A Fun & Fresh Taco Party!
Anytime is a good time for a taco party right?! Especially when it’s full of flavour ingredients and flavours. Delicious baked salmon, homemade pico de Gallo and a grapefruit margarita with a touch of spice. Let’s get this party started!
I rarely even complain about the winter, having lived so far north for so long you just get used to the long winters. Now living further south, I still enjoy the snow and definitely appreciate the milder temps but come mid January February, all I want is summer!
Warm temps, fresh fruit and veggies, and nights spent enjoying our deck. So this taco party was inspired to keep the vibes fresh and fun while we wait for the temps to catch up and what’s more fun than a taco party and margs shared with friends or family?
The perfect family-style taco party, where everyone gets to hang out around the table, building tacos and enjoying a marg or two. I actually made this spread for a little weeknight get together with family but it would be great either way. Midweek or weekend, friends or family…if your planning for the weekend though, I would highly recommend doubling up on the margarita recipe, they go down pretty easy 😉
Can you actually have a taco party without margaritas? I’m going to go ahead and say no…
So fun and fresh and the combination of the grapefruit and lime with a bit of heat from the jalapeño, goes so well with the salmon tacos.
The recipe here makes 4 margaritas but if you’re really set on partying I would suggest doubling the batch. That way you already have the mix ready to go and you can easily mix your guests another margarita and carry on with your party!
Serving Options for Your Taco Party
I’m a big fan of interactive meals. To me there’s nothing better than getting your guests involved with the meal, so my style of serving here revolves around guests ‘designing’ their own tacos. We don’t all ate our tacos the same right?! It also keeps the ingredients a little more fresh and no soggy tortillas, amen!
I Served my salmon on a platter with a fork to flake your our salmon for your tacos but because the salmon was filled to start, you could always serve each guest their own fillet on a plate and have the assemble the rest the way they like. That way each guests gets their equal portion of salmon, which worked out to roughly 4 and a little extra per guest.
You can put your mashed avocado, pico de Gallo and other toppings in their individual serving bowls or plates or put them altogether on a platter!
Salmon Taco Party
Everything you need to throw a great taco party for your next dinner with friends! Made with delicious salmon, super fresh ingredients and margaritas to top it all off!
- Yield: 4-5 Servings
- 12 Tortillas (2-3 Tortillas per person)
- 1 Large Piece of Salmon (skin on or off) Cut into 4-5 Fillets
- 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp of Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp of Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper
- 2 Avocados, Smashed Lightly with a Fork
- 1 Cup of Queso Fresco or Feta Crumbled
- A Handful of Cilantro
- Lime Wedges
- Diced Jalapeno (Optional)
PICO DE GALLO
- 5 Vines Tomatoes, Diced
- 1/3 Small Red Onion Finely Diced
- 2 Cloves of Garlic Finely Diced
- 1 Jalapeno, Seeds Remover and Diced
- Small Bunch of Fresh Cilantro Chopped
- 2 Tbsp of Lime Juice
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
GRAPEFRUIT JALAPEÑO MARGARITAS (MAKES 4)
- 2 Cups of Grapefruit Juice
- 8 oz (2 oz per serving) of Silver Tequila
- 8 oz (2 oz per serving) of Lime Juice
- 4 Tbsp (1 Tbsp per serving) of Simple Syrup
- Rim Salt
- Thinly Sliced Jalapeno for Garnish
- Lime Wedges for Garnish
FOR SALMON TACOS
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and brush with oil, then season with chili powder, salt and pepper and place in the oven to bake for roughly 20 minutes or until cooked through and flaky
- While salmon is baking prepare pico de gallo, combine the diced tomato, diced onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro and gently mix, squeeze lime juice over top and season with salt and pepper and combine, then transfer to a bowl
- Place your mashed avocado, cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, and jalapeños in serving bowls or on a platter
- If you wish to heat your tortillas, you can do so one a pan on low heat for a couple secs per side or until they start to puff, or in the oven directly on the shelf. Careful not to leave them too long or they’ll harden too much
- To make margaritas, in a large mixing glass, mix together grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and stir to combine
- Rim 4 glasses with rim salt and add ice, pour 2 oz of tequila into each glass and pour mixture over top
- Garnish with jalapeño and lime wedges
- You can serve the salmon on a platter with a fork or serve one fillet to each guest
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