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Salmon Tacos with Caper-Dill Sauce

Salmon Tacos with Caper-Dill Sauce are a unique fish taco recipe loaded with fresh herby flavors and the perfect creaminess.
Swedish Gravlax Recipe, it got me thinking. About tacos. Don’t tell me – it got you thinking about tacos too?! You vixen.

So there I was, thinking about caper-y, dill-y salmon tacos.

And immediately before I admitted to myself how strange that may be, it dawned on me that this may be the best invention yet.

First off, it’s a taco. Major score.

Second off, it’s totally date food in the form of taco. And who needs date food? Everyone.

I know. You’re looking at me like, “Julia, I hate salmon.” To which I respond: “not today, you don’t!”

I love these tacos on so many levels, my typing fingers can barely keep up with my taco-loving brain. They’re flying right off the handle!

You know all about how I like to replace mayonnaise (gross-uh-naise) with plain yogurt and turn it into glorious sauces.

That’s what I did! I did just that!  Mixed up some plain yogurt with capers, dill, lemon zest and lemon juice and whamo!

Salmon Tacos with Caper-Dill Yogurt Sauce

Salmon Tacos with Caper-Dill Sauce

Yield: 6 Tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A most unique taco recipe, these salmon tacos with creamy caper-dill sauce are light yet satisfying.

Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • 1 lb . salmon fillet
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon capers

For the Caper Dill Sauce

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

For serving tacos

  • Cooked brown rice
  • 6 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the salmon fillet on a long piece of foil. Drizzle melted butter and oil over the fillet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and capers.
  3. Lay 2 sprigs of fresh dill on the salmon fillet and wrap it in the foil.
  4. Place the foil packet on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
  5. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the caper-dill sauce and stir well.
  6. Assemble tacos by adding cooked brown rice, salmon, and caper-dill sauce to corn tortillas.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 Taco
Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 10gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 22gFiber 6gSugar 2gProtein 19g

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Jennifer Call

Sunday 26th of January 2014

Easy to fix and tasted amazing. The Dill and Capers go so well together.

I used Greek plain yogurt.

Julia

Monday 27th of January 2014

Wahooo! So glad you made and enjoyed the tacos! Thanks for being my official taste tester, Jen!

Jennifer Call

Sunday 26th of January 2014

Easy to fix and tasted amazing. The Dill and Capers go so well together. I used Greek plain yogurt.

Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir

Wednesday 25th of September 2013

These sound awesome! I love salmon and fish tacos, and the caper sauce sounds like the perfect touch.

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

Wednesday 25th of September 2013

Whoa, these tacos are blowing my mind! In a "OMGGIMMEALLTHATYUM" kind of way, of course :)

Kalyan

Tuesday 24th of September 2013

Just mouthwatering....looks delicious!

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