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Spicy Baked Salmon Fajitas Recipe with Roasted Peppers and Onions

Kick it up a notch during the week with this Spicy Baked Salmon Fajitas Recipe with Roasted Peppers and Onions!
Course Main
Cuisine latin, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 328kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dry oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds of skinless salmon
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lime

For the Vegetables and Garnishes:

  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 seeded and sliced red bell peppers
  • 1 seeded and sliced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 peeled and sliced yellow or red onion
  • Mexican Crema for garnish
  • sliced avocado for garnish
  • queso fresco for garnish
  • fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • limes for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, chipotle powder, oregano, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Brush a small amount of olive oil onto both sides of the salmon and generously season the salmon on both sides with the spice blend.
  • Next add the olive oil to the 12” stainless steel rondeau pot over medium high heat and add the fish.
  • Place the butter into the pan to help brown the fish and flip it over. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown but not cooked through and then remove the salmon from the pan and set it aside.
  • Turn the heat up to high and add in the peppers and onions and lightly char, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Place the salmon on top of the roasted peppers and onions and transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and break up the fish using two forks.
  • To Plate: Place some salmon, roasted pepper and onions onto a tortilla shell and add optional garnishes.

Notes

Chef Notes:
  • Always look to purchase wild caught salmon over farm raised.  It is more sustainable, is better for the environment and the taste is far superior. 
 
  • You can absolutely make this spice rub customizable and tweak the amount of spices that are in it or even add to it.  For instance you could add cumin to it, or add more chipotle powder for a zestier taste. 
 
  • Cooking in the oven will help finish the salmon off while allowing the zesty spices and juices to run down and season up the peppers and onions as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 59.2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg