Saturday, September 1

Well We Are Not In Hawaii, But We Can Do Mahi Mahi In The Wine Country

The night before my 45th birthday and since my hubby has been surprising me all week with birthday gifts and goodies...I was really pleased to have him come home from work this evening with the the words "don't worry about dinner", "I've got it tonight".  Well you don't have to tell me twice.  It is weeknight and a school night so all I had to do was worry about a quick and easy dinner for the kids and then I was to kick back and hang with my hubby as our kitchen once again turned into some gourmet eating establishment.

Fresh Mahi Mahi, Homemade MangoSalsa and Fried Plantains were the menu this evening. 

Mahi Mahi
5 Ounce piece of Mahi Mahi (keep skin on)
Ground Cumin
Old Bay (seafood spice) or poultry
Chili Powder
Sea Salt

Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together, then put on a plate, take the Mahi Mahi and place it (fish side down) onto the spice mixture and really get the fish covered completely, use pressure and press down on fish.  Sear the fish in a pan until golden brown *SKIN SIDE UP* the pan should have EVOO in it.  Flip the fish over and "finish" cooking in a *ALREADY pre-heated oven at 350 degrees* for about 5-10 more mins.

Mango Salsa
Fresh Cilantro
Red and Yellow Onion
Red Bell Pepper
Splash of OJ (totally okay for this recipe)

Chop ingredients and place in bowl (this is best to do a day ahead, however hours before is fine also) the longer this sits the better the flavor, but for tonight we did what we could with time.  The leftover salsa makes for a great breakfast in the morning with eggs.

Fried Plantain

1/2 banana per serving, cut into 1/2 inch slices on the bias, fry in light oil, set aside.

Another clean and healthy meal made at home, again I am always talking about prepping foods learning to love food enough to get creative with it.  Not only is it better for us since we control what goes into our food, but it is so much more cost effective.  The dinner was amazing.


Rum-Punch Drunk said...

This dish looks really nice and quite straight-forward to make. Just might have a go at this one.

What is EVOO? As a wild guess is it oil or butter or similar as you said the pan needs this in it?

Furita Rhapsados said...

oooh this looks delicious!

Much better then the typical sunday roast *_*

Looks just as yummy and healthy!!


Helena Fortissima said...

Yum...looks fabulous! There is a whole lot of flavor going on in this dish. Will have to try plantains; they are readily available here, but just haven't cooked with them at all.

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Minerva said...

Good recipe.

Nice day!