Blackened Salmon w/Avocado Mango Salsa
  • Blacken Seasoning:
  • 2TBSP Paprika
  • 1 TBSP Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Granulated Garlic Pwd
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 4-6 Fresh Salmon Filets
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe:
  • I took a short cut and used a store bought fresh pico de gallo salsa (tomatoes, onion, jalepeno, and cilantro). I then diced one fresh ripe mango and one avocado. Both were small diced. I added 2-3 TBSP fresh chopped cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice (1 lime). Mix all together and let set for at least an hour before serving.
  1. Mix all spices (first 9 ingredients) together in small bowl.
  2. To cook salmon:
  3. Heat 2 TBSP olive oil in med/hot cast iron skillet (or other large ovenproof skillet)
  4. Liberally season both sides of salmon with spice mixture.
  5. Place into hot pan. Cook on first side 5 minutes, then flip and cook on second side for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Depending on size of salmon filets, you may finish cooking for a few minutes stovetop, or place skillet into 350* oven and cook for another 5 minutes. Salmon is done when fish flakes easily with a fork. Average cook time is 10-15 minutes, depending on thickness.
  7. Mango Avocado Salsa: Combine together 1cup fresh pico de gallo salsa (homemade or store bought), with 1 fresh mango (small diced), 1 avocado (small diced), 2-3 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro, and juice of 1 fresh lime. Allow to set for about an hour prior to serving.
  8. **To serve: top salmon with a heaping spoonful of Mango Avocado Salsa.
Recipe by Joy In Every Season at