Blackened Cod with Mango Salsa

Blackened Cod with Mango Salsa

3 reviews, 3.7 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

Cod is plentiful in New England. This recipe gives it an island flair.


1 lb Fresh Cod Loin; deboned
1 Blackening Rub made up of
3 tsp Hot Chili powder
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tbsp Lemon Juice; fresh
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Mango Salsa
0.25 tbsp Olive Oil
0.75 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
0.75 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Orange Juice
0.125 cup Fresh Lime Juice
1 tbsp Fresh Ginger; grated
0.25 cup red tomatoes; diced
0.5 cup ripe Mango; diced
0.5 cup red onion
3 tbsp Fresh Cilantro; chopped
1 salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 3



In a small glass bowl, mix all ingredients for Mango Salsa together. Set aside.

Preheat a cast iron or sturdy stainless steel saute pan on burner set at medium. Pan is ready when drop of water sizzles and jumps on its surface.

Wipe cod loin down to remove any excess ice or water from the flesh.

In a small non metal bowl, mix blackening rub ingredients together to form a loose paste.

Rub blackening paste on all sides of cod loin.

Pour small amount of olive oil, 1 tsp, into preheated pan and rub to edges with paper towel. Work quickly as not to burn your fingers.

Place prepared cod loin into preheated pan. Sear on both sides, about 2 minute each side.

Preheat oven to 450 F. When Cod is seared on both sides, wrap pan handle in aluminum foil to protect it. Place saute pan with cod still in it, into preheated oven. Roast for 15 minutes.

Remove pan from oven. Divide Cod among plates. Spoon mango salsa over top.

Serve with prepared Quinoa or Jasmine rice.

Verified by stevemur
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This was a great meal! The cod didn't really come out "blackened" for me but that was fine and ultimately what I preferred. Also, I LOVED the salsa! Don't think I would've used as much red onion as suggested, but otherwise it was fantastic. Definitely will be making this again. (Sorry you can't see the fish too well, I really layered on the mango salsa!)

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I really enjoyed this one! (see my pic for details)
Daraji 3y ago

I thought the combo of the salsa and spicy cod just didn't work
oliverfay 3y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
sondrad 6y ago

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