Smoked Salmon Fish Tacos

Posted by sbertzrosa on Nov 02, 2009

Inspired by smoked fish tacos at Ruddells Smokehouse in Cayucos, I created this recipe based on my memory mixed with other food reviews and a recipe from their web site to satisfy a serious smoked fish taco craving. I have never had anything like it. If you are in Cayucos, you gotta go there. If you can't, then this recipe is the next best thing.


1/2 cup light sour cream

1/2 cup light mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon oil

1/2 pound smoked salmon*, shredded

1/2 pound smoked salmon candy**, shredded

2 tablespoons lime juice

flour tortillas

shredded cabbage

one apple, chopped

taco sauce

lime wedges


*smoked salmon can be purchased at the Whole Foods fish counter.

**smoked salmon candy is a sweeter smoked salmon with a heavier smoked flavor.


1. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, apple, 1 tablespoon of chili powder and 1 tablespoons ground cumin in small bowl.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Combine shredded fish, 2 tablespoons lime juice and remaining seasonings in medium bowl; pour into skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add fish to mayo mixture.

5. Chop cabbage

6. Heat tortillas.

7. Fill tortillas with fish mixture. Top with cabbage and taco sauce. Serve with lime wedges.

Makes 6 tacos.