Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.


4 servings (2 cups salsa)

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
A delightful and tasty rub makes this quick recipe fantastic. While the fish is sitting to allow the flavors to blend, you can easily assemble the salsa. My family loves this! —Laura Fisher, Westfield, Massachusetts
Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 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
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Combine the oregano, cumin, paprika, 2 teaspoons pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt; rub over fillets. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and remaining salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5-7 minutes on each side. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa: 376 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.