Blackened Salmon Po' Boy

Mashed avocado mixed with reduced-fat mayo creates a cool, creamy spread-the perfect counterpoint to the spicy salmon and peppery arugula in this sandwich. Catfish is another tasty choice.

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Blackened Salmon Po' Boy

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    Ingredients

    1/2 small avocado, pitted (see Tips for Two) 2 crusty whole-wheat rolls, split and toasted
    1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 cup arugula
    1 teaspoon blackening or Cajun seasoning 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
    8 ounces salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 2 portions 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

    directions

    Prep: 25 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat grill to high. Oil grill rack (see Tip).

    • 2

      Mash together avocado and mayonnaise in a small bowl with a fork.

    • 3

      Rub blackening (or Cajun) seasoning on both sides of salmon. Grill until just cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

    • 4

      To assemble the sandwiches, spread the avocado mixture on the bottom halves of each roll. Top with the salmon, arugula, tomato and onion.

    notes

    Tips for Two: Although browning is inevitable, less browning is possible if you keep the pit in the avocado half you’re storing and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Mash with reduced-fat mayonnaise and use as a sandwich spread; dice and sprinkle on top of scrambled eggs; toss in salad.

    Tip: To oil the 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.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    415
    Fiber:
    6 g
    Fat:
    14 g
    Saturated Fat:
    2 g
    Carbohydrates:
    43 g
    Protein:
    33 g
    Sodium:
    776 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    6 g
    Exchanges:
    2 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat
    Cholesterol:
    65 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    2 1/2
    Potassium:
    774 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Selenium (78% daily value), Potassium (22% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv), Folate (16% dv).
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