Pan seared mahi mahi recipe coated with a blend of savory and sweet spices. Each fillet is served with a crunchy and refreshing honey lime coleslaw.
Hot days and warm nights have me craving some lighter meals and ice cream. Do you agree? I was doing a little brainstorming for quick, easy and refreshing dishes and I dreamed up something I know you are going to love. I’ve taken one of my most popular taco recipes and added some extra crunch. This pan seared mahi-mahi with honey lime coleslaw is a flavor explosion! All the magic is in the spice rub, and I want to let you in on my tasty secrets. Just promise me that you’ll share, let’s go!
Mahi-Mahi is one of my favorite fish to cook because it has a very neutral flavor, heartier texture and takes on any flavors so effortlessly. I break out my trusty cast-iron skillet for a quick pan sear of the spiced fillets.
I love how I get a little bit of caramelization on the surface from just a tiny bit of brown sugar and dry spices that sizzle on the hot pan. These fillets cook pretty quick depending on the thickness, so once it’s nice and flaky, it’s done.
I am all about blackened dry rub. I keep my spice cabinet fully stocked with a variety of spices. It’s the best way to add a ridiculous amount of flavor.
I’ve coated these gorgeous fillets with a mixture of smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, a touch of brown sugar, garlic and onion powder, oregano, black pepper and salt. A touch of sweet, savory and smoky, oh yeah.
All of the earthy flavors from the mahi-mahi calls for a refreshing salad. Just a few chops with your knife and it’s ready in minutes. I’ve mixed the crunchiest vegetables I could find, bell peppers, cabbage, and carrots. All of those colorful vegetables get tossed in a simple honey-lime dressing. Cool, crisp and satisfying.
Whenever mahi-mahi is available fresh at the store, I swoop up a few pounds. I’ve also found that Trader Joe’s sells them in the frozen section. I’ve used frozen fillets many times and just defrost the day before, or run it under cool water in the sealed package for a few minutes right before cooking. I like to have some frozen on hand whenever I want some Tahitian mahi-mahi in vanilla sauce. If you haven’t tried it, don’t wait for a second longer!
This dish is so dreamy! My blackened mahi-mahi fish tacos have been a hit with my incredible readers, so I knew that I needed to take those flavors and create a new dish to give you an even healthier option. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
How do I properly store spices and herbs?
I hope I’ve convinced you to build your spice collection. It enhances the flavors in your dishes! Make sure to store your spices and herbs as far away from intense heat sources like ovens and stoves. The heat will speed up flavor loss and may cause caking. Keep spices away from direct sunlight or you will notice dulling of color and loss of flavor. Keep those containers tightly closed and use dry measuring spoons to prevent adding moisture to the jar. Your spices will typically have an optimal flavor for about 6 to 9 months after opening, so try to do an annual check for appearance and aroma. Toss out and get new spices when needed so your dishes have maximum flavor! (Source: Tampico Spice)