10 Minute Dinner: Salmon Tacos

Who doesn’t love a good summer sale! One of the best deals you can find with fish…is usually a huge slab of salmon. Individual portions can be upwards of $7-11 buckaroos. But a whole salmon fillet…you can get these on sale for $11-16. A total steal. Whole fish ready to go for the price of a single fillet, that feeds the whole family.

Seriously 10 minutes. Dinner on the table. Do this.

Confession: Started my new job and I’ve just been super exhausted the past few days so I wanted something a little simple tonight after INSANITY added to my utter mental and physical exhaustion.

When you get home for work, slice the Salmon into a few smaller portions and put them in a ziplock bag. I have this bottle of Teriyaki blend from Trader Joe’s that I LOVE using with fish or chicken. It’s basically Teriyaki, soy sauce, and minced garlic all in one bottle for a steal-of-a-deal price of $3. Dump a couple of tablespoons or so in the bag along with some fresh ground pepper, crushed red pepper, and ginger, then set in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.

READY?! OK!

I did this on the stove top, but it would also work in the oven of course as well if you wanted some more prep time. Set the heat to med-med/high and put just a tiny bit of butter in the bottom maybe a teaspoon. Throw in the salmon and let it cook for a couple of minutes (this will depend on the thickness, you’ll have to keep an eye on it) While that’s heating get your cutting board out. I sliced red peppers, cilantro, and a little red onion.

Flip your fish! Once you start seeing the color change go up the side from cooking about half way, flip it over and cook for a couple more minutes. When it’s done, you should be able to test it with your fork by pulling on the edge and it should just flake away. I usually squirt a blast a lemon on right before pulling it off too…I love the extra zest! When it’s finished remove from the pan and set aside. Using the same pan, I cracked a farm fresh egg in and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

While the egg cooks I’m flaking out my salmon to put into the tortilla. I like to use the mini corn tortillas (setting them on a hot oven grate for a minute each side to toast first) and put them in a bowl. This makes them fold perfectly to let you stuff it without the contents spilling out, it’s a great trick. Flip that egg….careful! While it’s cooking another minute I throw in my salmon, red peppers, onion, and a little cilantro. Take the egg and set it right on top of my open tortilla with a few more cilantro leaves and of course…a dollop of srichacha. Perfect! Easy meal. 10 minutes.

I love tacos. Have fun with it and play with your ingredients and clean out your fridge! 

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