Pan-fried salmon bites marinated with lemon juice and achiote paste served with a sweet mango salsa, and a light bean salad. This is a super light and fresh salmon bowl inspired for summer. It’s quick and easy to make, uses fresh ingredients, has bold and vibrant colours which make it super eye catching and fun to enjoy.
I absolutely loved creating and cooking this dish. From the super colourful pops to the freshness of the ingredients- this is probably my favourite salmon dish of ours so far. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to cooking the whole salmon as is or in filets with some lemon and herbs and in the oven. There’s so much extra flavours that develop from cutting in the cubes and the high heat you get from the pan. From the caramelization, to developing a crust you add some different textures into each bite and you still have that delicate centre bite but not as much of it which is what I think i least enjoyed in the first place. I want that hard sear and that sweet crunchy bite.
I’ve really been looking forward to sharing this recipe, it’s so vibrant and the flavours are truly out of this world. What I love the most about it, is how light it taste and makes you feel and that its super healthy and good for you but doesn’t make you feel like your eating something that’s tasteless just for the nutrients.
This might look a little tricky or intimidating but its really not. Its super easy and just a handful of ingredients. Nothing complicated so that you can accomplish this no problem. All it is, is mixing together the paste with some lemon juice, salt and olive oil and that coats the cubed up salmon pieces. The next step is to heat up a pan really hot to sear the salmon when it first hits the hot pan and oil. You want to create a crust for extra flavor. I always add in the marinating liquid so that it gets saucy. Add in some honey to introduce a bit of sweetness and get that sticky sauce developing. This will also help to caramelize the salmon cubes and were done.
For the mango salsa.. try and use fresh ripe mangoes, large ones. They should be more orange than yellow and sweet not sour. For m mango salsa its just a few ingredients because that’s all you need. Fresh tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and mango. Voila! now you can add some citrus juice, another fruit. Use what you’ve got!
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