We eat fish about three times a week to get our dose of Omega 3. My husband does all the grocery shopping, and fortunately, there are always different fish for sale each week.

He often finds a small bin in the meat department that has bargain fish, which is normally very expensive. Eating healthy while saving money is a win-win situation.

Many people stay away from cooking fish as they often don’t know what to do with it or how to use the best seasonings.

I want to share a few favorite recipes for Mahi Mahi which is a tender and solid fish and does not have that “fishy taste or smell.” I do like the fact that fish cooks up fast though the downside is that it’s easy to overcook in a matter of minutes.

Easy Mahi Mahi

Ingredients

1 large piece of Mahi Mahi (easily serves 2) – about 10 to 12 ounces

3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil

1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

1/2 cup of chopped fresh onions

1 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce

Spices: 1 teaspoon each of basil, rosemary, lemon pepper spice, garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large pan.
  • Add the cilantro, onions and spices and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Brown the fish on both sides.
  • Add the soy sauce.
  • Cook the fish until it is no longer translucent.
  • Put the veggies on top of the fish.
  • Serve the dish immediately after preparation.

*Brown rice and sliced cucumbers go nicely with this dish.

Marinated Mahi Mahi

I rarely serve fish to company because if it should somehow get overcooked it is almost inedible.

Ingredients

  • 2 large pieces of Mahi Mahi (serves 4 generously)
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil for cooking

For the marinade

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of basil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Blend together the ingredients for the marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the fish.
  • Turn the fish over in about 30 minutes.
  • Allow to marinate for another 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add the fish pieces in the frying pan and turn after about 4 minutes.
  • Cook the fish until it is no longer translucent.
  • Pour the left over marinade on top.

*Serve with couscous, steamed carrots and a small green salad.

A few ideas about fish:

  • Buy and cook wild caught fish.
  • Make sure the fish is fresh.
  • Freeze the fish if it has not been previously frozen.
  • Always make sure to not overcook fish.
  • Have fun experimenting with spices and sauces to add flavor to the fish.
  • Different fish have their special texture and taste.

Do you have a favorite fish recipe that you’d like to share with the community? Have you ever tried to cook Mahi Mahi, and if so, how did you like it? Please join the conversation below!

Carol StanleyCarol Stanley has many interests in life including writing, reading, cooking, biking and speaking. However, she feels most passionate about her painting which she says keeps her centered and content. Her art appears on Fine Art America. You can also visit Carol’s website at http://feelbettereveryday.blogspot.com where her book, Feel Better Every Day, is available for sale.

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