Citrus Mahi Mahi with Roasted Butternut Squash

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mahi mahi is not a fish I usually make but it was on sale from Fresh Direct so I figured, why not. Was digging around Pinterest and came across this recipe from loveveggiesandyoga and decided to check it out. Love me some fish in a citrusy sauce!  Could not locate some of the ingredients the recipe called for so I made some substitutions still came out pretty tasty and not fishy at all which was my big fear with this mahi mahi.

I served it with my version of fried rice and some lovely roasted butternut squash.

MAHI MAHI with Citrus Sauce
3 Mahi Mahi fillets
Juice of one orange
3 tablespoons Ms Dash's Salt Free Poultry Mix (containing sweet chili pepper and other yummy ingredients like thyme, cayenne pepper, etc)
3 tablespoons sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet till hot. Wash and dry fish well. Place fish on skillet, add about 1/2 of juice over it and also drizzle another tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle with 1/2 the Mrs Dash, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes or until the bottom corner of fish begins to brown. 
Resist the urge to move fish around or you won't get a nice sear. 
Flip fish over. Add another tablespoon of oil--drizzle carefully on all the pieces. Add remaining Mrs Dash and OJ. Cover and cook another 3-4 minutes till white and opaque. Remove to plate and allow to rest.
Adapted from:

Healthy Fried Rice:

Cooked brown rice is something I usually have on hand either homemade or from leftover take out (hanging head in shame). Always nice to spruce it up and make into a yummy side.

Some things you might consider adding are an egg, ginger, carrots, edamame, corn, and a bit of soy sauce.

No strict rules here. This time what I did was heated up rice in a bit of sesame oil, added a bit of powdered ginger, added an egg which I promptly scrambled. Added a bit of low sodium soy sauce and voila! Healthy fried rice.

Roasted Butternut Squash
Use the recipe I posted here for roasted root veggies, substitute squash. If you wish, add a bit of maple syrup at the end.

Hope you enjoy!

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