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Blackened Salmon Sandwich

From: EatingWell

Blackened salmon is great in a sandwich with a spread of mashed avocado and low-fat mayonnaise plus peppery arugula leaves, cool tomato slices and zesty red onion. We grill our Cajun-style salmon so there is no need for any added cooking oil. Catfish makes an excellent stand-in for the salmon but you'll want to use a grill basket if you have one to keep the fish from breaking apart.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 25 mins
Total: 25 mins
Rated : 
 by 2 people
1 pound  wild salmon fillet, (see Ingredient Note), skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
2 teaspoons  blackening or Cajun seasoning
1   small avocado, pitted
2 tablespoons  low-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
1. Oil grill rack (see Tip); preheat grill to high.
2. Rub salmon on both sides with blackening (or Cajun) seasoning. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
3. Mash avocado and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
4. To assemble sandwiches, spread some of the avocado mixture on each roll and top with salmon, arugula, tomato and onion.
Ingredient note: Wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (Alaska, California, Washington and Oregon) is considered the best choice for the environment. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch (
Tips: To skin a salmon fillet, place salmon on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 degrees angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.
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.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 414, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 65 mg, Sodium 775 mg, Carbohydrate 43 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 33 g, Potassium 756 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 18%. Exchanges: Starch 2,Vegetable 1.5,Lean Meat 4,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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kieshajw wrote:

This was a great, quick and easy recipe! Truly enjoyed it! I just added a tossed salad...

8/22/2011 08:14:35 PM Report Abuse

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