The Best Blackened Salmon Tacos

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Now, I hear football season is here, and y’all excited and stuff. If you’ve been here a while, you know I am not a football girl; I’m waiting for basketball season to start. But that doesn’t mean I am not here for all the Game Day eats! These Blackened Salmon Tacos are exactly what you need to shake things up on the next game night!

Of course, as with most of my recipes, the best part about this one is the versatility of the recipe. These blackened Salmon Tacos are very customizable and you can easily make them your own. For example, I’m making a simple cabbage slaw to pair with the blackened salmon. But you can make chunky salsa like our Watermelon Salsa. Or, you can skip the tortilla altogether and serve the blackened salmon in lettuce wraps.

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Serve the Blackened Salmon Tacos family style so everyone can make their own. Our Cilantro Lime Sauce is the perfect way to finish off your tacos. Make the cilantro sauce and store it in the fridge for a few hours so all the flavors marry. Then after you make the tacos, drizzle the sauce over top and enjoy!

Let’s get cooking

Let’s get cooking

The Best Blackened Salmon Tacos

Absolutely delicious fish tacos. Perfectly seared salmon is paired with a simple cabbage slaw and a creamy cilantro lime sauce. Make your next game day menu a taco night!
5 based on 1 reviews
Absolutely delicious fish tacos. Perfectly seared salmon is paired with a simple cabbage slaw and a creamy cilantro lime sauce. Make your next game day menu a taco night!
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:30 mins


  • 2

    cups shredded red cabbage

  • 1

    cup shredded green cabbage

  • 2

    tbsp cilantro

  • 2

    tbsp olive oil

  • 2

    tbsp lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1

    lb. salmon fillet, skin on

  • 1

    tbsp old bay seasoning

  • 1/2

    tsp lemon zest

  • 2

    tbsp ghee or avocado oil

  • 12

    small tortillas or lettuce wraps

  • 2

    avocados, diced

  • 1

    jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and thinly sliced

  • 1

    batch cilantro lime sauce or your favorite salsa/taco sauce

  • Lime wedges to serve


  1. First, make the Cilantro Lime Sauce (the abovementioned recipe) and place it in the fridge.
  2. To make the slaw, add the cabbage, cilantro, olive oil, and lemon juice to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, toss and set the slaw aside.
  3. Now, Pat the salmon dry using a paper towel. Season the fillets with old bay seasoning and lemon zest and set aside.
  4. Heat the ghee or avocado oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to smoke, turn the heat off and nestle the salmon into the pan, flesh side down. Turn the heat back on and sear the salmon for about 3 minutes. Flip the fish and cook for 5-6 minutes over medium-high heat.
  5. To assemble the tacos, warm the tortillas, and place some slaw on the bottom of the tortilla. Next, add a few chunks of salmon on top, followed by a spoonful of the cilantro lime sauce, avocado chunks, and sliced jalapeños.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6


Fish tacos, blackened salmon tacos

5 based on 1 reviews

What do you think of this recipe?

This recipe was so good! The cilantro lime sauce turned out perfectly and was the perfect combination with the slaw and salmon. we added a little bit of mayo and sriracha to the slaw dressing and it was delicious. highly recommend trying this recipe!