When I was living in Australia, I developed a very strong love for mangoes. Besides eating them plain - which is my favorite thing to do! - and making yummy popsicles, I love incorporating mangoes in savory dishes. Just like peaches, they make amazing salsa and are delicious with white meat and fish (this White Fish with Mango and Lime Salsa recipe is still one of my favs!) So when mangoes were on special the other at my local (Canadian) store, I didn't hesitate for a second.
I don't know if they're in season in Canada at the moment, but they were delicious. I'm guessing they're imported? I must admit I didn't check. Anyways! I made a quick and easy jam with them and it took me about 30 minutes all together. I then used it as a topping for the salmon and wow, what a great combo! It's not the prettiest dish but I seriously loved this pairing.
I think you could use store-bought mango jam if you're in a hurry or can't find mangoes, but it won't be as good! And don't skip the hot pepper flakes. Because this recipe is very simple, all the ingredients count! Enjoy 🙂
Baked Salmon with Easy Clean Eating Mango Jam
- 1 1.5 lb - 700 g salmon fillet
- ⅛ tsp hot pepper flakes up to ¼ tsp if you like spicy food
For the mango jam
- 3 medium mangos peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
Make the mango jam first. In a medium pot, combine water, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a boil.
Add mango chunks. Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat. Mash mangoes with a fork or a masher. Simmer until it reaches a thick, jam-like consistency, about 20 minutes. Save ⅓ cup and transfer the rest in a glass container. Store in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 360F/180C.
Line a baking dish with parchment paper for easy cleaning. Place salmon fillet in the dish. Season with salt and black pepper. Spread ⅓ cup of mango jam all over it and sprinkle with hot pepper flakes.
Bake for 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily.
- You could use store-bought mango jam if you're in a hurry or can't find mangoes, but it won't be as good!
- Don't skip the hot pepper flakes. Because this recipe is very simple, all the ingredients count!