Celebrate The New Year With Copper River Stacked Salmon Enchiladas

Editor’s Note: Thank you to the great folks at Copper River Salmon, who have granted us permission to post some of their delicious salmon recipes you can find on their website hereThis week: Stacked coho enchiladas.

Stacked Coho Salmon Enchilada

by Lauren GrierClimbing Grier Mountain

Photo and text © Lauren Grier


  • 1 lb Copper River Coho Salmon
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tbs jarred jalapeño juice
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz plain cream cheese, room temperature
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Garnish with pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place Coho on a baking sheet, season with salt, pepper, and olive oil, bake for 12-14 minutes
  • Remove salmon from oven and allow to cool
  • With a fork, shred salmon, place into large bowl
  • Add 1 cup enchilada sauce, corn, black beans, jalapeño juice, cream cheese, and lime juice to the bowl  
  • Mix until combined
  • Spray an 11×7 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Pour ¼ cup of enchilada sauce into dish, top with three overlapping tortillas, a third of the salmon mixture, and 1/4 cup cheese
  • Repeat layers 2 more times and top with remaining tortillas enchilada sauce, and cheese
  • Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown 
  • Garnish with pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro.


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