Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mediterranean Mahi Mahi

Fresh white fish paired with a light tomato, olive, and artichoke sauce.  The Italian herbs oregano and basil pair well with the orange and lemon to really bring a lot of fresh flavor to the fish.  I was inspired by a recipe in Bon Appetit, and modified it to my own liking.  I added Artichokes, used Black Olives instead of Green, and added in lemon juice to give it more flavor and moisture.  Not only is this Mediterranean dish heart-healthy, using olive oil, tomatoes, olives, and artichokes over white fish, but it is absolutely delicious also.  When we ate it, we both agreed it tasted so decadent (yet it was so so healthy).

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Minced Onion
1 Cup Dry White (or Rose) Wine
1 (14 ounce) Can of Stewed or Diced Tomatoes
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Dried Oregano (or 2 Tbsp. Fresh)
1 tsp. Dried Parsley (or 1 Tbsp. Fresh)
2 tsp. Dried Basil (or 2 Tbsp. Fresh)
4 4-5 oz. Mahi Mahi Fillets
1 Small Can Sliced Black Olives
1 Can Quartered Artichoke Hearts
2 tsp. Dried Oregano (or 2 Tbsp. Fresh)
2 tsp. Fresh Orange Zest
2 tsp. Lemon Juice

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.  Add in minced onion and cook about 3-4 minutes.  

2. Pour in wine and boil about 3 minutes, or until it's reduced to 3/4 Cup
3.  Stir in the tomatoes with juice and bring to a boil.  
4.  Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fish.  Place fillets on top of tomato mixture.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until fish is opaque and cooked through.
5.  Transfer fish to plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
6.  Add black olives, artichokes, orange peel, lemon juice, oregano, and basil to tomato sauce.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook about 7-8 minutes, or until thick and reduced.  
7.  Place a Mahi Mahi fillet on a plate and cover with 1/4 of the sauce.  Serve with Italian bread and a side of (or on a bed of, as I did) steamed spinach.  Or, for more substance, serve over cooked brown rice or wheat pasta.


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