Salmon with Mango Salsa #SundaySupper

salmon with mango salsa recipe from Cooking Chat.

So I’m not super-original featuring a salmon dish for this Heart Healthy #SundaySupper. Great cooks think alike, I suppose! I could have chosen something a bit more creative, like this Linguine with Meatless Meat Sauce I made recently. But we love salmon here, so the more salmon recipes the better! And I do believe I’m at least the only one serving up pan seared Salmon with Mango Salsa for today’s #SundaySupper. Thanks to Lori from Foxes Love Lemons and Ethel from Eating Instead for hosting this one!

At first glance, I think of a fresh salsa as a summery dish. But as we get pummeled by yet another significant snowstorm here in the Yukon Territory  I mean Boston, topping our salmon with a tropical fruit seems like a pretty good way to go this winter.  I first made this salsa when our son determined though he loves mango juice, he doesn’t like to eat the fruit. We weren’t going to let it go to waste, and came up with this fresh, tasty mango salsa.

The salsa is pretty easy to put together. I like the way the flesh of the mango is similar to the pan seared salmon in consistency, makes for a nice match. The cilantro and lime bring freshness, plus garlic and a touch of jalapeno for a bit of kick! Get the salsa put together, follow my simple method for pan searing salmon (OK, it’s actually Chef Barbara Lynch’s method, put to new use here!), and you’ve got a healthy meal on the table in under 30 minutes. Wait, maybe I should have saved this for a #WeekdaySupper post…oh well, we don’t have to spend half of  our Sundays cooking every week, do we?

Salmon with Mango Salsa. Cooking Chat #recipe

Wine Pairing: I enjoyed this dish with a White Burgundy the first time I made it. That worked quite well, but I would only try a Chardonnay that is restrained on the butter and oak–i.e. one that is more fruit-forward and floral. I like Pinot Noir with salmon, so most recently tried a light style French red blend with good results. I’ll share more about that in another post if I get a chance.

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Salmon with Mango Salsa
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Pan Seared Salmon gets topped with an easy and tasty mango salsa, with just a bit of kick.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 3 servings
  • 10 to 12 ozs wild salmon filet, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 tbsp mango (1 mango will due), fruit chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp onion, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp chopped jalapeno
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Make the salsa: In a small bowl, combine the initial salsa ingredients--mango, onion, garlic, and cilantro.
  2. Gently stir in the lime juice and 2 tsp olive olive oil, then add salt and pepper to taste. Set bowl aside while you cook the fish.
  3. Heat a large, non-stick skillet on medium-high with 1 tbsp of olive oil. When the pan is good and hot, place the fish skin side down, and cook for 4 minutes without moving the fish.
  4. After 4 minutes, use a spatula to turn the fish over.
  5. Cook the salmon 2 minutes after turning it flesh side down.
  6. Turn the fish back to the skin side one more time.
  7. At this point, gently cut open the fish at a thick spot to check for doneness. The actual time will depend on the thickness of your fillet, but it likely be done after the 8 minutes total cook time.
  8. When the fish is cooked, remove from the pan to a plate, and loosely tent with foil. Let it rest a couple of minutes, letting it cook a bit more. The skin will sometimes come off during the cooking process. If it doesn’t, it can be easily pulled off with your fingers or a knife prior to serving.
  9. Portion the salmon, and serve topped with the mango salsa.

Salmon with Mango Salsa, served with a green salad for a healthy meal. Cooking Chat recipe.

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    • Cooking Chat says

      Thanks Heather! We do have sun here today, but I believe it’s still below zero windchill so the tropical touch is appreciated here!

  1. says

    I can’t believe how much snow you guys have been getting! We’re going to be in Boston in April for the marathon, and we’re hoping that we won’t have to balance our spectator camping chairs on top of snowdrifts! :) I can never have enough salmon recipes in my arsenal, and this one sounds fantastic.


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