Chipotle Blackened Salmon with Zucchini Rice Pilaf & Corn-Tomato Salsa
- Prep time: 25 minutes
- Calories: 546
- 2 Salmon Fillets (Skin on)
- 0.66 Cups of Jasmine Rice
- 150 Grams of Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 Spring Onion
- 3 Garlic Clove
- 2 Sweet Corn Cob
- 1 Zucchini
- 2 Teaspoons of Chipotle Chili Powder
Prepare Ingredients:Wash the fresh produce. Remove the salmon from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Quarter tomatoes. Cut off and discard the roots of the spring onion; thinly slice, separating the white bottoms and green tops. Peel and mince the garlic. Remove and discard the husks and silks of the corn. Cut off the kernels; discarding the cob. Medium dice the zucchini.
Make Rice Pilaf:In a large pot, heat olive oil (or a dash of water) on medium-high until hot. Add the zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes, or until softened. Stir in half the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in 1¼ cup water and the rice. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook 16 to 18 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside.
Cook Salmon:In the meantime, pat dry salmon with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper and the chipotle chili powder (add to taste, only using a little if you don't like chili). In a large pan, add olive oil on medium heat. Add the salmon; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until crispy and cooked through. Transfer salmon to a plate and loosely cover with foil.
Prepare Corn Salad:On medium-high heat, in the same pan, add the corn. Stir occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the white bottoms of the spring onion and remaining garlic and tomatoes; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened and fragrant. Remove from heat. Add half the green tops of the spring onion; season with salt and pepper to taste and stir until well combined.
You Plate It:Divide the rice, corn salad and salmon between plates. Garnish with the remaining green tops of the spring onion. Enjoy!