Smoked paprika salmon is an easy Mexican salmon recipe that is seasoned, pan-fried (or baked), and served alongside sweet and spicy mango salsa.

Ingredients for paprika salmon

lime juice olive oil salmon fillets

smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, black pepper sea salt.

Combine smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, black pepper sea salt.. Season the salmon fillets with the spice rub. Drizzle lime juice on the fillets.

Heat olive oil in a frying pan and place the fillets skin side down. Cook for 3 minutes. Fry in batches and avoid overcrowding the pan.

Flip and cook the other side for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on how well cooked you want the salmon. Repeat with the remaining salmon fillets.

This smoked paprika salmon can also be baked in the oven. Season the salmon fillets, drizzle lime juice, spray oil and bake at 200°C/400°F for 8 to 10 minutes.


ripe mango onions tomatoes cilantro jalapeno or green chilli lime juice sea salt Optionally avocado or pineapple may be included.


Finely chop mango, onion, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro. Add lime juice and salt. Combine everything together and let it sit for 5 minutes. Serve with salmon.

This Mexican salmon recipe needs only a handful of ingredients with smoked paprika being the dominant flavor.

Serve paprika salmon as is with mango salsa. Or you can make salmon tacos with this Mexican style salmon: flake the salmon into chunks and serve with mango salsa and a spicy sauce.

A quick salmon dinner for busy and hungry weeknights!  A QUICK TIP: Make it a keto spicy salmon by using butter instead of oil for pan-frying. 

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