Monday, June 11, 2012


1 1/2 pound salmon filet with skin on
1 teaspoon chile powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cumin
corn tortillas
green onions, thinly sliced


 For the Slaw

1 bag shredded cabbage
handful chopped cilantro
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1-2 limes
1 teaspoon sugar
pinch salt and chile powder


    3 chiptoles
    1/4 cup diced red onion
    5 cup diced tomatoes
    handful chopped cilantro
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
    1 juice lime
     pinch salt

      1. Pat the salmon dry. Combine the chile powder, sugar, salt and cumin in a small bowl and sprinkle over the surface of the flesh-side of the salmon. Set aside.
      2. Prepare the slaw. Whisk mayo with lime juice, sugar, salt and chile powder in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, cilantro and onions. Toss well to coat with the lime dressing. Cover and refrigerate.
      3. Prepare the salsa. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste for seasoning, cover and refrigerate.
      4. Spray the grill with cooking spray and light a medium-hot flame. To test, heat on a charcoal or gas grill, hold your hand about 5 inches over the flame. You should only be able to keep it there for 3-4 seconds.
      5. Place salmon skin side down on the grill, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish (cook fish about 10 minutes per inch of thickness). Flip salmon over, peel off the skin and cook for 3 minutes more, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from heat and place it pink flesh up on a plate. (The underside of the skin will be an unattractive gray color).
      6. Place the corn tortillas on the grill for a few seconds a side to warm up. Flake fish and divide evenly between the tortillas. Top with lime, cilantro, slaw and salsa. Serve immediately with lime wedges.


      1. This looks amazing! I've been looking for something new to try with salmon and plan to make this for dinner this week. :-) Thanks for the recipe!