BBQ salmon tacos become an extraordinary culinary experience with the fusion of Korean BBQ sauce and wild Alaska salmon. In this recipe, wild Alaska salmon takes on the sweet-and-salty flavors of traditional Korean barbecue topped with a crisp miso-ginger cabbage slaw.
¼ c canned pears (in natural juice), pureed in blender
1½ tbsp garlic, minced
1½ tsp black pepper
¼ c low-sodium soy sauce
¼ c rice vinegar
⅓ c white miso
3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
3 tbsp sesame oil
½ c vegetable oil
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp cayenne pepper
Step 1: Make the marinade
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together until well combined. Set aside.
Step 2: Marinate the fish
Thaw salmon fillet if frozen. Pat salmon fillet dry with paper towels. Slice fillet into 4 equal portions and place in a large Ziploc freezer bag. Pour marinade over fillets in the freezer bag, making sure that the marinade is fully incorporated into the fillets. Remove excess air from the bag; seal tightly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight (flipping bag a few times).
Step 3: Make the vinaigrette
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into an airtight container and set aside.
Step 4: Cook the fish
Preheat convection oven to 375ºF Line sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place drained, marinated salmon fillets on the pan. Drizzle vegetable oil over the salmon fillets. Bake about 8- to 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through, being careful not to overcook. Remove skin from fillets then flake portions into pieces.
Step 5: Assemble the taco
Add shredded cabbages, carrot, scallion, and cilantro to a mixing bowl. Add about ¼ cup of dressing (or to taste) then mix to form a slaw. Set aside. Heat flat-top or cast-iron skillet on high temperature. Heat corn tortillas for about 15 seconds on each side. Place approximately 2.5 ounces of salmon on each doubled tortilla. Top with miso-ginger cabbage slaw. Finish with some toasted sesame seeds and sliced jalapeños. Serve with lime wedges.
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