Pan Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa
Salmon is my favorite fish to eat- that and Chilean sea bass. I like salmon because of it’s robust flavor, and meaty texture. Mangos provide a sweet contrast to the savory flavor of most fish, especially salmon. This dish is very easy to prepare.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Prep time: 30 minutes
4 pieces of skinless salmon fillets, 6 ounces each
2 ripe mangos, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
1/3 cup each- red, yellow, and orange peppers- deseeded and chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
Lightly coat each piece of salmon with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Season each piece of the fish with a liberal amount of salt and pepper.
Place a medium sized non-stick pan on the stove over medium high heat.
Sear each piece of salmon carefully until both sides are golden brown. Transfer the fish to a greased baking dish, and cook in a 350-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
For the Salsa
Place all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl- gently mix until everything is incorporated.
When the salmon is done cooking, place the individual fillets on a platter and cover with the prepared salsa. Garnish with fresh cilantro, lemon, and lime wedges.
Chef Chuck Kerber