What's the best thing about being a chef? It's being able to name your dishes anything you want! The exotic, tropical tang of the fruit and the richness of the wild salmon work wonderfully together. The 'bango' comes from the spicy sweet pepper jam I use to bind the fresh mango relish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir mango, lime juice, pepper jam, and cilantro together in a bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for relish flavors to combine, about 30 minutes.

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  • Season salmon fillets with sea salt.

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until oil begins to smoke. Place salmon, flesh-side down, in the hot skillet and cook until edges are just starting to cook through, about 2 minutes. Flip fillets, remove skillet from heat, and let fillets sit in the hot pan until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and top with chilled mango relish.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 25.1g 50% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 51mg 17% DV; sodium 211.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (72)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2015
The mango relish adds such a freshness to this dish. I couldn't find the red bell pepper and ancho chili pepper jam, so I used red pepper jelly and then rehydrated an ancho chili and added some of it to the relish. It added a nice kick! The cooking time and method for the salmon was spot on. Just flip, remove from the heat and let it do it's thing. Delicious! Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2019
This recipe didn t quite work for me. The salmon was very tasty but took longer to cook. Maybe my fillets were thicker? Additionally my mango wasn t very flavorful and didn t blend well with the pepper jelly and lime juice. It was mango lumps with puddles of liquid. But the salmon once done was very good and I improved my salmon-skinning skills by watching Chef John s video! Read More
106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
The mango relish adds such a freshness to this dish. I couldn't find the red bell pepper and ancho chili pepper jam, so I used red pepper jelly and then rehydrated an ancho chili and added some of it to the relish. It added a nice kick! The cooking time and method for the salmon was spot on. Just flip, remove from the heat and let it do it's thing. Delicious! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2014
I used a homemade habanero pepper jelly because that's what I had and dusted the salmon with a bit of jerk seasoning. So fresh and simple. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2015
This was fabulous! Will make again. The mango and the salmon go so well together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
Excellent. I did not have the red bell pepper and ancho chili pepper jam, so I use the jalapeno jelly that we had on hand. I also added a little diced red onion. I loved the mango. What a great taste. Delicious. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
My wife is not very found of fish, but she really enjoyed this recipe. It's tasty and very simple to make. By the way, I also enjoyed preparing and eating it too ;-) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2016
This is delicious and very simple to prepare. My kind of dish! I made it actually as written and was happy with the fish and with the mango topping. This recipe will be on our dinner table again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
I used peach jam and a pinch of cayenne and chili powder as a handy substitute for the chili pepper jam. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2017
This was delicious! The salmon was done quickly and was very moist. The salsa was amazing. Why go out to eat? Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2019
Wife says, "That was good babe." Good enough for me lol Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2019
This recipe didn t quite work for me. The salmon was very tasty but took longer to cook. Maybe my fillets were thicker? Additionally my mango wasn t very flavorful and didn t blend well with the pepper jelly and lime juice. It was mango lumps with puddles of liquid. But the salmon once done was very good and I improved my salmon-skinning skills by watching Chef John s video! Read More
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