Fajitas are a way of life.
Growing up, I knew it was going to be a good end to the day if my mom was cooking up a batch of fajitas for dinner. A sizzling hot plate of chicken fajitas with crispy peppers, onions and mushrooms was always a great dinner to be had in our home. Wrapping up everything in a warm tortilla with a slathering of guacamole, sour cream and cheese—that’s perfection in my book.
I’ll order fajitas at my favorite Mexican food restaurants, but nothing ever really compares to how good my mom’s fajitas are. She uses a good, hearty helping of fajita seasoning (think chunky black pepper and extra-garlic) and stir fries the chicken and veggies like a veteran Mongolian grill chef.
Sometimes, though, you get burnt out on chicken. Not just for fajitas; but for any other meal as well. You start looking for a good replacement for your favorite meals…fried catfish instead of chicken, pork chops and rice, salmon fajitas…
Wait. What? Salmon fajitas?
Okay. I know it’s kind of out there. Salmon has a completely different flavor profile from chicken, and doesn’t typically go well with dairy products. But if you dump a bunch of zippy fajita seasoning and lime juice on top? Then you’ve got yourself one heckuva a good fajita meat replacement.
Salmon fajitas might just be my new thing. The salmon filets soak up that seasoning like a sponge—and it even cuts through the typically-fragrant fish taste. Serve these fajitas with your favorite toppings: salsa, crema, cheese, and pico. Wrap them up in a tortilla like a ribbon-wrapped present under the Christmas tree. Eat these fajitas to your hearts desire and discover my love for them.
Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas
Fresh and spicy salmon fajitas with onions and peppers all baked on one pan.
- 3-4 fresh salmon fillets
- 2 TBS. fajita seasoning
- 1 TBS. olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- Juice of 1 lime
- Shredded cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, salsa and gaucamole, for topping
- Tortillas for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place salmon fillets in the middle of a baking sheet. Add peppers and onions around the salmon. Drizzle olive oil on top of veggies and salmon. Squeeze lime juice on top of salmon.
- Sprinkle fajita seasoning on top of everything. Bake for 15-25 minutes until salmon flakes with a fork and peppers and onions are soft and slightly charred.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place salmon fillets in the middle of a baking sheet. Add peppers and onions around the salmon. Drizzle olive oil on top of veggies and salmon. Squeeze lime juice on top of salmon.
Sprinkle fajita seasoning on top of everything. Bake for 15-25 minutes until salmon flakes with a fork and peppers and onions are soft and slightly charred.