Recipe – Blackened Mahi Mahi
My dinner last night was fabulous. As promised, I have included the recipes. These recipes are a little more complex. I got them from a restaurant in the British Virgin Islands. It’s more of a list of ingredients and some loose suggestions on preparation.
If you’re not afraid to play around in the kitchen, you may just end up with a outstanding meal… I would be happy to try to help with any questions… Enjoy!
Blackened Mahi Mahi
1 part cumin
1 part Cajun seasoning
1 part paprika
1 part dried basil
- Rub each filet with olive oil, then salt and pepper each piece.
- Dust with blackening seasoning and a couple tsp of chili powder (the heavier, the spicier).
- Heat cast iron skillet (no oil) on high for at least 10 minutes before adding the fish.
- Blacken fish by searing for approximately 2 minutes on each side (depending on the size and thickness of each filet).
- Drizzle a teaspoon of oil on each piece of fish as you add it to the pan.
- You will know that the fish is done when it can be flaked with a fork.
Red Wine Vinegar
- Use equal amounts of diced tomato and cucumber, slightly less diced onion.
- Add chopped roasted garlic cloves, I use many more that I would with fresh garlic because the roasted garlic is much less potent.
- Add chopped basil leaves, I would use a handful for each tomato that you use.
- The vinegar and lemon juice can be added to taste. I like my salsa to have a little more tang.
- I do not use much olive oil, but that can be done to taste as well.
- The same goes for the salt and pepper.
- Let the salsa marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Tomato Cores (from salsa tomatoes)
Fresh garlic cloves
Dry ground mustard
- You should have equal amounts of tomato and onion, everything else can be done to taste.
- Saute in fish pan until cooked down to almost nothing.
- Whirl in food processor or blender and add additional lemon juice to thin the sauce.
Cilantro Lime Rice
- Cook the rice according to the directions on the container.
- When done, squeeze the juice from 2 limes and add a chopped bunch of cilantro.
- Stir to combine.