Wild Salmon Tacos with Roasted Corn and Chile Adobo Cream

A wild salmon taco with roasted corn and chile adobo cream on the side on a red plate.

I never get tired of having salmon for dinner. Sometimes we serve these soft salmon tacos when we want a really informal company meal. Roast the corn kernels alone or with red bell pepper and onions, and add cooked baby green limas for a quick succotash-style corn. The chile adobe cream adds some heat to these simple-to-make salmon tacos.–Maggie Foard

LC Children of the Corn Note

Looking for new ways to play with corn? Check out Renee’s post on cooking late-season corn.

Wild Salmon Tacos

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • Serves 4
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  • For the chile adobo cream
  • For the salmon tacos
  • Garnish


Make the chile adobo cream

You can adjust the heat on this sauce by adding a little more or a little less of the chiles and adobe.

Whisk together the chèvre or fromage, buttermilk, and chipotles in a bowl or in the blender. Pour into a small serving dish.

Make the salmon tacos

Heat a charcoal, gas, or stove top grill for the salmon.

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) for the corn. Toss the corn, onion, and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast the corn in an ovenproof dish for 20 to 25 minutes until the corn is lightly brown and fragrant.

While the corn is roasting, brush the salmon with the remaining olive oil and place it on the hot grill, about 5 minutes per side. Once the fish is off the grill, let it rest a few minutes, keeping it warm, wrapped in foil, until you’re ready to assemble the salmon tacos.

Warm the tortillas briefly on the grill. Wrap in a kitchen towel to keep warm.

Place the fish, tacos, roasted corn on the table and let everyone assemble their own salmon tacos. Pass the chile adobo cream.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

I love this salmon recipe; it’s as easy as it sounds. The chile abodo cream can be made (way) ahead of time, and all you have to do is stick the corn in the oven and you can prepare the rest on the spot. The recipe doesn’t instruct you to salt and pepper the salmon before grilling—trust it.

My fish came with skin, and I didn’t bother removing it. If you prefer not to have the skin, you can simply scoop the flesh of the fish from the skin as you prepare the tacos. Wild salmon is flavorful, and with the sweet roasted corn and the tangy chile adobo cream, the tacos aren’t missing a thing. If your taste buds crave more familiar flavors, serve lime wedges and chopped cilantro as additional fixings.

Note: For lots of reasons, make sure you get the wild-caught, not farm-raised salmon.


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