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Blacked Salmon Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Warm corn tortillas filled with fresh blackened sockeye salmon, creamy chipotle sauce, blackened corn, crisp cabbage, and salty cotija cheese.  It's safe to say that these Blackened Salmon Tacos are a match made in heaven. Let us show you exactly how to pull of this easy and delicious meal step by step.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baja fish tacos, blackened salmon tacos, salmon tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 311 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 8 oz Wild Sockeye Salmon
  • 1 tsp blackened seasoning
  • 1 ear corn
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp minced cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 4 tsp cotija cheese crumbled
  • 4 corn tortillas
  1. Prepare Wild Sockeye Salmon by removing from packaging and patting dry. Sprinkle top with blacked seasoning
  2. Cook salmon on a grill that has been preheated to about 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the salmon skin side down on oiled grates. Cook for about 5-6 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until internal temp reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. At the same time you are cooking the salmon, place a husked ear of corn directly onto the grates, rotate every few minutes until slightly charred.
  4. Remove corn and salmon from grill. Divide salmon filet into 4 equal portions. Cut corn from the cob and set aside.
  5. Prepare creamy chipotle sauce by combining sour cream, mayo, milk, garlic salt, cilantro and lime juice in a small bowl. Stir until combined.
  6. Assemble taco by layering a warm corn tortilla, about 2 tsp creamy chipotle sauce, 1/4 cup shredded cabbage, a 2 oz portion of salmon, 2 tsp of the charred corn, and 1 tsp of the cotija cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes


What is the difference between grilled and blackened salmon?

The difference is in the spices. The blackening of food is based on using a seasoning mix consisting of herbs and different spices to enhance your food. Grilling can be done with a spice of your choice.

What is the white stuff that comes out of salmon when cooked?

Before you go trashing that salmon, read this. That white slimy stuff is called albumin, and it's protein that solidifies as salmon cooks. It is completely safe to eat that albumin. It tastes completely fine, it’s good for you, it’s just another protein that comes from the salmon.

Is blackened seasoning the same as cajun seasoning?

Both are seasoning mixes, but cajun seasoning tends to be spicier. Blackened seasoning does have some heat but is less spicy than cajun.

Is salmon healthy?

Eating wild caught salmon is beneficial to your diet. Salmon is packed with Omega 3s. Eating fish twice per week is a healthy habit to make.

Nutrition Facts
Blacked Salmon Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 1251mg54%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 221IU4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.