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Jerk Salmon Bowl with Mango Salsa

by Capri Lilly
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This easy jerk salmon bowl is filled with rice and beans, and topped with smoky mango salsa. It’s packed with delicious Jamaican flavors and ready in under 30-minutes! If you are craving a flavorful, quick meal, then this jerk salmon bowl is just what you need!

If you’re a fan of Jamaican-inspired dishes, you will definitely want to check out our Jerk Lamb Chops or Jamaican Irish Moss next!

Jerk Salmon Bowl with rice and beans

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I love jerk sauce and truly believe that it pairs well with just about everything. Jerk chicken is an obvious staple and tastes incredible, but jerk marinade also pairs well with seafood, vegetables, and pork. For this recipe, you can either buy premade jerk sauce from the grocery store or make your own. It is easy to whip up a jerk marinade quickly in the blender and because of its fresh ingredients, it tastes even better than store-bought.

jerk sauce in a small jar and spoonful holding jerk sauce over the jar to show texture
Homemade Jerk Sauce

What is jerk sauce made of?

Jerk sauce is typically made of allspice, nutmeg, soy sauce thyme, scotch bonnet peppers, brown sugar, ginger, cloves, and salt. As straightforward as the ingredients are, jerk seasoning is anything but! It’s spicy, salty, sweet, zesty, and literally reminiscent of Jamaica! 

Want To Make Jamaican Jerk Sauce From Scratch? Try My Easy Jerk Sauce Recipe! It is ready to use in under 5 minutes.

Want To Know The Best Store-Bought Jerk Sauce? It’s Grace Seasoning. If you don’t have Grace Seasoning at your local grocery store, you can purchase it here: Jerk Seasoning Mild or Jerk Seasoning Hot.

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How to Make Jerk Salmon

  1. Preheat the oven: Turn the oven to a high broil. Set the oven rack about 6 inches under the broiler.
  2. Prepare the salmon: Rub the salmon with jerk seasoning sauce. If you have pieces, divide the sauce evenly between each piece. (You can also rub the marinade on the skin as well) If time permits, let the salmon marinate in the sauce for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Broil the salmon: Place the salmon on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet tray. Place the salmon under the broiler. Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the salmon flakes apart when touched. Keep in mind that the doneness of your salmon depends on the thickness of the cut. If your salmon is thin, it may need less cooking time (about 5-7 minutes.)
  4. Prepare the rice and mango salsa while the salmon is cooking. In a large skillet, add cooking oil over medium heat. Then, add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the rice, peas (kidney beans), and seasonings and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Combine the ingredients for the mango salsa in a small bowl.
  5. Remove the salmon from the oven and cover the sheet pan loosely with aluminum foil. (keep covered until the rice and mango salsa are ready.
  6. Create your jerk salmon bowl: Now that all the layers of the salmon bowl are complete, create your bowl by layering the rice and peas, salmon fillet, and salsa. Enjoy!

How to Make Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a simple, flavorful salsa that pairs perfectly with jerk seasoning. I love pairing mango salsa with complex spicy flavors because its sweet, tanginess elevates the entire composition of the dish!

Making mango salsa takes only 5 minutes! You simply chop the ingredients and mix everything together. You can check out my quick how to make mango salsa video to see exactly how it is done!

Common Questions and Tips

Is jerk seasoning good on fish?

Most certainly! Jerk seasoning is a great addition to any firm fish like cod, whiting, halibut, and salmon! Shrimp is great too! You’ll want to rub the jerk marinade or seasoning into the flesh so the fish absorbs all the flavor!

Tips To Nail The Recipe Jerk Salmon Recipe

  • Score the salmon by slicing a few cuts into the salmon about 1/4 inch thick. Make sure not to cut through the salmon. Brush the marinade onto the salmon making sure the sauce gets into the openings.
  • The jerk seasoning sauce already contains salt. There is no need to season the salmon with salt prior to adding the sauce, but of course, you can do so if you like.
  • If you have time, let the salmon marinade for at least 30 minutes for the best results.
  • Broiling salmon is the best way to make tender, flaky salmon that does not dry out. If you prefer to bake your salmon, cook your salmon in a preheated oven at 375°F for 15 minutes, or until fully cooked. Then, broil the salmon for 3 minutes to get the top nice and browned.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

What Goes With Jerk Fish?

