Sugar and Spice Salmon, Avocado Mash + Black Beans

salmon fillets, avocado, sour cream, lime, spiced black beans

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Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 490 | Category: Low-Calorie, Pescatarian | Allergens: Contains Fish (Salmon) + Milk (Sour Cream). | Good Source of: Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C


  • - 2 Small Mixing Bowls
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Nonstick Skillet
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Small Saute Pan
  • - Spatula

What You Need:

  • - Canola Oil
  • - Coarse Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Avocado
  • - Black Beans
  • - Brown Sugar
  • - Chili Powder
  • - Garlic
  • - Jalapeno & Cilantro
  • - Lime
  • - Red Onion
  • - Salmon
  • - Sour Cream

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

Pinot Noir is one of salmon’s best matches, so pour a Pinot Noir-based rosé to balance out the spicy chili.

Beer Pairings

The sweet and spicy Salmon begs to be met with the roasty, sweetness of a Stout.

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What To Do:

Sugar and Spice Salmon, Avocado Mash + Black Beans - Step 1

1. Mix the rub: In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, brown sugar, coriander, minced garlic, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Sugar and Spice Salmon, Avocado Mash + Black Beans - Step 2

2. Cook the Salmon: Using only ¾ of the spice mixture (you’ll use rest in the beans), rub it over the salmon fillets. Place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, until hot. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil. When oil starts to shimmer, place the salmon in the pan (skin side down). Cook without moving for 3 minutes then flip over. Cook until crispy on the outside and just cooked through in the center (about 3 more minutes).

3. Cut the lime into 6 wedges. Finely chop the cilantro jalapeno mix (reserve a healthy pinch for garnish).

Sugar and Spice Salmon, Avocado Mash + Black Beans - Step 3

4. Make the Avocado Mash: Halve, pit and dice the avocado. Add to a small mixing bowl with the sour cream, juice from 2 lime wedges, cilantro and jalapeno mix and ¼ teaspoon salt. Smash with a fork and stir. The mixture should have a chunky mayonnaise consistency. Set aside.

Sugar and Spice Salmon, Avocado Mash + Black Beans - Step 4

5. Cook Beans: In a small sauce pan, stir together the beans, red onion, remaining spice mixture and juice from 2 lime wedges. Salt to taste. Cook until just heated through.

To Serve: Top each salmon fillet with a dollop of the avocado mash and serve black beans on the side. Squeeze remaining lime wedges over. Garnish with the reserved cilantro-jalapeno mix.

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