more oil. Working in batches, place the tortillas in the pan and warm them up for about 1 minute on each side. Add additional oil if needed. As soon as you remove the tortillas from the pan, fold them in half while they are still warm.
  6. Break the salmon up into large chunks. Assemble the tacos by filling the tortillas with some red cabbage, pieces of salmon and pineapple salsa. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top and drizzle with the sour cream mixture. Garnish with a few fresh cilantro leaves if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4 servings)
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 1163mg48%
Potassium 703mg20%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1424IU28%
Vitamin C 90mg109%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.