My kids are really in to taquitos lately, I've been stuffing all kinds of healthy things in these baked taquitos and they love them! My latest was a chili-lime salmon taquito. The lime compliments the fish so nicely and the salty-savory chili spices create an addicting flavor that keeps you going back for more....although these are totally kid friendly and not spicy at all. If you love a little kick feel free to pump it up a bit with some cayenne pepper or red chili flakes.
First I start out by making the Chili-Lime Marinade in a small bowl.
I take my nice fresh salmon filets and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes, but you can let it go for longer 2-3 hours top. Fish, unlike chicken or steak, wont be able to marinate for long hours or over night. The acid in the lime and vinegar breaks down the delicate fish.
Next, I grill my fish. I love the salt crust the immediate heat from a grill gives the fish. I also love how fast it cooks + one less dirty dish to clean. Oil up your grill grate, and turn your grill to med-high heat. After it is heated up place salmon on one side and let cook for 3-5 minutes (depending on thickness) flip and allow other side to cook for same amount of time, till done.
Let fish cool for a minute and then flake in a bowl. Add chopped cilantro, and mozzarella cheese (OR Jack cheese is a favorite too, if your kids like the flavor of the peppers)
Wrap Mixture up in a warm, damp tortilla (instructions below) and bake! I love to pair my taquitos with an avocado ranch dip,tex-mex potatoes (you can find those recipes on oh so soon) and seasonal fruit.
Chili-Lime Salmon Taquitos
2-4 Salmon Filets
2 T Olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large garlic cloves- minced
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey
juice of one lime
zest of one lime
1-2 cups mozzarella cheese (or pepper jack if desired)
1/2 bunch of cilantro- chopped
1 T course seas salt
In a small bowl combine oil, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic,1/2 tsp salt, soy sauce, honey, lime and zest. mix and allow pour over fish. Allow fish to marinate for at least 30 minutes up to 3 hours.
Heat grill to med-high heat. Oil grates and cook fish 3-5 minutes on each side.
Allow Salmon to cool slightly. Gently flake, mix in cilantro and 1 cup cheese.
Take about 15 corn tortillas, wrap with damp towel or paper towel and microwave for about 1 minute. Until very hot. Working quickly place 1-2 T of filling in tortilla and roll. Place seam side down on foil line sheet cake pan. Wrap until filling is done. You can put as much filling in them as you desire, but depending on how full will make the amount of tortillas you need to heat up fluctuate.
Once tortillas are all rolled, spray top lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes,
Use remainder of cheese to top hot taquitos.
I love that Re-Play makes dishes for both my older and younger children. :) I have had dishes for the big kids and set for the babes, so It has been so nice to consolidate and ONLY have replay to fit all our needs. My baby and big kids love them.