Island Salmon with Roasted Strawberry Mango Salsa

It’s sum-, sum-, summertime and strawberry season is here!  Brimming baskets of fresh, vibrant red strawberries are at my green market and stacked at the grocery store.  My question to you is, have your ever considered roasted strawberries?  If you haven’t tried it, you must!  Strawberries are slow roasted with a touch of balsamic vinegar that co-mingles with the strawberry’s natural juice. The end result is a bowl or jar of succulent, ruby red gems. I took this one step further, and made a Roasted Strawberry Mango Salsa to accompany a simple salmon recipe.   Strawberries tossed with the smooth, sweetness of mango, some diced jalapeño for a touch of heat to balance the sweet, and a squeeze of lemon is an ideal accompaniment and may make you feel the tradewinds.  Pull out your sheet tray and turn on your oven. 


photo credit @Cathy Gruhn

The roasting process is basic.  A pint or two of fresh strawberries cut into halves and scattered evenly on a rimmed sheet pan lined with either parchment or a silpat.  Sprinkled with balsamic vinegar and roasted at 350* for 25-30 minutes, until the strawberries are soft, not mushy, and the juices slightly thickened. Savor your the jar of ruby treasures!  


Photo Credit @Cathy Gruhn


Island Salmon with Roasted Strawberry Mango Salsa

A simple dish that's guaranteed to please!

 Servings 4


  • 4 fresh salmon filets 3-4 oz each

  • 2 tbs fresh ginger grated

  • 2 tbs lite Tamari sauce

  • 2 tbs honey

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • salt & pepper to taste

Roasted Strawberry Mango Salsa

  • 2 cups roasted strawberries

  • 1 ripe mango diced

  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced

  • juice of either 1 lemon or lime

  • pinch of salt


Prepare the Salsa

  1. In a bowl, combine the roasted strawberries, diced mango, jalapeño and lemon or lime juice. Set aside in the refrigerator

Prepare the salmon

  1. In a bowl, combine the fresh ginger, tamari, honey and lemon juice and set aside. Place the salmon filets in a shallow dish, such as pie plate and evenly coat the fish with the ginger mixture. Using a non-stick saute pan, heat on medium-high and gently add the salmon filets. Cook for three-four minutes per side.

  2. Place the cooked salmon on a platter and gently scatter the salsa across the top of each filet. Serve the remaining salsa in a bowl.

Recipe Notes

I tend to like my salmon seared and rare on the inside. The amount of cooking time is on an individual basis