Salmon is a healthy meal for a weeknight. This tasty glazed salmon is accompanied by a salsa made of corn & black beans. Hearty and healthy…but also so quick that you’ll be eating in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Honey-Lime-Chili Glazed Salmon with Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion, diced
2 garlic, minced
1 red pepper, diced
crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
fresh ground pepper (to taste)
2 limes (zest and juice)
2 cups frozen corn kernels
15 oz can black beans, drained
1/2 cup chicken broth or stock
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
4 fresh salmon fillets
In a medium skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss in the onion, garlic, red pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, one teaspoon salt & pepper. Sauté for five minutes. Add the corn to the skillet and sauté two minutes. Stir in the black beans and chicken broth. Heat through; sprinkle with the cilantro. Add the zest and the juice of one lime. Reduce the heat to low. Continue simmering until the salmon is cooked.
In a small bowl, combine the zest & juice of the second lime with the honey, chili powder and a teaspoon salt. Pour over the salmon fillets and marinate a few minutes. Turning salmon over to soak both sides in the marinade.
Heat some extra virgin olive oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium/medium-high heat until hot. Place salmon in hot skillet and cook on the first side 3 minutes. Gently turn salmon over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until salmon is cooked to your liking. The honey-lime-chili glaze produces a nice crust on the outside.
Serve the salmon fillets with the Black Bean & Corn Salsa on the side.