15-minute Coconut Salmon Soft Tacos

coconut salmon tacos

Hello! Meet your new favorite, quick and easy weeknight meal. You might be tired and busy, but with only a handful of ingredients and 15 minutes and you have a bright and tasty dinner on the table. Serve with some rice and beans on the side and dinner.is.served!

This recipe doesn’t contain any actual coconut – you simply cook the salmon with coconut oil and you end up with a nice coconut-infused crust. If you don’t dig coconut (oh no!), simply cook with olive or canola oil. I use Earth Balance’s coconut oil blend, but any variety should work fine.

Also, tricks for getting the nice seared crust on a fillet of fish – first, once you plop the fillet in a hot skillet don’t mess with the it until you are ready to flip and don’t use a nonstick skillet if you want a good crust (I always use my cast iron for fish).

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15-minute Coconut Salmon Soft Tacos
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Q&DK
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 5-6 oz. each), skinless
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil (I use an Earth Balance coconut oil blend)
  • Soft taco tortillas
  • Suggested toppings: cilantro, lettuce, scallions, tomatoes, sour cream, lime or lemon for squeezing
  1. Heat a large skillet on high heat and add 2 tbsp. coconut oil/coconut oil blend. Once the oil is hot, swirl it around the pan and add the salmon fillets. Lower the heat to medium-high. Cook for about four minutes until nicely seared – don’t move or mess with the salmon if you want a nice crust – then flip and cook another 4 minutes on that side. Remove from the heat and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
  2. Using a fork, flake the salmon into bite-size pieces and fill tortillas with salmon and your desired toppings.

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