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Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos with Citrus Salsa

posted May 4, 2016, 10:35 AM by Marci Leach
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ancho or New Mexico chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 4-ounce wild salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick, skin on
  • 8 6-inch corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • Citrus Salsa (recipe below)
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine oil, chile powder, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture liberally over salmon. Grill the salmon, skin-side down, until it is just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Cut each fillet lengthwise into 2 pieces and remove the skin.
  3. To serve, place 2 tortillas on each plate. Top tacos with Citrus Salsa.

Citrus Salsa Recipe


3 navel oranges

2 limes

1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon serrano chile, seeded and minced

2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/8 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper

  1. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith from oranges and limes and discard. Cut the orange and lime segments from the surrounding membranes and coarsely chop.
  2. Gently toss the oranges, limes, cilantro, chile, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl until combined.