Grilled Citrus Salmon Tacos with Lemon Yogurt Drizzle and Black Bean Tomato Salsa

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Garlic grown and gifted from our neighbor!

Last night Kristen and I celebrated Mere over dinner with local salmon caught that morning, grilled in a huge open flame {it literally took all took all three of us to get it off without getting scorched!} on our back patio, to the sound of waves as the tide rolled in. It was a beautiful night.  Happy birthday, Merebear!! You make Okinawan life so much more fun, vibrant and meaningful!


I wish I could take you to our fish market so you could see how beautiful the colors of freshly caught, wild fish are. And the taste! It's one of the many, many things we're so grateful for, living on this island.

If you've never experienced fish tacos before, you're in for a treat. And with the omega-3, minerals, fiber, protein, and anti-oxidents from the salmon, black bean tomato salsa and crunchy cabbage, you're also in for a highly nutritious meal, with perfect flavors for the start of summer.

Grilled Citrus Salmon Tacos with Lemon Yogurt Drizzle and Black Bean Tomato Salsa

2-3 filets of fresh salmon 
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lemon
1 lime
1 orange, thinly sliced
2 T EVOO
generous pinch of fine sea salt
8 small corn tortillas
4 oz. goat cheese
fresh cilantro for garnish

Rub each filet in garlic and sea salt and drizzle the EVOO evenly over each. Cover each piece with the orange slices, and squeeze 1/2 of the lemon and 1/2 of the lime on top.

Place the corn tortillas directly on the grill and turn as they begin to get grill marks. Move to the edge of the grill off the flame to stay warm. Grill the salmon for about 5 minutes, or until just cooked and pieces flake off. Immediately remove from heat, place on a serving platter and squeeze the remaining lemon and lime juice over the top.

Serve the tacos with the tangy diced red cabbage, black bean tomato salsa, lemon yogurt drizzle, goat cheese crumbles and fresh cilantro for garnish.

Lemon Yogurt Drizzle
1 C plain greek yogurt
1 T minced garlic
generous pinch of fine sea salt
1/2 lemon, squeezed for the juice
1 T EVOO

Stir all of the ingredients. Taste; add more salt or EVOO if needed.

Black Bean Tomato Salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 C halved cherry tomatoes
1 generous handful of fresh cilantro leaves {stems removed}
1/2 red onion, diced
1 T EVOO
generous pinch of fine sea salt
1 T garlic

Combine all of the ingredients. Drizzle more EVOO if needed!

Tangy Diced Red Cabbage
2 C diced red cabbage
2 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon, squeezed for juice
1/2 T fine sea salt
1 generous squeeze of honey

Toss all of the ingredients together; taste. Add more salt or honey as it needs.

19 comments:

  1. Yum! I have to try these! xo Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  2. These look amazingly delicious! This truly makes me wish my husband had stayed in the Marine Corps so we could have had this amazing experience! While I'm thankful that we are now settled in one place, I still have such love for those still (and have!) served our country! Thanks so much for sharing friend! Can't wait to try it!
    Brittney

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  3. Beautiful photos!

    http://cbijicollection.blogspot.ca/

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  4. I'm not a huge salmon person, however I seem to eat it about once a week. This sounds like a delightful new recipe to try! YUM!

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  5. This sounds so good! And I get bored with my old salmon recipes so this will have to be a must try!

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  6. Yummy!!! I need to try this! I love fish tacos.

    p.s. I made your steak salad recipe and it was amazing! Thank you again for sharing :)

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  7. So happy to "know" you. Gorgeous blog, the pictures are breathtaking, happy to be following you now!

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  8. This all looks beyond delicious! I am so hungry now!

    So Much Sunshine

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  9. Homegrown garlic??? I'd be in heaven!!

    These look absolutely delicious! Pinning to definitely make these for the future!

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  10. Homegrown garlic??? I'd be in heaven!!

    These look absolutely delicious! Pinning to definitely make these for the future!

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  11. These look delicious! I love fish tacos!

    I want to crawl into all of your photos! Just beautiful. I never had a desire to see Japan before I read your blog, but now it is climbing to the top of my Wanderlist every time you post!

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  12. I want the breakdown on that beautiful carafe of fruit juice that I'm guessing is non-alcoholic! Womp womp :) Timmybear loves fish tacos so this will have to go on our shopping list! MISS YOU my dear! love, lanneybear

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  13. What a gorgeous bunch of food and friends! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. yum! this sounds so good for summer

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  15. Thank you for sharing recipes! These look and sound tasty, will have to try to make these one of these days.

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  16. It all looks so delicious. Can't wait to try making these recipes this weekend!

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  17. You seriously take such incredible pictures! You are so inspiring to me ! I just love your blog !

    Alycia

    alyciamely.blogspot.com

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  18. these look uhhhhhmazing!! i found your blog a few days ago and absolutely love it. your pictures are inspring some serious travel lust in me!

    ps...made the focaccia the other night...best. thing. ever.

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  19. My Hubby and I aren't much for seafood so I swapped out the Salmon to Chicken and it was AMAZING! Actually going to make it again tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and delicious recipe.

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