Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Put the AH! in Mahi Mahi

Sometimes my body just wants more protein. No better way to satisfy that craving than an awesome bit of fish. Simple and quick. Add your veg and you have a gorgeous meal!

Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi fillets (I used the frozen ones from Costco)
1/4 cup olive oil
4-5 garlic cloves, roughly crushed with side of knife blade
approx 1-2 tsp dried bouquet garni herbs (parsley, sage, thyme...)
Coarse sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F. If fish is frozen, quick thaw in warm water bath. Be sure it is thawed through. Rub generously with coarse salt and pepper on both sides. Place oil, crushed garlic cloves and herbs in oven-safe skillet (I use my cast iron). Heat until olive oil just begins to smoke and add your fish fillets. Cook about 2-3 minutes on first side until flesh releases from pan naturally, then turn and cook other side for 1-2 minutes. Once both sides are seared and flesh has released, place entire pan in oven and bake for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

There are all sorts of ways to serve this. You can add an avocado tomato salsa, a buckshot salsa with black beans, baby bella green beans and sweet corn, garlic roasted asparagus, roasted rainbow veggies, or serve it with spinach and garlic mashed potatoes and a green salad. Use your imagination!
We enjoyed it with a gorgeously colorful quinoa salad.

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