Meal Kit

Blackened Salmon with Avocado-Corn Salsa

And Black Beans, Jalapeño, and Lime

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Medium

Cook Within: 3 days

Contains: Fish (Salmon)

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As summer winds down, perfectly crisp nights call for dinners that can spice up the night. This succulent blackened salmon features our customers' favorite Cajun Seasoning and is paired with a luscious salsa of black beans, avocado, and sweet summer corn. The result is a dish so delish you wouldn't know it's low-cal, gluten-free, and packed with quality nutrition.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 15½ oz. Canned Black Beans
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 6 oz. Corn Kernels
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 5 Cilantro Sprigs
  • 1 Tbsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    2 Salmon Fillets

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse and pat dry the produce. Drain black beans in a wire mesh strainer, rinse with water, and shake lightly to remove excess liquid. Zest and halve lime. Peel and finely dice red onion. Mince garlic. Halve avocado, seed, skin, and cut flesh into ¾" dice. Stem and mince cilantro leaves. Stem, core, and finely dice jalapeño. Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry.

  2. 2

    Make the Salsa

    In a mixing bowl, combine diced avocado, garlic, ½ cup red onion, cilantro (reserving a bit for garnish), jalapeño, corn, 1 cup drained black beans, lime zest (to taste - reserve a bit for garnish), and juice of the lime (to taste - start out with 1 Tbsp. and add more as needed.) Add a pinch of salt, taste, and add more salt if desired. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Cook the Salmon

    Turn on your oven ventilation system or crack a window - Cajun seasoning can get a little smoky when it sears on a hot pan! Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. of olive oil to the pan. Season both sides of the salmon with Cajun seasoning. Cook salmon on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until fish is opaque, flaky, slightly blackened, and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees.

  4. 4

    Plate the Dish

    Add a generous scoop of salsa to a plate. Place a piece of blackened salmon next to the salsa. Garnish with remaining cilantro and lime zest.

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