Ancho Chile-Honey Glazed Salmon (Mesa Grill)

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Salmon: Whisk together honey, ancho chili powder and mustard in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat nonstick saute pan over high heat. Brush salmon with oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon in the pan, skin-side down and cook until golden brown and a crust has formed, about 2 to 3 minutes. Brush the top of the salmon with some of the ancho glaze, flip over, and continue cooking about 2 minutes longer, until a crust has formed and the salmon is cooked to medium.
  • Remove salmon from the pan, glazed-side up and brush with some more of the ancho glaze. Spoon some of the Spicy Black Bean Sauce onto a plate, drizzle with some of the Roasted Jalapeno Crema and set the salmon in the center, glazed-side up.
  • Black Bean Sauce: Combine the beans, onion, garlic, chipotles and cumin in a medium saucepan; add cold water to cover by an inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender. Add more water if the beans appear dry.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer mixture to a food processor. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid and process until almost smooth; sauce should be a little chunky. Season with salt.
  • Roasted Jalapeno Crema: Place crema and jalapenos in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.