Ready for a fiesta feast? This mini fish taco cat treat recipe, featuring yummy grilled salmon, will get your feline’s mouth watering.
Fresh salmon is available anytime of the year and in addition to being so good for you, it’s also a scrumptious and healthy treat for your cat. We love carving off a piece of the salmon we’re having for dinner and transforming it into the ultimate kitty fiesta treat. Created by recipe developer, cookbook author and food blogger Alison Lewis, these mini fish tacos for cats are simple to make and only require six ingredients.
To really set the mood, you can also stock up on some on-theme toys and products like the Frisco Cactus Cat Scratching Post, Frisco Plush Taco Cat Toy with Catnip and Frisco Taco ‘Bout Cute Dog & Cat Bandana. But this cat treat recipe can be a fiesta all on its own, too! Learn how to whip it up below.
Mini Fish Tacos Cat Treat Recipe
1 8-inch whole wheat tortilla wrap (Check the ingredients list to ensure that there are no artificial sweeteners, which are toxic to pets)
2 oz. fresh, wild-caught salmon filet, cubed
1/4 teaspoon catnip
A small amount of extra-virgin olive oil
Optional: 1/4 teaspoon shredded Parmesan cheese (Feel free to omit if your cat has dietary restrictions)
2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter
2 mini tacos
1 mini taco
1Take your cubed salmon filet out of the fridge and dry with a paper towel a few minutes before cooking, so it may reach room temperature. Heat a pan over medium-high heat (about 400 degrees Fahrenheit) and add a thin layer of extra-virgin olive oil.
2Place the fish in the pan, cooking for 5 to 7 minutes on each side. (It’s cooked through when the fish flakes easily with a fork.)
3After removing from the pan, allow the salmon to rest for about 3 minutes before chopping into kitty-bite-sized pieces. You’ll need two teaspoons of chopped salmon.
4 Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut two rounds from the tortilla. Toss the scraps.
5Spread 1/4 to 1/2 half of the Inaba Churu Tuna with Salmon Puree Cat Treat evenly over the two mini tortillas.
6Top each taco with 1 teaspoon chopped, cooked and cooled salmon, 1/8 teaspoon parmesan and 1/8 teaspoon catnip. Serve immediately or refrigerate.