Dry-Rubbed Salmon Tacos

Dry-Rubbed Salmon Tacos

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was "coffee". Immediately I thought of dessert because I love coffee flavoured dessert and then I thought it would give an earthy taste to a dry rub. It might not have an earthy flavour but it is definitely delicious. Maybe I just like Salmon?
A** Blood is a homemade chili powder that I make with ghost peppers. You can subtitute fresh peppers or a different chili powder.
I used a bag of Cabbage but it would be a lot better with fresh Cabbage.



  1. 1 teaspoon Cumin Ground
  2. 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  3. 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Coffee Finely Ground
  5. to taste Kosher salt
  6. to taste Pepper Fresh Ground
  7. 1 lb Salmon Fillet
  8. 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  9. 2 Tomatillos
  10. 2 Tablespoons Cilantro Chopped
  11. 1/4 teaspoon Blood A **
  12. 2 Cloves Garlic
  13. 6 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  14. 1 Avocado Ripe
  15. 2 Cups Cabbage Red and Green , shredded
  16. 1/2 Iceberg Lettuce Head
  17. 8 Corn Tortillas


25 mins
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    In a small bowl, stir the Cumin, Chili Powder, Brown Sugar, and Coffee together. Season with a pinch of Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Stir to combine and place on a flat surface.

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    Skin the Salmon Fillets.

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    Brush the skinned Salmon Fillets with 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil. Set aside.

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    Husk and quarter the Tomatillos. Half, peel, and pitt Avocado. Chop the Lettuce

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    In a food processor, puree the Tomatillos, Cilantro, A** Blood, and Garlic until smooth.

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    Add the Sour Cream and process until smooth.

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    Add the Avocado. Pulse the food processor a few times until creamy.

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    Add the Salsa to a large bowl. Add the Cabbage and Lettuce. Toss to coat. Set aside.

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    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Preheat a grill pan over medium-heat.

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    Light brush each Tortilla with Olive Oil. Stack the Tortillas, wrap in foil, and bake for 10 minutes.

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    Meanwhile, oil the grill pan. Grill the Salmon Fillets for 6 - 8 minutes, flipping once.

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    Flake the Salmon Fillets.

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    Fill the Tortillas with the Salmon, Cabbage Slaw, and serve.

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