Detoxing from Cali….

Mango salsa cod

It’s been a while since our last photographed dinner. Between family in town and our week-long trip to California, healthy blog-worthy meals have been far and few between. However, we have certainly enjoyed all the delicious meals out recently, and it was great to take some time for just Nick and I this last week. Char was in great hands with her grandparents; getting spoiled with cookies, graham crackers, you name it.

Since getting back we have tried to keep the meals pretty light, and tonight’s dinner was our go-to pan seared cod, with an amazing avocado mango salsa on top. This picture doesn’t really do justice, and next time I’ll snap one of the salsa on its own. The dish was super fresh with citrus accents and served with couscous and side salads. You can prep the avocado mango salad ahead of time and leave refrigerated until ready to serve. This is a great week night dish because it requires minimal pots & pans, and very little prep time.

Pan Seared Cod & Avocado Mango Citrus Salsa: serves 2


For the cod:

  • 1 lb of cod
  • salt  & pepper
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 2 tbsp of flour (depending on fish size)

For the salsa:

  • 2 mangos (chopped)
  • 2 avocados (chopped)
  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ red onion (finely diced)
  • ½ tsp each salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


For the salsa:

  1. In a mixing bowl add chopped mangos, avocados, red onion, lemon juice, and seasoning. Toss lightly.
  2. Add more lemon juice if desired, after tasting.
  3. Refrigerate before serving.
  4. Right before serving add chopped cilantro to the salsa, lightly tossing before serving.

For the fish:

  1. Generously salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Toss pieces of fish in flour, shaking off excess.
  3. Cook in 1tbsp of butter over medium heat for ~4 mins/side, flipping only once if possible. Check to make sure the fish is golden & seared before flipping.

And it’s that quick!  Just plate the fish, and serve the salsa over top!!

Below’s a pic of Char while we were out of town. Clearly she wasn’t too effected hanging out with out us….. It was a HUGE relief knowing she was in great spirits, and receiving pictures like this made us so happy from afar.





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