Monday, May 7, 2012

Mahi in wine, butter, & lemon sauce along with a light antipasti salad.

I wanted to be creative today, so I decided to take my love of cooking to another level! I bought this fresh Mahi fillets from my local fish market, but you can get the frozen individually sealed packs in your store's freezer isle. I call the salad "Light Antipasti" because I have left out the ham & salami to serve my family a lighter alternative to the traditional Italian antipasti. I promise you, this has been one of the best dishes I have ever made for dinner for my family. If you decide to try it, you will not be disappointed. Recipe below!

4 Mahi fillets
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoons cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2  lemon

2 large cucumbers
2 large tomatoes
2 fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon of dry oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black cracked pepper
1 tablespoon if white vinegar
1/4 cup of EVOO
1  8oz fresh mozzarella cheese

4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of dry white cooking wine
1 tablespoon of butter
1 cup of baby bella mushrooms
1/2 lemmon

 Prepare your salad first this way while you are cooking your Mahi, all the flavors in your salad can be marinating. Cut your tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh mozzarella into cubes and throw in a bowl. Roll both your fresh basil leaves together on your cutting board, and finely chop. Add both basil & oregano to your bowl. Mix the vinegar, EVOO, sea salt, and cracked pepper in a small bowl to ensure the salt properly dissolves. Poor this dressing over your salad and toss. You are done!

Now for your fish, heat your cooking pan on high, and throw butter in and allow it to melt. Season your fillets with garlic powder, salt, pepper, & lemon juice. Place your Mahi fillets about 1 inch apart from each other on pan. Allow 2 minutes for that side to cook, then flip over and allow another 2 minutes for other side to cook.  Mahi cooks fairly quickly, so make sure you don't over cook your fillets.

For the garlic & mushroom sauce, you will melt butter in pan. Cook garlic for about 1 minute. Throw the baby bella mushrooms in pan and cook along with garlic. Pour the white cooking wine in pan, and squeeze half the lemon in. Cook sauce until it starts to simmer. Once done pour over Mahi, and serve.

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