Busy Weeknight Dinner: Mahi Mahi with Avocado Mango Salsa

There are nights when turning on the oven is about all I have time for… actually most nights that would be my preference. Because I value my family eating healthily, I usually spend more time than I wish preparing food. Once in a blue moon a healthy meal collides with a convenient timeline, and I. am. sold. Bonus points for this idea: my husband (and company) love it.

I’d like to share this recipe to help anyone else in a similar predicament. :) I buy frozen Mahi Mahi at Costco, so the price of the meal is a lot more palatable than you might assume.

Mahi Mahi with Avocado Mango Salsa

Ingredients:

1 Mahi Mahi filet per person (children can usually split)
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
2 Mangoes
2 Avocados
A knob of ginger
Lime Juice

Side Ideas:

Steamed Rice or Mashed Cauliflower
Salad

1.    Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper over the fish.Bake according to the package directions. I rarely seem to remember to thaw my fish before baking, so it took me about a half hour to cook at 425.




2.    Get the rice or cauliflower cooking. (My rice steamer is one of my favorite appliances! If you make rice a lot, I highly recommend the investment.)
3.    As the fish is baking, cut the avocados and mangoes into small cubes. Add a tablespoon of lime juice.

4.    Cut the ginger into tiny cubes. Set to the side. (I only add this zesty addition to my husband's and my plates. It has a little too much kick for the kids.)
5.    When the fish is white and flakes easily with a fork, it is ready to be plated. Add a few scoops of the salsa over the top. Remember to add the ginger to the adult plates.
6.    Add your side dishes and enjoy!

Side note: One of my sons is grain-free right now, so I opted for mashed cauliflower even though rice is a more complementary pairing. I steamed a head of cauliflower. When it was easily cut with a fork, I blended it in my food processor with a little water and some Kerrygold butter.

I hope you enjoy this easy dinner!

Posted on July 29, 2015 and filed under Building Your Home.