Blackened Salmon Tacos

December 12, 2022

These salmon tacos are everything you could ever want tacos to be. The blackening seasoning brings so much flavor and texture to the salmon and takes it to a whole new taco level.

Ingredients For the blackened salmon

  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 6-7oz. pieces salmon, pin bones removed, skin-on
  • 2 Tbsp oil


  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime cut into small wedges


  1. Salmon: In a small bowl combine the spices.
  2.  Put the mixture on a plate or other flat surface and coat the portions of salmon, 1 at a time, on the flesh side only.
  3. Heat a large heavy-bottomed pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Add the salmon flesh side down.
  4. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the skin is crispy.
  5. Once the salmon has slightly cooled, peel the skin away with a fork and shred into large chunks.
  6. To assemble: Char the tortillas on the stove-top (gas stoves only) until the edges are lightly burnt.
  7. Fill each tortilla with lettuce, tomato, onion, about 1/2 of each salmon fillet, a sprinkle of cilantro, a drizzle of fresh lime and a drizzle of sour-cream.
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