Roasted Salmon Tacos
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Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Roasted Salmon Tacos

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 5 min (includes resting time)
  • Active: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Red Cabbage Slaw:

Avocado Sour Cream:


Flour Tortillas:


  1. For the red cabbage slaw: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, honey, lime zest and juice in a large serving bowl. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the hot sauce. Add the red onion, radishes, cabbage and cilantro and toss well.
  3. For the avocado sour cream: Scoop the avocado flesh into the carafe of a blender. Add the sour cream, pickled jalapenos, lime zest, juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add 1 tablespoon water and blend until smooth. (If the mixture is too thick to blend, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more water and blend again). Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. For the salmon: Sprinkle the salmon all over with the chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt and rub it in. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the salmon top-side down and sear until browned, about 1 minute. Flip the salmon and transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast until the salmon is just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness.
  5. To serve, break the salmon into chunks. Serve in Tortillas with the slaw and sour cream.

Flour Tortillas:

  1. Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Add the shortening or oil and mix until mealy. Stir in 3/4 cup water to form a dough. Turn it out onto a surface and knead, adding more flour if needed, until a smooth, slightly sticky dough is formed, 5 to 7 minutes. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a towel and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. (Full disclosure: When we're hungry, we skip this step. But letting the dough rest does make it easier to roll these out.)
  2. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll them out on a lightly-floured surface until they're really thin, keeping the remaining dough balls covered. I like a 1/16- or 1/8-inch thickness but wouldn't turn down a 3/16-inch-thick one. Cook them in the skillet on both sides until they're just starting to show some brown spots, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Keep warm in a towel until ready to serve.