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Grilled Salmon Tacos

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Grilled Salmon Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Super Safeway


  • 1.5 lbs. salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pepper
  • Poblano pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 ears of corn husks removed
  • tortillas taco size
  • avocado sliced

Chili Lime Butter

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat around 400° F.
  2. Combine seasonings in a small bowl including chipotle chili powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Stir well to combine.

  3. Brush the salmon with olive oil then sprinkle 3/4 of the seasoning mix onto the salmon, gently rubbing it in with your fingers.
  4. Slice the pepper and red onion and place on a sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and the remaining seasoning mix.  Toss to coat.
  5. Place the veggies on the grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning frequently until cooked through and slightly charred.   The corn may be placed directly on the grill and does not require foil.  Turn the corn often to char all sides.
  6. Place the salmon on the grill, flesh side down first, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on the first side and another 2 to 3 minutes on the skin side until the salmon reaches 140° and is done.
  7. While the salmon and veggies are grilling,  you can prepare the chili-lime butter in a small saucepan.  Melt the butter, add the lime juice, lime zest, and chili powder.  Stir well to incorporate, then remove from the heat to let it cool slightly.
  8. Remove the salmon and the veggies from the grill when cooked and set aside.   Let the salmon rest for a few minutes, then flake the salmon to prepare for the tacos.
  9. Cut the corn kernels off the cob and place into a medium bowl along with the grilled poblano and onion slices.
  10. Meanwhile, grill the tortillas for 1-2 minutes on each side, just to warm through.
  11. Assemble the tacos by layering salmon with the grilled veggies, a drizzle of chili-lime butter, and sliced avocados.
  12. Enjoy.