Meal Kit

Salmon with Cranberry Chutney

and roasted butternut squash

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Fish

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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These tart little berries and this flaky little fish don't seem like best buds, at first. In fact, this is one of those love stories that starts off with a hatred, and then turns into toleration, and then finally, the dramatic kiss. Only in this story, the dramatic melding of the delicious, buttery chutney and the salmon is enjoyed by your mouth, not theirs. Perhaps this analogy doesn't work so great. Doesn't matter; this meal works deliciously well. Tip: Want to get the most juice out of your lemon? Before cutting, microwave the lemon for 15-20 seconds to "soften" the fruit. Then, gently roll the softened fruit on your work surface while pressing on it with your palm. Finally, give yourself some serious mechanical advantage by placing a cut half in between the arms of a pair of tongs to make squeezing much easier.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 tsp. Ancho Cinnamon Rub
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Info
    12 oz. Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Sage Sprig
  • 1 oz. White Cooking Wine
  • 12 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
  • ½ oz. Dried Cranberries
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    617
  • Carbohydrates
    33g
  • Fat
    37g
  • Protein
    37g
  • Sodium
    1383mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pot

Before You Cook

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

Customize It Instructions

  • If using pork chops, in Step 1, roast butternut squash, 7 minutes. Pat pork chops dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as salmon in Step 3, searing undisturbed until browned on one side, 3-4 minutes, then roasting until pork chops reach minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  • If using ribeye, in Step 1, roast butternut squash, 7 minutes. Pat ribeye dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as salmon in Step 3, searing undisturbed until browned on one side, 3-4 minutes, then roasting until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve.

  • If using chicken breast, , in Step 1, roast butternut squash, 7 minutes. Pat chicken dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as salmon in Step 3, searing on one side, 4-5 minutes, then roasting until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  1. 1

    Start the Butternut Squash

    Halve any large butternut squash pieces to roughly match smaller pieces. Place butternut squash on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, seasoning blend, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into squash. Spread into a single layer on one side. Roast in hot oven, 10 minutes. While squash roasts, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem sage and mince leaves. Halve lemon. Juice one half and cut other half into wedges. Pat salmon dry, and season flesh side with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  3. 3

    Cook Salmon and Finish Squash

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and salmon, skin side up, to hot pan. Sear on one side until golden brown, 2-4 minutes. Transfer salmon to empty space on baking sheet, seared side up. Gently flip squash and top with half the sage (reserve remaining for garnish) and a pinch of salt. Roast again until squash is browned and tender and salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 7-10 minutes. While salmon and squash roast, make cranberry chutney.

  4. 4

    Make the Cranberry Chutney

    Place a small pot over medium heat. Add cranberries, white cooking wine, 2 Tbsp. water, sugar, and 2 tsp. lemon juice to hot pot. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce heat to low and stir occasionally until cranberries are plump and liquid has reduced by half, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in butter. Cover and set aside.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping salmon with cranberry chutney. Garnish butternut squash with remaining sage. Squeeze lemon wedges over dish to taste. Bon appétit!

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