Wednesday, June 25, 2014

spicy salmon tacos with hatch blueberry salsa


My love for Hatch chiles has been well-documented on this blog. We've done sliders, enchiladas, pizza (of course). My local grocery store does a big Hatch chile festival every August, and I look forward to it with an embarrassing amount of enthusiasm. And last year, I almost got it together enough to roast and freeze some so that I could have them all year long! Almost. Whoops.

So I was totally thrilled when The Hatch Chile Store offered to send me offered to send me their frozen chiles. I was like a kid on Christmas when I came home to the TEN lbs. of chiles they sent me (virtual high five, you guys).

These tacos are the perfect meal for the summer! The salsa is spicy and sweet and is also amazing with sweet potato chips or a giant spoon. No shame.

Spicy Salmon Tacos with Hatch Blueberry Salsa
serves 4

for the tacos, you'll need:
12 oz. salmon filets
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chile powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
flour tortillas

for the salsa, you'll need:
2 roasted, peeled, and seeded Hatch chiles, chopped
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine the paprika, chile powder, cayenne, and salt in a small bowl. Lay the salmon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and rub with the spice mixture. Bake salmon for 12-15 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before flaking with a fork.

While the salmon is cooking, make the salsa. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse a few times. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as necessary.

Divide salmon over tortillas and top with salsa. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro, if desired.

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18 comments:

  1. Hatch chilies and blueberries sounds like a match made in food heaven! Love it Marie! I've got a salmon in the fridge too!

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  2. Ten pounds of chiles?! My gracious, that's a lot! I'm happy for you, though!!

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    1. Haha, it's definitely a lot but I'm not complaining!

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  3. Sadly, we don't really get hatch chiles here! Rarely, but not often enough. Definitely must look into this Hatch chile store that you mentioned. And get these tacos into my life. I love that they are both spicy and sweet!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! You should definitely look into the store, especially since y'all don't get them up there!

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  4. Hatch chilies and blueberries sounds killer!! and on tacos.. this is genius..

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  5. Absolutely LOVE blueberries and as a salsa with chilis! LOVE! Sweet and spicy is the best!

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  6. Hmmm...I'm sitting here wondering if I've ever had hatch chilies! I have so much to learn, and eat. : ) These tacos look wonderful and I love myself some spice so I'd gladly try it!

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    1. I think you'd love Hatch chiles, Monica!!

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  7. I love the combination of blueberries and the hatch chiles! Sounds like a delicious sweet and spicy mix. These tacos look amazing!

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  8. Oh my gosh. That salsa sounds AMAZING. I was planning to make a blackberry salsa tonight but now I'm tempted to try your recipe instead! Yum

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    1. Laura, thank you! And blackberry salsa sounds fabulous too!!

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  9. This dish sounds absolutely delicious! So fresh with the salsa... Now I want to make this! :)

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    1. Thank you! :) Let me know if you try it!

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