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Recipe of the Month: Baja-Style Salmon Tacos

Skip the burgers at your next cookout and try these grilled salmon tacos instead.

Ingredients
12 oz salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions (3 oz each)

4 (8-inch) whole-wheat tortillas

For taco filling:
1 cup green cabbage (about ¼ head), rinsed and shredded
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. honey
½ cup red onion, thinly sliced (or substitute white onion)
1 medium Jalapeno chili pepper, rinsed and split lengthwise—remove seeds and white membrane, and mince (about 2 Tbsp.); for less spice, use green bell pepper
1 tsp. fresh cilantro, minced (or substitute ½ tsp ground coriander)

For marinade:
½ Tbsp. corn oil or other vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground coriander
¼ tsp. salt

Directions

1. Preheat grill or oven broiler (with the rack 3 inches from heat source) on high temperature.

2. Prepare taco filling by combining all ingredients. Let stand for 10-15 minutes to blend the flavors.

3. To prepare the marinade, combine the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, coriander and salt in a bowl.

4. Place salmon fillets in a flat dish with sides. Pour marinade evenly over fillets.

5. Place salmon fillets on grill or broiler. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until fish flakes easily with a fork in the thickest part (minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees). Remove from the heat and set aside for 2-3 minutes. Cut into strips.

6. To make each taco, fill one tortilla with ¾ cup filling and one salmon fillet.

Nutrition Information
Serves four; serving size is one taco.

Each serving provides:

Calories, 325

Total fat, 11 g

Saturated fat, 1 g

Cholesterol, 54 mg

Sodium, 395 mg

Total fiber, 4 g

Protein, 24 g

Carbohydrates, 29 g

Potassium, 614 mg

 

Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Last reviewed: July 2014

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Help a Child Have a Great School Year
Lourdes Medical Associates/ Osborn Family Health Center will hold its annual Backpack Drive August 11 through August 15. Donations of new backpacks stuffed with school supplies such as pencils, pens, crayons, folders and more will be distributed to local schoolchildren in need. Please drop off your donations at Osborn, 1601 Haddon Avenue across from Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, contact Deb Bokas at 856-757-3542.