Recipe: Blackened Mangrove Snapper Tacos with Mango Pico De Gallo

Recipe: Blackened Mangrove Snapper Taco with Mango Pico de Gallo

Recipe: Blackened Mangrove Snapper Taco with Mango Pico de Gallo

Are you lucky enough to have fresh-caught mangrove snapper and looking for a recipe to prepare it? I LOVE fish tacos and I could not wait to cook up a batch with fresh mangrove snapper caught during my July fishing charter with Capt. Rachael Reynolds of R&R Charters in Daytona Beach. 
RECIPE: Blackened Mangrove Snapper Tacos with Mango Pico De Gallo

Here’s what you’ll need:

The Mango Pico De Gallo (adjust to taste)
1 Tomato, diced
1 Mango, diced
1/4 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Jalapeno
1 Tbsp Cilantro (fresh or I like it from a tube)

The Fish
2 – 3 Mangrove Snapper Fillets
3 – 4 Tbsp Blackened Seasoning (you can make your own or use your favorite)
2 Whole Romaine Lettuce Leaves, clean and patted dry (I use these vs. tortillas)
Lime (real or essential oil)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Prepare the Mango Pico De Gallo
Combined tomato, mango, onion, jalapeno and cilantro together then set aside (in fact, make it the night prior and let it set in the refrigerator to enhance the flavors).

Prepare the Fish
In a medium skillet (I prefer a cast iron skillet), heat the olive oil.
Slice the fillets into 1″ strips.
Place blackened seasoning in a bowl and roll the mangrove snapper fillets in the seasoning.
Pan-fry in the skillet until the fish are a nice white, flakey texture.

Place two to three strips in a romaine lettuce leaf, like a taco.
Squeeze fresh lime or a drop or two of lime essential oil on the fish.
Top with the mango pico de gallo.


How do you like to prepare your fresh catch?


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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