February 20, 2009, Newsletter Issue #104: Mahi Mahi recipes

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One of the easiest way to prepare Mahi Mahi is by steaming it. The firm flesh of Mahi Mahi holds up well under steaming. Plus, it is a very healthy way of preparing this delightful fish. Simply add about 1-2 of water to a pan, place the fish fillet into a steamer (or saucepan with a steamer basket). Place the pan over medium heat and cook until done. For a one-dish meal and convenience, you may want to add some fresh vegetables in the same pan. When the Mahi Mahi is done to your liking (it will only take a few minutes), remove from heat. You can tell when it is done when it flakes easily by fork.

Place the Mahi Mahi and vegetables on a serving plate. Sprinkle some herbs (such as basil and garlic) on the fillet. Then, squeeze a fresh orange over the fish fillet. This recipe is very simple, but it will give you the chance to experience the taste of Mahi Mahi in an unadultered and natural way. Enjoy!

For a fancier dish requiring a bit more time and preparation (but well worth it!), try this Red Lobster recipe. It is taken from their Virtual Fresh Fish Cookbook found on their website, www.redlobster.com.

Citrus Glazed Mahi Mahi (serves 5)

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic, minced

c rum

c sweet chili sauce

c orange marmalade

4 Mahi Mahi fillets, skinless

4 orange slices

2 c cooked white rice

c diced fresh cilantro

Preheat an indoor grill to 350, or conventional oven to 400.

In a small saucepan, saute the olive oil and garlic over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

Mix in the chili sauce, rum, and marmalade. Stir. Cook over heat until a syrup forms and marmalade

melts.

Season the Mahi Mahi with salt and pepper to your taste.

Heat 2 t of oil in a large saute pan.

Sear Mahi Mahi in oil until crusty.

Flip and cook until your desired doneness is reached.

Place cooked rice onto a platter, top with seared Mahi Mahi, glaze with citrus rum, and garnish with cilantro.

These are just two great tasting Mahi Mahi recipes for you to enjoy. Prepare both to experience the wonderful culinary delight this tasty fish provides.











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