Cajun Blackened Salmon W/Cilantro-Ranch Chili Pesto Sauce #RSC

READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix the blackened seasoning and 2 tablespoons of Hidden Valley Original Dip Mix. Use a paper towel to pat the salmon portions dry and sprinkle both sides with equal portions of the seasoning rub. Add oil to the skillet and when oil ripples, add the salmon and cook for 2 minutes each side, or until nicely browned. Remove salmon to a dish and set aside.
  • To make the pesto, rough chop the shallot and peppers, and add into a food processor or blender, along with the cumin, garlic, 1/4 cup of cilantro, 2 tablespoons oil, salt and remaining Hidden Valley Original Dip Mix. Process until smooth.
  • In the same cast iron skillet on medium heat, add the ale and simmer briskly for 5 minutes. Stir in the pesto mixture and cook for a minute, then add the tomato paste, sambal, corn, lemon juice and chives and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low, add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the salmon into the skillet with the sauce and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • To serve, plate each salmon portion into shallow bowls, ladle equal amounts of sauce over the top and garnish each with remaining cilantro and equal portions of parmesan cheese.