Chili-Lime Salmon

with roasted chayotes and mojo de ajo

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Fish

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Vibrant flavors are the name of the game for this meal, bringing some celebratory vibes to your midweek seafood meal. The flaky texture and familiar deliciousness of salmon make it perfect for cooking quickly in a hot pan and seasoning with a sweet, herbaceous mojito lime rub. Chayote squash, similar in flavor and texture to zucchini, is an ideal partner for the bold, healthy flavors of this dish. Vivacious vibes and bright bites all around!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 2 Chayotes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp. Mojito Lime Seasoning
  • Info
    12 oz. Salmon Fillets
  • Info
    1 oz. Crumbled Cotija Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim ends and halve chayotes lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out seeds. Cut across width into ½" slices. Wash hands thoroughly after working with chayote. For some, chayote can cause irritation or numbness in the hands. Halve and peel onion. Cut into ¼" slices. Stem and coarsely chop cilantro. Zest lime, halve, and juice. Mince garlic. Stir together mojito lime seasoning and 1 Tbsp. water in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Pat salmon fillets dry.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Chayotes and Onion

    Roast the Chayotes and Onion

    Place chayotes and onion on prepared baking sheet. Toss with 1½ tsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until chayotes are lightly browned and tender, 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with half the cilantro (reserve remaining for garnish). While chayote roast, make mojo de ajo.

  • Step 3 - Make the Mojo de Ajo

    Make the Mojo de Ajo

    Whisk together 1½ Tbsp. lime juice, 1½ Tbsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. lime zest, garlic, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in another mixing bowl. Set aside to let flavors marry.

  • Step 4 - Sear the Salmon

    Sear the Salmon

    Place a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add ½ tsp. olive oil and salmon, skin side up, to hot pan. Cook undisturbed until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Salmon

    Finish the Salmon

    Flip salmon, and evenly spread on mojito lime seasoning-water mixture. Place pan in oven and roast until salmon is firm and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 7-10 minutes. Carefully, remove from oven and let rest 2 minutes. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, drizzling salmon with mojo de ajo, garnishing chayote with cotija cheese, and garnishing entire meal with remaining cilantro. Bon appétit!