Secret Recipe Club: Spicy Salmon & Spinach Tacos

About a month ago one of my sisters-in-law brought me a bag of frozen salmon fillets on one of her visits from the city. I was beyond ecstatic to receive the frozen salmon, because up until that moment it had been some 14+ years since I last ate and/or cooked salmon. Back then Hubby and I weren't big on seafood, and salmon was something we only ate on special occasions like Valentine's Day, our wedding anniversary, or when Hubby got a raise at work. But for the life of me I couldn't remember what my go-to salmon recipe was oh so many years ago. As excited as I was to finally be able to introduce my kiddies to salmon, I decided to leave the salmon in the freezer until I could find a salmon recipe that Hubby, the kiddies, and my suegro (father-in-law) would love.

But when it came time to choose a recipe for this month's installment of The Secret Recipe Club, I didn't have anything specific in mind. My blog assignment this month was bcmom's kitchen, a food blog full of quick, easy, delicious recipes. Anna (aka always bcmom) also has a personal blog by the same name where she writes about her two grown kids, her grandson, and her hubby of 28 years. Some of Anna's recipe that caught my eye were her Oatmeal BreadSoft Raisin Cookies, and Pineapple Coconut Rum French Toast. But what really won me over was her recipe for Chile Lime Salmon Tacos. We all love tacos, the seasoning is similar to my recipe for Pollo a la Plancha (grilled chicken), and it was just the recipe I was looking for to use the salmon my sister-in-law gave me.

We were not disappointed. Just as Anna promises on her bcmom's kitchen blog, the recipe was easy to prepare and absolutely delectable. The salmon was flaky and perfectly seasoned. And the fresh lime juice and the creamy white sauce made with Mexican crema and Valentina hot sauce were the perfect way to finish off the tacos. I know I will be making these again soon, even if I have to personally drive out to the city to buy the frozen salmon.

Spicy Salmon & Spinach Tacos -

Spicy Salmon & Spinach Tacos
(recipe adapted from bcmom's kitchen)

  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream 
  • 1 tablespoon bottled hot sauce (Valentina or Tapatio)
  • 4 frozen salmon fillets, thawed
  • Chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 
  • Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Corn tortillas

Combine Mexican crema and hot sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt; set aside. Season salmon fillets with chile powder, salt, and black pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cover skillet and saute seasoned salmon fillets 3 to 5 minutes per side until fully cooked. Roughly chop the salmon fillets or cut them into thin strips.

Heat the corn tortillas over a comal or skillet until soft and pliable. For each taco stack two tortillas on top of each other. Serve a handful of shredded spinach onto center of each taco, then top with desired amount of cooked salmon. Garnish each taco with a squeeze of lime juice, chopped onion and cilantro. Top with a dollop of the Mexican crema with hot sauce. Enjoy!

Chile & Lime Salmon Tacos -


  1. This must have tasted phenomenal. I had your blog this month and tried out your Strawberry Oats Smoothie. It was fantastic. I can't believe how creamy it turned out and how much substance the oats added to it. I can't wait to try it with other fruit now. You've given me a fabulous breakfast option. Thank you :)

  2. LOVE salmon tacos, and these look phenomenal! Great choice for the SRC! ;) :D

  3. They look much prettier with the salmon fillets! I am going to have to try that next time.

  4. These look wonderful! I love fish tacos but I'm not sure Ive ever had them with salmon. YUM!

  5. This looks absolutely delicious. The salmon looks delicious and it's all so simple. Wonderful job with this recipe!

  6. What a lovely presentation and temptingly delicious dish.

  7. What a yummy looking dish! J would love these :)

  8. Ok, that's dinner on Saturday night sorted. Fish tacos is one of our regular weekend favourites, and even though we eat salmon for a meal most weeks, I never think to use it in tacos. Can't wait to try.

  9. ooooh these tacos look SO good! i love the sound of them :)

  10. My parents are from Yahualica and we ALWAYS ask them to bring us back some chorreadas when they go visit. They are my favorite. Looking forward to trying out this recipe!