This Baked Cod with Mango Salsa is a refreshing dinner with a sweet Caribbean flavor that is perfect for warm summer nights.
I have to admit I am NOT confident cooking fresh fish at home. Yes, I’ll buy frozen, pre-seasoned fish and my family loves it. But fresh fish…um no. That’s one reason I requested recipes for this salmon round-up from fellow dietitians to help me branch out a bit. So this recipe is getting a step closer since I bought frozen, un-seasoned fish to cook. And I was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned it!
And don’t get me wrong, I love fish and seafood, I just don’t cook it as frequently at home as I would like.
And yes, I may be making this super summery recipe since it feels NOTHING like warm summer days here in Michigan. This past weekend it was in the 50’s and felt like fall! Yes, it’s the first week of July and the average temps around here are typically in the high 70’s/low 80’s by now. I know I talk about the weather quite a bit, but if you live in Michigan you know that it’s only warm or moderate for a few months out of the year so when it’s summer you want to enjoy those months as much as possible. This is besides the fact that my kids have a hard time being stuck inside all day when we have these cold, rainy days.
Okay, enough about the weather…
When dining out I love to choose fish since it’s not something I typically make at home and because the flavor combinations are amazing. If you love to enjoy fish too, but want to still eat healthy, follow these tips below.
- Choose grilled, baked or broiled fish
- Opt for no dipping sauce or dressing since it’s likely mayo or butter based (or ask for it on the side)
- For side dishes, substitute French fries for a sweet potato or side salad
- Eat half of the fish and take the rest home
This Baked Cod with Mango Salsa first appeared on Chocolate Slopes.