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Salmon with Mango Salsa

Nat Pagle’s Catch of the Day Salmon with Mango Salsa

Salmon with Mango Salsa, an easy and super flavorful pan cooked salmon with a delicious chunky mango salsa!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa


For the Salmon

  • 4 4 oz salmon fillets patted dry with paper towel
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup olive oil plus 1 tbs for cooking
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 limes

For the Chunky Mango Salsa*

  • 3 Mangos cubed
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 habaneros seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime


How to cook salmon

  • In a small bowl mix together paprika, salt, garlic powder, pepper, cayenne powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Coat the salmon filets in ¼ cup of olive oil and then coat them in the seasoning mixture. Use your hands!
  • In a non-stick skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat melt your butter and add in your extra 1tbs of oil. Adding the oil helps keep the butter from burning.
  • As the butter and oil are heating up throw in your garlic cloves- you don’t need to take the husk off of them, it will come off easily after it’s nice and cooked.
  • Place your filets in the heated skillets skin side down.
  • Cook for 6 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • The salmon should flake easily with the use of a fork.
  • Squeeze ½ a lime over each filet, top with mango salsa and enjoy!

How to make mango salsa

  • Combine cubed mango, chopped bell pepper and cilantro, diced habaneros and jalapenos, and cumin and salt in a bowl.
  • Squeeze the lime over the mango salsa and stir! For extra lime you can zest the lime peel into the salsa.
  • Pour over the salmon and enjoy!


*The mango salsa will make a lot, so use the leftovers for chicken or steak tacos! It is best when eaten within 3-5 days!
Recipe inspired by Vodka and Biscuits Blackened Salmon