Chef John's Salmon Mango Bango


  • 1mango – peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper and ancho chili pepper jam
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2salmon fillets, skin removed
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    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.


  • Step 2

    Season salmon fillets with sea salt.

  • Step 3

    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.

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