Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Salmon with Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa

Salmon with Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, then you already know how excited I am this week. A week long vacation for my husband, plus a trip to Alaska, means that I now have just under 100 pounds of wild caught halibut and wild red/sockeye salmon in my freezer. I am so happy with the abundance that I have already filled several notebook pages with cooking ideas!

Fresh corn, mangoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions combine with a slight kick from jalapenos to make this a great salsa (almost a salad) on it's own. Served with chips, rice or fish, this salsa was cleaned off of every plate at the table last night. The kids especially loved the bites of mango, and so did I. I made the salsa 24 hours in advance, however it was a great blend of flavors from the start when I tossed it together.

Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa
recipe slightly adapted from The view from Great Island
(printable recipe)

1 ripe mango, peeled
2 ears corn, quickly sauteed (or blanched) just until crisp
12 cherry tomatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, finely diced
1/4 red onion, very finely diced
1 jalapeno pepper, very finely diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 teaspoon rice or sherry vinegar
juice of 1 lime, approximately 2 tablespoons
1 handful cilantro leaves, about 1/4 cup minced
kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over grilled or broiled salmon. Enjoy!

Salmon with Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Simple Broiled Salmon

1.5 pounds salmon
olive oil
kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to broil and line a baking sheet with foil. Place the fillets skin side down on the foil and drizzle lightly with oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Turn the fillets skin side up prior to placing them in the oven. Broil for just 2-3 minutes and then flip the salmon over (skin side down). Broil for a few more minutes. A general rule for cooking salmon is approximately 8 minutes total cooking time per 1" of thickness.

Cook the fish 2 minutes less than your estimated time, then check for doneness. You can always pop it back in the oven, but you can’t fix an overcooked piece of fish. The most important thing to remember is that the fish will continue to cook for a few minutes after it is off the heat, so you have to remove it just before it is done to your liking. Salmon is best warm and flaking, but still a bit translucent even after resting. Serve the salmon topped with the mango salsa. Enjoy!


Salmon with Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


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19 comments:

  1. You are making good use of that Salmon that he brought home! Delicious.

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  2. Your salmon look absolutely delicious, look like those serve in restaurant.

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  3. This looks delicious Mary and that salsa is right up our ally.

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  4. I am so jealous! All of that salmon...swoon. This salsa sounds like the perfect pairing for it!

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  5. Wow - you are one lucky lady! That salmon is fantastic. I love the salsa but I'm still so excited for you and your freezer! Your husband did good. I must get information from you about that trip. I bet it was fun getting it all home too. Wonderful recipes! And, how is it that we are not friends on Facebook? Major oversight! I'll fix that now ...

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  6. My birthday is coming up this week and our daughter asked what I wanted for my birthday meal and I said Salmon but wasn't sure how I wanted it fixed, Well now I know!!!!

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  7. You always share the most beautiful meals...meals that look delicious but are still practical for a family to enjoy. One of the many reasons I love your blog! This salmon looks perfect. Thank you for sharing it!

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  8. Beautiful and perfect with salmon. I love fresh salsas!

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  9. I never have enough Salmon recipes this is a must try bookmarked fantastic!

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  10. It looks stunning and delicious!

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  11. I am so jealous of that stash of salmon, the color is so rich. I hate having to buy farm raised salmon, with all the 'color added'! That top photo belongs on a magazine cover :)

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  12. Fabulous photos and I love the salsa. I'm a big fruit salsa person and it pairs so well with the pretty pink salmon.
    Sam

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  13. I am going to Alaska soon myself. I hope I get as seafood inspired as you! GREG

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  14. You are so lucky to have the fresh fish. This salsa sounds wonderful. The salsa has such great color.

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  15. That is such a gorgeous salsa! You are one lucky girl to have all that lovely salmon. I am so jealous!

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  16. I can't even imagine how good that fresh salmon is, but I know that salsa only enhances the fishes goodness!

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  17. That's so awesome! I love when my dad sends me some from Alaska or when we visit him, you are so fortunate to have so much! And I just know you're going to make something amazing out of every ounce. :)

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  18. Thanks for the recipe! I'm looking to make more 'seafood' and this is a great addition to the menu! :-)

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  19. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe. I made this for my sister's birthday. Asparagus and allspice butternut squash accompanied it. Everyone loved it.

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