I love a good easy meal that takes little effort but is packed with flavor. I also love how versatile this salmon is. You can serve it multiple ways. We served it with corn tortillas and made tacos. This salmon would also be wonderful on a bed of artisan greens. You can really go in any direction. Whatever way you decide to serve it, it won’t disappoint.
I’m always trying to find new salmon recipes, since we like how lean and flavorful it is. We love to cook salmon, I think it’s such a lovely fish you can manipulate easily and make it into anything you like. This dinner is very lean and healthy, but so flavorful you won’t even think you’re eating healthy. The fresh pop of sweetness you get from the mango is the perfect compliment to the savory spiced salmon. It’s an amazing thing to cook for a crowd and something that you can dress up and make look fancy for an occasion.
Pair this with:
SWEET MEXICAN SPICED BAKED SALMON WITH SPICY MANGO SALSA
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 11 minutes
1 1/4 cup freshly diced mango
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 serrano chili, diced small
1/2 cup red onion, very small dice
4 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
Place ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Chill or eat room temperature.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
2.5 lb Atlantic salmon, skin removed
3 cloves garlic, pushed through a press or minced
3 tbsp salted butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a shallow pan to medium high heat. Add in butter and garlic. Cook garlic for about 1 minute till aromatic. Add in honey, sugar, salt, coriander, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a a soft boil and mix with a whisk till all ingredients are combined. Once slightly boiling turn off heat and let cool.
If you have salmon with skin still on, take a knife and carefully remove it. You can also ask your butcher to remove it for you. I recommend buying it without skin to save you the trouble and time.
Before placing salmon on a baking sheet, place enough foil on the baking sheet to wrap around the salmon. The salmon should be able to be completely enclosed by the foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray and place salmon on top.
Generously brush on honey butter mixture on the top side of the salmon. Use the entire mixture. There’s no need to brush the bottom side since the honey butter will seep through the salmon as it cooks.
Close up the foil and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Cook time with differ with thicker or thinner slabs of salmon. I recommend checking on the salmon every 10 minutes and feeling for done-ness.
1. Serve salmon with mango salsa and fresh avocado. Serve with corn tortillas to make tacos.
2. Serve salmon with mango salsa on a bed of lettuce to make a salad.
3. Serve salmon with rice and beans and eat as is with mango salsa.