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Blackened Salmon Tacos Recipe

These blackened salmon tacos are a filling treat full of protein. Don’t let the long list of ingredients intimidate you— they’ll be ready in just 35 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: blackened salmon, Blackened Salmon Tacos, Mango Salsa
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 18 oz boneless salmon
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 tsp lime juice divided
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Mexican spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 5 oz avocado cubed
  • 6 oz mango cubed
  • 1 1/2 oz red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 oz jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup coriander roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 150°F. Start by splitting the salt, oil, and lime juice in half.
    preheat the oven
  • In a small bowl, mix chili powder, Mexican spice mix, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, cumin, 1/4 tsp salt, and 3/4 tbsp oil. Marinate the fish with this mixture for 5 minutes.
    step 2: Marinate the fish with this mixture.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix avocado, mango, red onion, and 1 tsp lime juice to make the salsa.
    step 3: make the salsa
  • In a pan over medium heat, use the remaining 3/4 tbsp oil to sear the fish for 8 minutes until it’s brown. Remove the fish from the pan and discard the skin.
    step 4: sear the salmon
  • To make the sauce, mix sour cream, lime zest, remaining 1 tsp lime juice, and remaining 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl until well combined and smooth.
    step 5: make the sauce.
  • Bake tortillas for 5 minutes.
    step 6: bake tortillas
  • To assemble, shred the salmon and add the pieces onto the tortillas together with the salsa, jalapeno, and coriander. Pour the sauce on top.
    step 7: shred the salmon, add topping. Pour the sauce on top
  • Serve.
    step 8: serve


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg