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Grilled Salmon Tacos – The PK Way

1st Apr 2015

Our cardiologist called and asked if it wouldn't kill us to publish a fish recipe every now and then. We’re happy to oblige because if there is one thing the PK Grill & Smoker excels at, it is fish. When it comes to grilling fish, we love us some grilled salmon because it tastes so good with a little smoke on it.

We also love this grilled salmon taco recipe because it uses a unique method for setting up your Portable Kitchen Grill for indirect cooking. Requiring only 8 minutes of grill time or less, these salmon tacos are good for days when there isn’t time for a slow barbecue, but you still want something rich, smoky and full of flavor.


  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oilGrilled Salmon Tacos
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb. salmon, skin on
  • 8 med tortillas, warmed

(Serves 4)


  1. Prepare the Portable Kitchen Grill for indirect heat by placing half of the charcoals to each side of the grill. Place a foil drip pan in the center, replace the cooking grate and place the meat over the drip pan.
  2. Combine first five ingredients in a small bowl and mix.
  3. Prepare the filet: Trim the filet so the thinner parts of the salmon can be discarded or grilled separately. Run a fingertip over the surface to check for pin bones, and if any remain remove with tweezers.
  4. Rub the spice mixture liberally over salmon.
  5. Grill the salmon, skin-side down approximately 8 minutes or until it is just cooked through. Tip: When you remove the salmon from the hinged grid, the skin should separate to know it is done.
  6. Serve: place 2 tortillas on each plate. Evenly divide the fish among the tortillas. Top with Cabbage slaw, Citrus Salsa and Cilantro Sauce (recipes below).


When Preparing Toppings: Prepare ingredients for each, combine each mixture into three separate bowls and stir. Cover and refrigerate three toppings until the grilled salmon is ready to serve.

Cabbage Slaw

  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tbsps. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cilantro Cream Sauce

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tbsps. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. minced scallion greens
  • 1 tsp. minced serrano pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Citrus Salsa

  • 3 navel oranges
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. seeded and minced serrano pepper
  • 2 tsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

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