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Anne’s birthday salmon

I made salmon bowls for Anne’s belated birthday dinner last week. I’ve been on a salmon kick recently, in excess, since now I’m sick of salmon. I do this more often than I’d like to admit. I think it’s simply part of cooking for one. Admittedly, a large part of the problem is that I shop at Costco for my business. While I’m there (several times a week) I will also pick up food for myself. I think we can all agree that shopping at Costco when you’re cooking for one, isn’t the best strategy. This is another “something” that I need to work on.

Mango Avocado Salsa – Sugar & Spice Salmon Bowls


  • 2 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 2 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle or Aleppo chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh salmon filets

For Serving

Cooked white or brown rice

Salsa: Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to combine, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Salmon: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or foil.

Mix the sugar and spices in a small bowl until well combined. Add the oil to form a paste. Place the salmon, skin side down, on the prepared baking sheet, and rub the paste liberally over the top side of the salmon. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon and your desired doneness.

To Serve: Pile a generous portion of rice in the bottom of flat bowls. Use a spatula to lift the salmon filet from the skin and place it atop the rice. Spoon on the salsa and garnish with herbs.

Serves 4

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1 Alvin Otter { 08.30.23 at 11:41 AM }


2 Anne { 08.30.23 at 3:03 PM }

This salmon with the mango avocado salsa was delicious! I will be making this one, Linda! Thank you for sharing, we should celebrate my birthday every month! hehe xoxo

3 Betsy { 08.31.23 at 9:37 AM }

sounds yummy– will be making soon
I too get tired of salmon so backed off for a while- ready again
Would love if you posted some of your ideas for cooking for one– it gets boring

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