Tequila Shot Salmon

This started out as a honey-lime salmon. We were trying to reclaim a taste of summer. But then we forgot to buy limes, and remembered how good tequila is in food, so there you have it. A happy mistake!

This is super easy to make and it’s ready in a flash.

It's a tasty morsel. See that beer in the background? It's a Miller High Life. Yeah, we went there.

It's a tasty morsel. See that beer in the background? It's a Miller High Life. Yeah, we went there.

We made a couple of tequila marinades late this summer when we went on a lime kick. We were all lime-this and lime-that. Fish taco? Lime it. Pad Thai? Lime it.

To start, we’re going to assemble a nice salsa. You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Warm up the oil, add in the onion and garlic and season it up. Let that go for about three minutes, or until the onions are soft.

To cook the fish, you will need:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a separate nonstick skillet. Combine lemon juice, tequila, honey and chili powder in a shallow dish with salt and pepper. Add salmon fillets to mixture and toss to coat thoroughly. Add the salmon to the hot skillet and cook about 3-4 minutes per side.

We blackened our salmon a little bit for that charred taste. And yes, it was on purpose.

We blackened our salmon a little bit for that charred taste. And yes, it was on purpose.

To finish off the salsa, add:

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 – 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
You can serve the salsa on the side or on top of your salmon. Either way, it will rock your socks off.

You can serve the salsa on the side or on top of your salmon. Either way, it will rock your socks off.

Allow that to cook for about 5 minutes, then add some fresh cilantro.

To serve, plate the salmon and top with the black bean salsa. Serve with actual tequila shots (or not).

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