Tonight’s taco was Caribbean Jerk Salmon Tostadas with Grilled Pineapple Peach Coconut Salsa
The review from the internet: Sweet and spicy jerk salmon on a bed of coconut rice with cheddar cheese and black beans that are all sitting atop a crispy tostada.
Our Review: It does taste as good as it looks. I got super great fresh salmon from the store yesterday, I was excited to use it so this seemed like the perfect timeThe sauce came together easily, then we let the salmon marinate.
Next up rice and salsa. The recipe called for mixing the rice with toasted coconut and black beans. Since I do not like coconut I mixed it with black beans, lime juice and cilantro. For the salsa, we like spicy so I threw in extra jalapeños, I might have gotten too carried away with it since it ended up being spicier than anticipated.
Tostadas – I’ve never tostadaed before. So try one got thrown in the trash, but eventually we got the hang of it.
Then layer and enjoy! These were goooooood and pretty easy to make. I’d highly recommend. The salsa might have gotten a little spicy but that was on me. They were easy to make and and tasted super yummy and super pretty. We would highly highly recommend this one. And if you needed to impress someone with a fancy dish that is super simple, this is it.
This one gets 5/5 pineapples.
- 1 pound salmon
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (use reduced sodium for less salt)
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 3 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 pineapple, sliced into sticks and grilled
- 1 peach, chopped
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 3 tablespoons toasted coconut
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- To assemble
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 (small) corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained if canned
- 1 cup
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil about 1/4 teaspoon at a time, add one tortilla and cook for about 30-60 seconds per side, until just golden and bubbly. Remove and let drain on a paper towel. Set aside until ready to use.
Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
In a glass measuring cup or bowl combine the ketchup, soy sauce, orange juice, molasses, curry powder, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic and olive oil. Whisk to combine.
Add the salmon to a medium size bowl or gallon size ziplock bag and rub with about 1/4 cup of the sauce. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.
When the grill is hot, add the salmon, flesh side down (this is also when I grilled the pineapple for the salsa). Grill about 3-4 minutes and then flip, baste with a little of the jerk sauce and grill about another two to three minutes. Remove the salmon from the grill, allow to cool a few minutes and then remove the skin from the salmon and cut into four equal pieces.
While the salmon cools make the salsa. Grill or broil the pineapple until charred (again, I did this while grilling the salmon). Allow to cool and chop into chunks. In a medium size bowl toss the grilled pineapple, chopped peach, tomatoes, jalapeño, toasted coconut, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Toss well and taste. Add more salt if needed.
Toss the coconut rice with the black beans.
Preheat the broiler to high.
Divide the rice among the 4 tostadas and top with equal amounts of cheddar cheese. Place under the broiler for 30 seconds or until the cheese is melted, watch closely. Remove from the oven and top each tostada with a piece of salmon and then top with the pineapple peach salsa. Serve.