Fish with chilli, mango & lime salsa

Fish with chilli, mango & lime salsa

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Rub sea bream or mackerel with Cajun spice, bake whole and serve with a cool and fresh avocado sauce and rice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal552
  • fat34g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 4 whole sea bream or mackerel, descaled and cleaned (ask your fishmonger to do this)


    Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning (we used Schwartz)
  • zest and juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, stoned and diced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and diced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 200g green bean
  • rice, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Make 3-4 slashes on each side of the fish. Rub in the seasoning, lime zest and oil, making sure you get it right into the slashes and the cavity. Place on a baking tray lined with foil and bake for 12-15 mins or until just cooked through.

  2. Turn the grill to high and cook for 2-3 mins more to char the skin. Cover and rest for a few mins.

  3. For the salsa, mix the mango, chilli, avocado, spring onions, coriander and lime juice, and season. Bring a small pan of water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 4 mins, then drain. Serve the fish with rice, beans and salsa.

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16th Aug, 2019
I made this with sea bream as I find non-smoked mackerel quite overpowering. Came out so lovely. Jasmine rice goes really well with the rest of the ingredients - that's the rice I'd serve with this.
1st Jul, 2012
Lovely... I still have a freezer half full of mackerel caught locally by my husband months ago, this recipe was a nice change. Just as a fish recipe should be, simple yet delicious.
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