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Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Spicy Cajun Snapper

Are you looking for a fresh seafood recipe that can amaze the dinner table? Well then try this delicious spicy cajun snapper fillets recipe, 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 all ready in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients for Easy Fish Recipe :

Spicy Cajun Seasoning Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to reach the desired level of heat)
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
Remaining Ingredients:
  • 4 [5-oz.] red or yellowtail snapper fillets
  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

How to Make Spicy Cajun Snapper :

Step One:

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the spicy Cajun seasoning (Paprika, garlic powder, Cayenne pepper, Dried thyme, Dried oregano, Black pepper and Salt). Stir to combine and set aside.

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa - Step 1

Step Two:

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.

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa - Step 2

Step Three:

Sprinkle the Spicy Cajun Seasoning onto both sides of the snapper fillets. Rub gently to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed and adheres well.

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa - Step 3

Step Four:

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.

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa - Step 4

Serving Suggestions :

Serve immediately with some of the mango-avocado salsa on top and a few mango pieces. You can try this spicy cajun snapper with a healthy keto-friendly broccoli slaw salad. And you can try a dessert after this delicious meal, like orange cranberry scones or a piece of chocolate layer cake.

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What Variation Can I Do?

In this recipe, We made our own spicy Cajun seasoning. But if you already have a Cajun seasoning mix with you, you can use them, or if you feel like buying the Cajun seasoning mix( your favorite brand ) from the market, feel free to do it.

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Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa

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Dinner Cajun
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious cajun cuisine seafood recipe with mango and avocado.

Ingredients

  • Spicy Cajun Seasoning Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to reach the desired level of heat)
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Remaining Ingredients:
  • 4 [5-oz.] red or yellowtail snapper fillets
  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

Instructions

1

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the spicy Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine and set aside.

2

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.

3

Sprinkle the Spicy Cajun Seasoning onto both sides of the snapper fillets. Rub gently to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed and adheres well.

4

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.

5

Remove from heat and serve immediately with some of the mango-avocado salsa on top. Enjoy!

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