I am obsessed with my tzatziki. I think that’s pretty apparent on this blog, but if you don’t know, now ya know!
I took a riff off of that and made a “Mexican Tzatziki” of sorts. It was amazing, just as I expected. It paired perfectly with the spiced salmon and I am already thinking about when we can have it again.
This was super simple to make, perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
- Seared Salmon:
- 4 Salmon Filets, ~6 oz each, skin on
- 1 teaspoon of Cumin
- ½ teaspoon of Coriander
- ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne
- Salt & Black Pepper
- "Mexican Tzatziki":
- 1 cup of Yogurt
- 2 Green Onions, chopped
- ½ cup of Cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoon of Lime Juice
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
- Let the salmon come to room temperature for about 10 minutes on the counter.
- Prepare the sauce. Combine the yogurt, onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon of salt, to taste. Set aside.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the cumin, coriander, cayenne, and ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Rub on the top and sides of the salmon.
- Heat a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet. Put the salmon in skin side up first, cook for 4-5 minutes, flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
- Serve with salmon with tzatziki on the side.
Happy Cooking, The Barbee Housewife