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8 May

Healthy Tastes Great!

Tired of the same old protein night after night? Maybe you eat fish regularly, but don’t often venture beyond your staples of salmon and tuna? Then give Mahi Mahi a try. It rarely disappoints.

Pan-seared Mahi Mahi with Sautéed Vegetables

Mahi

Rinse and pat dry two fillets. Heat pan with dab of coconut oil. Pan sear fillets on medium-high heat and then cook until done (approximately 5 minutes a side) on medium heat.

In separate pan, use coconut oil or butter to sauté a mix of peapods, bell peppers, white onion, broccoli, and other veggies of choice with salt, pepper, garlic, a ½-1 tsp. fresh minced ginger and splash each of extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil and rice vinegar at end of cook time.

Heap veggies on fillet and let rest covered for 2-3 minutes.

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Mahi

Marinade two fillets of Mahi Mahi fish for 1-2 hours in a mix of ½ cup lime juice, ½ cup coconut oil, 1 Tbsp. cumin, and 1 tsp. minced garlic. Prepare grill, placing rack 5-6 inches above coals.

Place fish on foil, skin side down and place on grill rack. For fillets an inch or less, grill for approximately 7-8 minutes. For fillets larger than an inch, 9-12 minutes are recommended. The fish is done when the middle is opaque but moist.

Grilled Mahi Mahi is a great quick and simple meal to serve with guacamole and cut veggies or a “salsa salad” of chopped tomato, red onion, avocado, and black beans if desired. Season salad with lime juice, cumin and salt and pepper.

Baked Mahi Mahi with Pesto and Tomatoes

Mahi

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse fish fillets and dry with towel.

Finely chop a small bunch of fresh basil with several stems of parsley and three large cloves of garlic. Sauté in pan with coconut oil or clarified butter (melted with white milk solids skimmed off). If desired, after somewhat cooled, blend more completely in food processor.

Place fish in small baking dish, and “butter” fish with clarified butter or coconut oil. Set aside. Mix additional butter or coconut oil with mixture of water and fresh lemon juice. (You’ll need enough to not quite cover the fish in the pan.) Mix with liquid sauce chopped basil, parsley and garlic. Bake in the oven until the middle of the fish is opaque but still moist.

Discard liquid.

Sauté cherry tomatoes until softened and warmed. Serve immediately with fish, and drizzle pesto over both.

melodrama.ca, Chewy Chua, DR000 Flickr Photos (CC)

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  2. I love the recipes. Beautiful photos, by the way. Makes me want to run out and get some fish for grilling tonight.

    Jen wrote on May 8th, 2008
  3. Yeah and i am on a fish free diet this week as I am doing a heavy toxic metal test this weekend!!

    Great ideas there, next week then!

    sarena wrote on May 8th, 2008
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  5. Yum. I love Mahi Mahi and these recipes look awesome. I’m going to have to try the one with pesto!

    JivaFit Julie wrote on May 12th, 2008
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  7. Love these recipes. I decided I wanted fish for breakfast and am giving the baked recipe a try. I am slightly confused about whether or not I am supposed to cook the fish with the pesto on it? Thanks!

    Meredith wrote on July 27th, 2012

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