Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-11-01
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Forget the Filet-O-Fish; this may be the perfect fish sandwich. Blackening seasoning and sliced red onion add a little kick and the creamy avocado spread melts in your mouth. Make it a Meal: Serve with steamed asparagus or sautéed zucchini, oven fries and a salad.
- 1 pound salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
- 2 teaspoons blackening or Cajun seasoning, (see Ingredient note)
- 1 small avocado, pitted
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 4 crusty whole-wheat rolls, split and toasted
- 1 cup arugula
- 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- Oil grill rack, preheat grill to high.
- Rub blackening (or Cajun) seasoning on both sides of salmon. Grill until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- Mash together avocado and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
- To assemble sandwiches, spread the avocado mixture on the bottom half of each roll. Top with the salmon, arugula, tomato and onion.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Ingredient Note: Cajun seasoning is a spice blend that usually includes cayenne and black pepper, salt, thyme, garlic and onion powder and paprika. Look for it in the spice section of the supermarket.
- Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
Per serving: 429 calories; 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 7g mono unsaturated fat); 67 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 6 g fiber; 755 mg sodium; 755 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Fiber (24% daily value), Potassium (22% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv), Folate (15% dv), good source of omega-3.
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 fat (mono)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- High Fiber
- Low Sat Fat
- High Potassium
- Heart Healthy
- Seasons & Occassions
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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