Recipe for Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa

mahi mahi with mango salsa

mahi mahi with mango salsa

All things from the sea are considered part of Aphrodite’s domain. But Mahi Mahi has more than folklore on its side. It’s a protein powerhouse, helping to give you the sustained energy you need for a long night of passion. It’s also a source of nutrients to help metabolism, brain health and hormone production. Here, it’s topped with a sensual salsa that should really help get your evening off to the right start. 

mahi mahi with mango salsa
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Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa
Course: dinner, Lunch
Diet and Health: Healthy
Ingredient: fish
Servings: 4
Ingredients
For the Mahi Mahi:
  • 4 oz mahi-mahi fillets skin on (approx 4each)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil such as grape seed
For the Mango Salsa:
  • 1 medium mango
  • 1 small sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 red and 1 green jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves*
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar*
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c cooked Basmati or Jasmine rice.
Instructions
For the salsa:
  1. Peel the mango.
  2. Slice flesh away from pit then dice fruit into 1/4-inch cubes.
  3. Transfer mango to a medium mixing bowl. Add onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic and vinegar. Toss to thoroughly combine.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  5. For the fish:
  6. Rub the fish fillets with the salt and lemon juice then rest for 30 mins.
  7. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat and then add the oil.
  8. Sear the fish, skin side down for 3--4 minutes.
  9. Turn the fish and saute until cooked through, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Keep a careful eye on the fish at this stage. You do not want to overcook.
To serve:
  1. Place /2 c rice on each of four plates. Top with mahi-mahi, served skin side down. Spoon the mango salsa over each fillet.

 

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