Chili Rubbed Salmon and Mango Salsa


chili salmon mango salsa


If you've never made a single recipe off my blog, that's fine. But I beg you to try this one. If you're not a seafood lover, you can easily substitute chicken.  The sweetness of the fruit mixed with the subtle heat of the cumin and chili powder is a perfect combo.

 This recipe was passed along to me from my friend who made the infamous chocolate peanut butter banana cream pie and I believe she got it from her mother in-law.  I love a recipe that's been passed through several hands before it gets to you.  It's a good sign.

I like to make the salsa earlier in the day when I'm marinating the salmon.  Then when it's crunch time, all I have to do is bake the salmon and we're ready to go.  Here's a shot of it getting ready to go into the fridge to rest for a while.

chili salmon mango salsa


Chili-Rubbed Salmon

4 salmon fillets
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. chili powder

Combine last five ingredients in a bowl and stir.  Brush mixture on top of the fish.  Spray baking sheet with non stick cooking spray and chill for 3 hours.  Bake salmon at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Tropical Salsa

1 mango, peeled and diced
2 plums, washed and diced
1/4 cup washed and chopped cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp. salt
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Thai chili sauce

Mix and serve over cooked fish.



8 comments:

  1. Looks (beautiful and) delicious! xoxo

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  2. That look so yummy! I actually did something kind of similar last night and made an avocado/poblano salsa for my salmon. It was a good way to switch the normal salmon night!

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  3. That looks delicious!! I'm a salmon fan but never know how to make it other than grilled. Thanks for the suggestion. The tropical feel gIves me hope that warm weather is around the corner!

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  4. Drooling!! Looks delicious! Just saw on tv today that salmon is super good for your complexion/skin - that must be a sign that I need to try this!

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  5. Oh my gracious! That looks so good!! Must try it... Hope you had a good day!

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  6. How fabulous does the tropical salsa look and sound... yum! xo

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  7. I made this for dinner tonight!!! It was AMAZING. Thanks for the inspiration Amy!

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  8. I made this tonight with a couple of changes. Subbed pineapple for plums in salsa, but also did not marinate salmon for three hours. It was delicious, but I will marinate longer the next time. thank you for a great reicpel

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