Salmon Fajitas

I made this meal a few months ago, and my grandma has still not stopped raving about it. In fact, she texted me the next day (yes my grandmother texts, she’s hip) telling me that I should think about switching my profession (as if I have a profession).

This meal, like many others, was an experiment. I wanted fajitas but I also wanted salmon. So I figured, why not make Salmon Fajitas!

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I wanted the salmon to be juicy and flavorful on the inside, with the same fajita spice that I know and love on the outside. So, I marinated the salmon before baking it. I never thought to marinate fish before – but it was a game changer. After marinating the salmon for about 1 hour, I then topped it with McCormick fajita seasoning. I can taste it now – and I wish I had some more of it. You can taste every flavor from the marinade to the seasoning, and together it tastes like heaven.

This dish tastes incredible wrapped up in a tortilla, or eaten over a bed of rice. I figured if my grandma loved it, most of yours probably will too.

Ingredients:

  • 4 6 oz. salmon fish fillets
  • 1 package McCormick Fajita seasoning
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Sides:

  • Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • sour cream
  • black beans
  • Rice
  • tortillas

Steps:

  1. MARINADE: whisk together all of the Marinade ingredients. Add salmon and marinate 30-60 minutes. Remove 2 tbsp for veggies.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil.
  3. Slice onion & peppers, add to baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp McCormick seasoning, & marinade. Mix veggies so they are evenly coated. Spread on baking sheet. Roast 10 minutes to soften veggies, before adding Salmon.
  4. Move veggies to one side of pan. Add salmon and rub with all remaining Fajita seasoning. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until salmon is cooked through (cooking time will vary depending on thickness of salmon).
  5. Broil salmon and veggies for 1-2 minutes until Salmon looks golden.
  6. Serve salmon and veggies in tortillas or on rice/salad with toppings of choice.

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Feel free to share on social media and tag @DishesByD 🙂

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