Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Mahi Mahi is a very flavorful and meaty fish. Since we did not really use this fish back home, I was looking online for different ways of preparing this fish. I came across a Taco recipe few years back and really enjoyed eating them. This is just a perfect combination of all the flavors and I love the idea of using Nectarine in making salsa. I didn’t modify this recipe much other than using smoked paprika instead of cayenne and leaving out avocado in salsa; mainly because I always forget to buy it :).

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Spice Mix
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

Other Ingredients:
4 (4-ounce) mahi mahi fillets
Oil spray
12 corn tortillas
Nectarine salsa (recipe follows)
Zesty sour cream (recipe follows)

  1. Combine spice mix ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine. Sprinkle this evenly over both sides of the fish and keep aside.
  2. Spray some oil on a skillet and heat it over medium heat. Once it is hot, place the fish and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side until the fish is cooked through. Remove from heat, break it in few chunks and keep aside.
  3. In a separate skillet over medium heat, heat the tortillas few seconds per side until warm.
  4. To serve, fill each tortilla with chunks of fish and top it up with Nectarine salsa and Zesty sour cream.
Nectarine Salsa
2 cups nectarine – diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper – chopped
1/4 cup red onion – finely chopped
Few sprigs of cilantro – finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (adjust to taste)
1/2 jalapeno – finely chopped (adjust to taste)
1 clove of garlic – crushed or finely chopped
Salt to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, adjust according to taste and serve chilled. 
Zesty Sour Cream 
1 cup sour cream
Few sprigs of cilantro – finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
1 teaspoon hot sauce of your choice
Salt to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, adjust according to taste and serve chilled. 
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  1. Hay Ke, i want to try this recipes mayb with another kind of fish

    1. I've also tried with Tilapia and it was pretty good. Let me know how it goes.


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