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Mexican wild Alaska salmon tacos with lime and red onion recipe

You'll wish it was #TacoTuesday every day with this recipe

1y ago

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Ok, so the song doesn't quite go, "oh I wish it could be #TacoTuesday every day," but these tacos might just be better than Christmas. Packed with zesty Mexican flavours, there's heat, there's citrus, there's creaminess, and you will not be able to stop eating them.

Mexican Alaska salmon tacos

Perfect for any day, whether it happens to be #TacoTuesday or not...



  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 wild Alaska salmon fillets
  • ...To serve...
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced and mixed with a splash of vinegar and 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into ribbons
  • Cos lettuce, shredded
  • Tomato salsa, topped with some chopped coriander leaves
  • Sour cream, mixed together with some chopped chives
  • Guacamole


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic, sugar, lime juice and olive oil and season with a little sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Put the salmon fillets onto a baking tray and rub the salmon fillets with the spice mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes until the salmon is just cooked.
  5. Remove the salmon from the oven and flake into large pieces.
  6. Warm the tortillas in a hot, dry frying pan and then fill them with the salmon, red onion, cucumber and lettuce. Top with the tomato salsa, sour cream and guacamole and fold in half.

Recipe by

Rachel Green

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Comments (11)

  • Go Rachael! Those sound delicious! First wine that came to mind after reading your recipe was Rosé from Marsannay.

    Salmon loves Pinot Noir, and Rosé, and that region in Burgundy gives you both.

      1 year ago
    • Funnily enough, I did have a Rosé (which is unusual for me!) but I went for a Languedoc Monrouby Grenache rosé 😊! Close to your excellent pairing suggestion 😉!

        1 year ago
    • Nice! Now my mouth is watering 🤤😅... If the cost of shipping can be expensed, let me know and I can send you some local wines for you and the team!

        1 year ago
  • Looks really yumm, but I'll substitute the salmon for Spanish makerel which is more common and easily gotten from the market. Looking forward to giving it a go soon! Thanks ya.

      1 year ago
  • Yum!

    Well.... Back to my Amazon app. Looks like I'll have quite the pantry order today. 😁

      1 year ago
  • Yes, I need more salmon tacos in my life.

      1 year ago
  • Looks amazing!

      1 year ago