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Friday, May 1, 2009

Go Fish

Some nights you just don’t want to put forth a lot of effort to get dinner on the table. Ok, lots of nights. But you still want to eat well. In other words, something like this ain’t gonna cut it:

Note: this horrifying sight comes to you from my friend John C., who provided the pic. I cannot be held responsible.

So, instead of a tinned, triple-processed, chicken-like product, consider making Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Tomatoes, a great healthy dinner for when you’re short on time. The sesame oil adds a deep, rich flavor to the fish. If you want to splurge, sprinkle a few toasted sesame seeds on top of the fish as you plate. I added Trader Joe’s sweet potato frites (thanks, Kelly K.) on the side and 20 minutes later we were enjoying a home-cooked meal:

Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Tomatoes
Serves 4

1 pint grape tomatoes
1 T extra virgin olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, crushed
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 Mahi-Mahi fillets (4 to 6 oz. each)
1 T toasted sesame oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 T chopped basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Slice tomatoes in half and place on baking sheet. Spray or drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Roast in oven about 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Drizzle toasted sesame oil on both sides of fish. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place mahi-mahi in skillet and cook about 3-4 minutes. Flip and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes.

Plate mahi-mahi and roasted tomatoes, and garnish both with basil.

1 comment:

  1. I am definitely going to try this dish! It sounds like the perfec thing for a post-30 year old like me! ;)