weeknight dinner | northwest tacos

There's something deliciously lovely about a taco - and when Valentine's Day falls on Taco Tuesday - well then, a LOVE-ly taco is almost mandatory!  I created a taco that's both delicious, healthy, and a celebration of everything fabulous from the Northwest.  

Baking the salmon with a layer of seasoned apple sauce on top imparts the same juicy-ness as adding butter, but without the fats of butter.  The Tree Top apple sauce has no sugar added, so only the sugars in the apples are in the sauce - and they caramelize up beautifully on the top of the fish.  

On top of the salmon in the taco it seemed like it needed a coleslaw type thing - like when you put cabbage on a standard fish taco.  To highlight the apple-y-ness, I made a coleslaw with cabbage, apples, radish, and a little onion.  The fresh flavors of the apples and cabbage are so good with the flaky fish and the spicy radish is perfect with the sweet apples.  

Northwest Tacos

 

2 granny smith apples

6 radishes

2 cups cabbage, chopped

4 scallion

½ cup cilantro, chopped

2 limes, juiced and zested

1 tbs olive oil

1.5 lb salmon

½ cup Tree Top apple sauce

1 clove garlic, grated

2 tbs fresh thyme, leaves only

8 tortillas

½ cup sour cream

 

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 350

Mix together apple sauce, garlic, thyme, and season.  Brush the tops of salmon.  Place salmon on foil lined sheet and bake 15 minutes until done.            

 

STEP 2

Combine apples, radish, cabbage, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, olio and season.  Toss to combine and set aside.

 

STEP 3

Mix together sour cream, lime zest and lime juice.

         

STEP 4

Remove salmon from the oven when cooked.  Flake with a fork and divide among tortillas.  Top with apple slaw