Enjoy the bold flavors of these Jerk Salmon Bites, perfectly spiced and full of Caribbean flair. Paired with a refreshing Bean Pineapple Salsa, the combination of tender salmon, black beans, sweet pineapple, and zesty lime creates a delightful burst of tropical goodness in every bite.
- 4 lbs (1.8 kg) salmon filet, skin removed
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) jerk seasoning
- 4 tbsp (60 mL) canola oil, divided
- 1 can (19oz/540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1½ cups (350 mL) pineapple, diced
- ½ cup (125 mL) red bell pepper, finely diced
- ½ cup (125 mL) red onion, finely diced
- 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and minced
- Juice of 2 limes
- ⅓ cup (75 mL) fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
- Optional: cooked rice or quinoa
Cut salmon fillet into bite-sized pieces; 1-inches (2.5 cm) cubes.
In a large bowl, combine jerk seasoning and 3 tbsp canola oil to create a marinade. Place salmon pieces in the bowl; toss gently to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, to allow the flavours to infuse.
While salmon is marinating, prepare the salsa. In a medium-sized bowl, combine black beans, diced pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper. Mix well to combine; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a large non-stick pan, heat remaining 1 tbsp canola oil over medium heat. Add salmon pieces, cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are lightly caramelized and cooked through.
Divide salmon evenly among 4 plates and top with pineapple black bean salsa. Add a side of cooked rice or quinoa for a complete meal.
A fillet refers to half a salmon and can range from 1.5–5 lbs. If you can’t find one large salmon fillet, use salmon portions instead, which are cut-up pieces from a large salmon fillet. You may need 3-6 portions depending on the size of each portion.
Want to make your own jerk seasoning? Add 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp dried parsley, 3 tsp cayenne pepper, 3 tsp paprika, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp nutmeg in a mason jar; shake until well combined. This makes extra seasoning, keep on hand for the next time your family requests this dish!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 935
- Sugar: 8g
- Sodium: 389mg
- Fat: 43g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 33g
- Fiber: 11g
- Protein: 9g
- Cholesterol: 2459g