“ Fish tacos are the best way to lighten up the typical indulgent eating of Cinco de Mayo. Emily grills Omega-3 rich salmon and pairs it with a tangy salsa and crunchy cabbage. Vijay, Recipe Hunter ”
- Brown Sugar
- Chili Powder
- Corn Tortillas
- Ground Coffee
- Red Cabbage
- Red Onion
Having people over for Cinco de Mayo but looking for something a little bit fresher and healthier? Fish tacos are one of the best ways to lighten up what would otherwise be a typically indulgent meal. Most fish tacos like this one recipes call for using a firm white fish like snapper, mahi mahi, or halibut, which is exactly why we love this version that uses Omega-3 rich salmon! With it’s richer flavor, salmon is the perfect vehicle for Emily’s spice mixture of cumin, coriander, chili powder and a secret ingredient, ground coffee, which lends a subtle smokiness. The salmon is grilled then piled inside corn tortillas (or flour if you prefer) with shredded red cabbage and a tangy tomatillo salsa that is made creamy not using sour cream, but avocado. Whether you’re having a Taco Tuesday meal or a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, these colorful and healthy tacos will allow you to celebrate and indulge without the guilt.
“ I focus on whole foods and traditional ingredients. I use lots of vegetables and fruits and plenty of cream and butter! I choose seasonal, local ingredients because of the environmental impact and because that's the way things taste the best. ”
The reason we wanted to feature Emily was because she cooks REAL food. Nothing processed, very little pre-packaged, no junk. In fact, she doesn’t buy or cook with anything that has more than 5 ingredients on the package. This means that she often relies on fresh, seasonal, and local food like the chard featured in today’s recipe. Even though she has a Masters in Nutrition and is on her way to being a PhD, she believes that we shouldn’t have to think too much about what we’re eating, something that is achievable when we focus on buying, cooking, and eating real food.
Store-bought corn tortillas are convenient but can be dry and tough. We discovered this ingenious technique that keeps the tortilla pliable as it chars.Read the full tip >
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