Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa
The subtle flavor of the mango-avocado salsa provides a nice balance to the heat of this delicious pan-seared Cajun snapper – and it’s already in under 30 minutes!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Spicy Cajun Seasoning Ingredients:
1 T. paprika
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
½ - 1t. cayenne pepper*
¾ t. dried thyme
¾ t. dried oregano
1½ t. sea salt
¾ t. ground black pepper
*adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to reach the desired level of heat
1 large mango, peeled
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
½ small red onion, diced
½ medium jalapeño pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
4 5-oz. red or yellowtail snapper fillets
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for
the spicy Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red
onion, jalapeño, garlic, and fresh cilantro. Add fresh lime juice and season
with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and set aside.
Sprinkle the Spicy Cajun Seasoning onto both
sides of the snapper fillets. Rub gently to ensure the seasoning is evenly
distributed and adheres well.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large
skillet over medium heat. Place the seasoned fillets into the hot skillet and
cook until they are nicely browned and flake easily with a fork, approximately
3-5 minutes per side. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the fillets.
Remove from heat and serve immediately with
some of the mango-avocado salsa on top. Enjoy!