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Five-spice salmon tacos with lemon-mint yogurt

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 660 Calories/Serving

25 – 35 Minutes

Get to know the savory-sweet flavors of Chinese five-spice powder in these quick-cooking, gluten-free tacos.

Ingredients

  • 1 romaine heart
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 skin-on wild Yukon River salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 1½ teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 8 Mi Rancho 100% corn tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeños (optional)

Chef's Tip

You can turn your remaining tortillas into chips: Heat the oven to 350°F. Cut the tortillas into wedges. On a sheet pan, drizzle the wedges with 1 to 2 teaspoons neutral oil, season generously with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.

Instructions

1

Prep the garnishes

  • Trim the root end from the romaine heart; tear the leaves into thin strips.
  • Using a peeler, cut the cucumber into thin ribbons.
  • Zest the lemon and juice half, keeping the zest and juice separate; cut half into wedges for garnish.
  • Strip the mint leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.
In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oil, and mint; season to taste with salt and pepper.

2

Prep and cook the salmon

  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel; season with salt and pepper. Rub the salmon on both sides with the five-spice powder.
In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil until hot but not smoking. Add the salmon, skin side down, and cook until the skin is browned and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and, using a fork, flake the salmon into bite-size pieces, discarding the skin if desired.
While the salmon cooks, heat the tortillas.

3

Warm the tortillas

  • Remove 6 tortillas from the package; save the rest for another use.
On the stovetop directly over a flame, or in a dry medium frying pan over medium heat, warm the 6 tortillas, turning once, until just pliable and warmed through, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel, cover, and keep warm.

4

Serve

Transfer the tortillas to individual plates and top with the salmon, romaine, cucumber, and lemon-mint yogurt. Garnish with the cilantro, pumpkin seeds, and pickled jalapeños, if using. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Nutrition per serving: Protein: 48g (96% DV), Fiber: 16g (64% DV), Total Fat: 30g (46% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g (20% DV), Cholesterol: 95mg (32% DV), Sodium: 410mg (17% DV), Carbohydrates: 56g (19% DV), Total Sugars: 12g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.
Contains: Fish, milk.

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