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Easy Summer Recipe | Blackened Catfish with Vibrant Mango Avocado Salsa

Easy Summer Recipe | Blackened Catfish with Vibrant Mango Avocado Salsa

Source: Taste of HomeGet the recipe here.

Summer is here, and it’s time to bring some fresh, vibrant flavors to your menu. Southstream Seafood’s catfish fillets are the perfect base for a dish that’s sure to impress your customers: Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa. This vibrant fish pairs wonderfully with a side of rice or a fresh green salad. This recipe combines the bold, smoky flavors of blackened seasoning with the refreshing, tropical taste of mango and avocado salsa. It’s a match made in culinary heaven.

At Southstream Seafood, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, sustainably sourced fish. Our catfish fillets are no exception. They’re tender, flavorful, and perfect for a variety of recipes, including this blackened catfish dish. By using Southstream’s catfish, you’re not only serving a delicious meal but also supporting sustainable fishing practices.


For the Blackened Catfish:
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 Southstream’s catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
For the Mango Avocado Salsa:
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


Preparing the Catfish:
  1. Combine the oregano, cumin, paprika, pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Rub this mixture evenly over the catfish fillets.
  3. Refrigerate the seasoned fillets for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
Preparing the Mango Avocado Salsa:
  1. While the catfish is marinating, mix the mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and the remaining salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Chill the salsa in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
Cooking the Catfish:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the marinated catfish fillets to the skillet and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5-7 minutes on each side.
  3. Serve the hot catfish fillets topped with the chilled mango avocado salsa.

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This recipe is from Taste of Home: Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa.