Lemon Mahi Mahi

Updated: Mar 8

This month we're sharing a variety of healthy recipes from the Trainers to celebrate National Nutrition Month & kick-off our Nutrition Workshop Series! Try this pan-seared Lemon Mahi Mahi from Danielle - it's not only easy and delicious, it's also a healthy and light dinner recipe that you can't mess up.

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon

  • 4 mahi mahi filets

  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 4 TBSP cold butter, cut into 4 pieces

  • Salt and pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cut half the lemon into thin slices. Juice the remaining half for about 1.5 Tbsp of juice; set both aside.

  2. Pat the fish dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the oil in a large heavy or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mahi mahi and sear undisturbed until well browned on the bottom and the sides are cooked just past halfway up the filets, about 4 minutes. Flip the filets and continue to sear until just cooked through and the flesh flakes easily, 2-4 minutes depending on the thickness of the filets. Transfer to a serving platter.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the lemon juice and garlic. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula.

  5. Add the lemon slices, then stir the butter in one piece at a time.

  6. Remove the pan from the heat. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper as needed. Pour over the mahi mahi, sprinkle with fresh parsley, and serve immediately.

*This is a very forgiving recipe :)



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