Chili Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro-California Avocado Salsa

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 340
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 660mg
Total Carbs 26g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 32g
Potassium 0mg
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Serves: 12

12 medium tomatillos, husked and rinsed 3/4 cup chopped green onion 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 4 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 3 Fresh California Avocados, seeded and diced* 1 1/2 Tbsp. jalapeño, seeded and minced (or to taste) 4 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 1/2 tsp. cumin 3 Tbsp. brown sugar 3 tsp. kosher salt 12 (6-oz) wild Copper River salmon fillets
  1. Place tomatillos in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove tomatillos and chop roughly.
  2. To make the Avocado-Cilantro Salsa, combine the tomatillos, onion, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl. Gently fold in the avocado and jalapeño. Season with salt to taste, and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chili powder, cumin, sugar and salt. Sprinkle fish with spice mix.
  4. Heat a flat top grill or large sauté pan to medium heat. Sear the salmon rub side down for 2 minutes. Flip the fillets and place pan in ovenproof pan, seared side up.
  5. Roast salmon for about 5-6 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer fish fillets to plates and top with the Cilantro Avocado Salsa.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe.  A large avocado averages about 8 ounces.  If using smaller or larger avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you want to elevate the presentation of a meal, just add a beautiful avocado rose. Or you could add one of these delicious California Avocado side dish recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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