Rice and peas are a must! But of course, there are many other dishes you can pair with your jerk fish. Try these:

jerk salmon rice and peas

If you make this Jerk Salmon Bowl with Rice, Beans, and Mango Salsa, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you! 

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Jerk Salmon Bowl with rice and beans

Easy Jerk Salmon Bowl with Rice, Beans, and Mango Salsa

This easy jerk salmon bowl is filled with rice and beans, topped with mango salsa, and packed with authentic Jamaican flavors! It’s a delicious 30-minute dish, perfect for a flavorful weeknight meal!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 404kcal

Ingredients

Rice and Beans

  • 1.5 cup Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 12 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 Red Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Jerk Seasoning (or jerk seasoning sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Mango Salsa

  • 2 ripe Mangos
  • 1/4 Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika (optional)
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven: Turn the oven to a high broil. Set the oven rack about 6 inches under the broiler.
  • Prepare the salmon: Rub the salmon with jerk seasoning sauce. If you have pieces, divide the sauce evenly between each piece. (You can also rub the marinade on the skin as well) If time permits, let the salmon marinate in the sauce for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Broil the salmon: Place the salmon on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet tray. Place the salmon under the broiler. Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the salmon flakes apart when touched. Keep in mind that the doneness of your salmon depends on the thickness of the cut. If your salmon is thin, it may need less cooking time (about 5-7 minutes.)
  • Prepare the rice and mango salsa while the salmon is cooking. In a large skillet, add cooking oil over medium heat. Then, add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the rice, peas (kidney beans), and seasonings and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Combine the ingredients for the mango salsa in a small bowl.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven and cover the sheet pan loosely with aluminum foil. (keep covered until the rice and mango salsa are ready.
  • Create your jerk salmon bowl: Now that all the layers of the salmon bowl are complete, create your bowl by layering the rice and peas, salmon fillet, and salsa. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Score the salmon by slicing a few cuts into the salmon about 1/4 inch thick. Make sure not to cut through the salmon. Brush the marinade onto the salmon making sure the sauce gets into the openings.
  • The jerk seasoning sauce already contains salt. There is no need to season the salmon with salt prior to adding the sauce, but of course, you can do so if you like.
  • If you have time, let the salmon marinade for at least 30 minutes for the best results.
  • Broiling salmon is the best way to make tender, flaky salmon that does not dry out. If you prefer to bake your salmon, cook your salmon in a preheated oven at 375°F for 15 minutes, or until fully cooked. Then, broil the salmon for 3 minutes to get the top nice and browned.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 404kcal






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9 comments

Jill April 28, 2021 - 6:10 pm

5 stars
every single component in this dish sounds so amazing!! that salmon, the jerk seasoning, the mango salsa, the rice. It just makes sense to put it all together! So delicious!

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Capri Lilly April 28, 2021 - 6:18 pm

Thank you Jill! I am so glad you like the recipe!

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Faith April 29, 2021 - 3:08 pm

5 stars
Ooh this looks so good! We have a wonderful Jamaican food truck near us that make great Jamaican jerk meats. I never thought of making it myself.

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Jessie April 29, 2021 - 5:29 pm

5 stars
This is such a marvelous dinner recipe! Super tasty and full of flavor!

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Capri Lilly April 29, 2021 - 5:42 pm

Hi Jessie! I am glad you liked the recipe!

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Leslie April 29, 2021 - 5:32 pm

5 stars
I Love that you can buy this jerk seasoning! What a lifesaver!! This is an amazing recipe!

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Capri Lilly April 29, 2021 - 5:42 pm

Its such a life savor! And Grace Jerk seasoning is the best!

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Sunrita Dutta May 3, 2021 - 9:01 pm

Pinning this and can’t wait to make this dish. It has such amazing flavours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Erin August 12, 2022 - 8:23 am

5 stars
Yum. I love the flavors.

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