Blackened Cod With Mango Salsa
photo by Rachel Shutty
- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced (about 1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
- 1⁄8 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1⁄2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 lime, juice of
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 lb fresh cod, cut into 4 servings
- Mix 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small bowl and stir to combine a paste.
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
- To prepare the fish, start by wiping the flesh with a dry paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
- Rub the blackening paste on one side of the fish.
- Pour a small amount of vegetable oil into a large saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. When pan is nice and hot, carefully place fish into preheated pan. Sear on both sides for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove fish from pan and place onto a cookie sheet lined with tinfoil. Place pan into preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cod is cooked through.
- Remove pan from oven and place fish on top of steamed rice or whatever you’re serving. Top fish with salsa, a lime wedge and extra cilantro.
- For Mango salsa, mix 1 mango, red onion, diced red bell pepper, 1/2 jalapeno, and juice of 1 lime, 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, and salt to taste. Can be made a few hours ahead. Taste just before serving and adjust seasoning as needed.
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Thought this was very good. Next time I will make more than 1lb of fish for 4 people though.... it fed 2 little kids and 2 adults..but the adults would have preferred more fish. ;) Also..I think I would only use the juice of 1/2 a lime...as much as I love lime it was overwhelming the mango flavor. I served over short grain brown rice along with a small corn tortilla for wrapping.
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