(pink) Salmon Tacos with Brussel Slaw

If you can make tortillas, why not make them pink? This is Pink month, or breast cancer awareness month, which has always been confusing to me. I never knew where the ribbon came from, but it turns out, it all started with a song. And a very sweet/sad story about a military wife whose husband was kidnapped in Iraq. The song said something about tying a yellow ribbon around the yard, and so the ribbon began. First with AIDS, later with Breast, now with everything. But the pink ribbon really popularized after Self Magazine got in touch with Este Lauder and decided to make it BIG. And not much after, many other companies followed. But apparently, the first Breast Cancer awareness ribbon was actually peach (or salmon) colored. Not a great color to go big on, so pink took over. And now I make pink tortillas filled with salmon to raise your awareness about your friendly round/pointy/flat/beautiful companions. Those babes need to be checked monthly, and that could save your life. So far, it has saved both of my grandmother’s lives, and they’re still here to eat my tacos. So I would follow suit, if I were you, and I will too. These tortillas are colored with beet water (from canned beets), but you can easily just use water, if you have no one to impress.

Salmon tacos with pink tortillas:

  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 C Masa Harina
  • 1 C water from a can of beets, plus 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 3 Tbsp chipotle adobo

For the tortillas, mix the masa with the beet water and regular water and knead. Let rest, covered, for an hour. Right before eating, heat a large flat skillet or comal, and make small balls of dough. Flaten them on a tortilla press covered with plastic, or in between two plates. Cook them until browned on both sides. Mix the seasonings and oil for the salmon and cover it with the mix. Heat oven to 375º and place the salmon on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. Flake and serve. Whisk the mayo with the chipotle to make a chipotle mayo and serve on the side.

Brussel Sprout Slaw:

  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • pepper

Place the shredded sprouts on a sieve and salt them. Let rest for 30 minutes. Rinse. In a bowl, mix the mayo, juice, and dijon. Slowly and steadily add the oil while whisking to create a sauce. Mix in with the shredded Brussel sprouts and season with pepper and salt if needed. Refrigerate for an hour, or until use. IMG_3382IMG_3389IMG_3397


¿Por qué hacer tortillas normales, si las puedes hacer de color rosa?, me pregunto yo, en lo que viene siendo el mes de conciencia para el cancer de mama.  El ya muy comercializado listón rosa, ha traido a la mente de muchos la importancia de la conciencia sobre esta enfermedad, no sólo por la importancia que tenga saber sobre él, y el dinero que se sigue requiriendo para investigar, sino la importancia de los chequeos personales, que posiblemente, nos salven a muchas por detección temprana. Lo digo como nieta de dos fuertes mujeres que aun viven para contarlo y comer tacos. Y pot mi parte, les hago tacos rosados, y las invito a todas a hacer lo mismo. Estar siempre concientes de lo rica que es la vida, y de lo importante que puede ser estar atentas para salvarla. IMG_3427

Tacos de Salmón Rosas

  • 0.5 kg salmón
  • 1 Cda paprika ahumada
  • 1 Cda comino
  • 2 cdta sal
  • 2 cdta peperonccino
  • 2 Cda aceite de olivo
  • pimienta
  • 2 T harina para tortilla
  • 1 1/2 T agua (de una lata de betabel, complementada con agua si hace falta)
  • 1/2 T mayonesa
  • 3 Cda adobo de chipotle

Mezclar la masa de harina con el agua de betabel y crear una masa. Dejar descansar una hora. Mezclar el comino, sal, pimienta, chile, y paprika, y cubrir el salmón con la mezcla. Refrigerar mientras se hace la ensalada. Para hornear, calentar el horno a 220º, poner en una charola y cocinar por 10-15 minutos. Mezclar la mayonesa con el chipotle para los tacos.

Ensalada de Coles de Brusela

  • 0.5 K coles de brusela, lavadas y rebanadas en tiras.
  • 1 cdta mostaza dijon
  • 2 cda mayonesa
  • 2 Cda jugo de limón
  • 1/4 T aceite de olivo
  • sal y pimienta

Poner las coles ya rebanadas sobre una coladera y cubrirlas con sal. Dejar reposar por 30 minutos. Mezclar la mostaza con mayonesa y limón. Mientras se bate, ir agregando el aceite poco a poco hasta que se cree una salsa cremosa. Enjuagar y secar las coles y mezclar con la salsa. Sazonar con sal y pimienta al gusto. Refrigerar hasta que esté listo para usar.





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