Spicy Cajun Red Snapper Recipe with Mango-Avocado Salsa

The subtle flavor of the mango-avocado salsa provides a nice balance to the heat of this delicious pan-seared Cajun snapper – and it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

Spicy Cajun Red Snapper Recipe with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


Spicy Cajun Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Cayenne pepper (adjust amount of cayenne pepper to reach the desired level of heat)
  • 3/4 tsp Dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp Ground black pepper

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 1 Large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 Large avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 Medium jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 red or yellowtail snapper fillets


  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the spicy Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, garlic, and fresh cilantro. Add fresh lime juice and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the Spicy Cajun Seasoning onto both sides of the snapper fillets. Rub gently to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed and adheres well.
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the seasoned fillets into the hot skillet and cook until they are nicely browned and flake easily with a fork, approximately 3-5 minutes per side. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the fillets.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with some of the mango-avocado salsa on top. Enjoy!
Keyword Red Snapper Recipe

Spicy Cajun Snapper with Mango-Avocado Salsa

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