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!
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.
- 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
- sour cream
- black beans
- MARINADE: whisk together all of the Marinade ingredients. Add salmon and marinate 30-60 minutes. Remove 2 tbsp for veggies.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil.
- 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.
- 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).
- Broil salmon and veggies for 1-2 minutes until Salmon looks golden.
- 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 🙂