The pineapple mango salsa is the perfect topping for Salmon fillets in my opinion. Heck the salsa alone with some chips is pretty darn good too!
💭 WHAT IS TAJIN SEASONING
Tajin Seasoning is a simple seasoning mix consisting of dried and ground red chilies, sea salt and lime juice. Depending on where you live you might not be able to find it at your local grocery store but I am sure you can find it online on Amazon if you want some.
If you don't have any Tajin on hand and don't feel like buying some just for this recipe, simply season the salmon fillets with some good ole Salt & Pepper after you rub the salmon with a little olive oil to help the seasoning stick to the fish.
Whenever I can, I like to cook my Salmon on some Cedar Planks on my pellet grill. While this is not required for this recipe, I am including some tips on how to cook your Salmon using this method.
💭 How to use Cedar Planks
Before using the cedar planks, soak them for at least 1 hour. You can soak more planks than you need and freeze the rest. They'll be ready for use at a moment's notice.
Place the cedar planks on the preheated grill for 2 minutes on each side before using them.
For best results, cook the food slowly over low indirect heat not exceeding 350°F.
🌡️ Salmon Temperature
The FDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F, measured in the thickest part of the salmon fillets.
If you are experienced at baking salmon you can eyeball it and tell by its texture but if you are not comfortable with that process, use a good thermometer and insert it into the thickest part of the steak. Just ensure the internal temperature does not exceed 145°F or the salmon will dry out.
💭 Salmon Storage Times
Raw Salmon will last 1-2 days in the refrigerator and 6-8 months in the freezer. Cooked Salmon will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator and 2-6 months in the freezer.
The Pineapple Mango Salsa is so good that we also like to eat it with tortilla chips. This salsa is also great with Chicken.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Salmon Fillets, Olive Oil, Tajin Seasoning, Pineapple, Mango, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Fresh Lemon Juice and Fresh Cilantro.
🥣 How to make Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa
Coat the Salmon with Olive Oil. Sprinkle generously and evenly with Tajín. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss together the pineapple, mango, bell pepper, onion, lemon juice, and cilantro. Season with Tajín and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Heat a Grill Pan on medium-high heat and sear salmon on each side for 4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Serve the salmon topped with a generous amount of the Pineapple Mango Salsa.
Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa
- 4 Salmon Fillets
- 4 tablespoon Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon Tajin Seasoning
For the Salsa
- 1 Cup Pineapple, diced
- 1 Cup Mango, diced
- ½ Cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
- ¼ cup Red Onion, diced
- 4 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Tajin Seasoning
- Coat the Salmon with Olive Oil. Sprinkle generously and evenly with Tajín. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, toss together the pineapple, mango, bell pepper, onion, lemon juice, and cilantro. Season with Tajín and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Heat a Grill Pan on medium-high heat and sear salmon on each side for 4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
- Serve the salmon topped with a generous amount of the Pineapple Mango Salsa.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.