We are in love with this easy Salmon Taco recipe! We've been serving them up at our Willbros food truck in Ruidoso, NM and everyone is WILD about them (pun intended). We love tacos because you can throw just about anything in a warm corn tortilla with our wild sockeye and its going to be delicious. Plus its a fun and different way to prepare your wild salmon and we love being creative with our favorite fish! Give them a try!
You can prepare your salmon just about any way, but we like to thinly slice the thawed filet or portion into about 1/2 inch thick strips. Now you've got a tough decision to make, grilled or deep fried? Or both!
Our fan favorite is deep fried in our super simple batter. All you need is Krusteaz pancake mix and Sprite or 7-Up! Roughly gauge the amount of batter you will need for the number of tacos you'll be making, about 2 cups of Krusteaz is usually good. Slowly add the soda while blending with a fork until the batter reaches the perfect consistency, runny enough to dip the salmon, but thick enough to coat it well. Dip the salmon strips and fry until golden brown in a deep fryer or a pot of hot oil, about 3-4 minutes. Be sure to be safe when frying! Or if you prefer grilled, just place the salmon strips in a hot, greased pan or on the grill and flip until both sides are a pale pink.
This next part is a work of art, assembling the perfect taco. We use corn tortillas and always warm them in a skillet or on the grill first. Start with your prepared salmon and then finish with your favorite toppings! Some of our favorites are shredded cabbage, goat cheese, avocado, tomatos, and lots of fresh lime juice! Other good fillers are black beans, roasted corn, sautéed veggies, salsa, fresh cilantro, green chile, and onion. Whatever your style they are sure to be delicious!
If you live in the Ruidoso area come on by the Winter Park and try our signature Wild Tacos!