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Salmon with Mango Mustard and Black Beans

Salmon with Mango Mustard and Black BeansThis entrée has a knock-out presentation and a lively flavor. Serve with spinach salad and couscous on the side for a well-rounded meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (1.5-pound) salmon fillet
1 (15-ounce) can black beans
1/2 cup chopped and seeded red or green bell pepper
2 teaspoons dried onion
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/8 teaspoon garlic powder - divided use
1 cup sliced, peeled and pitted mango (see note)
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Cooking Directions:

  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Grill or bake salmon at 425°F for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Hold warm.
  2. Meanwhile, drain beans, reserving 1/3 cup liquid. In a small saucepan, combine beans, reserved liquid, bell pepper, onion, cumin, coriander, chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and salt to taste. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine mango, cider vinegar, mustard, remaining garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Transfer to microwavable dish. Heat 1 to 2 minutes until warm.
  4. To serve, spoon black beans onto serving platter. Top with salmon fillet. Drizzle mango mustard sauce over beans and salmon.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: To Peel a Mango: Stand the mango on end and slice down along the sides of the large flat pit with a boning knife or other long, flexible knife, curving around the pit as you slice. You will end up with three sections: two larger, rounded sections and a flat center section. Score the fruit in each rounded section lengthwise into slices, then crosswise into chunks, if desired. Holding a rounded section by its edges, push at the curved bottom to turn the rind inside out. The slices or chunks can then be cut away from the rind. Trim away rind from the flat center section and separate as much fruit as possible from the pit. Always cut away from yourself and be careful—mango is very slippery.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.