Blackened Cajun Mahi Mahi with Coconut Lime Rice

Blackened Mahi Mahi & Coconut Lime Rice

It has been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog, but I have some great recipes to share. Unfortunately I do not have photos for all so we are started with one I did remember to take photos of. This was my first time making Mahi Mahi and I loved it! I better give credit where credit is due though because I stole this recipe from Tastes Lovely . I am sure they must have tons more delightful meals I need to check out. Anyways check out this delicious and well balanced meal.

Blackened Cajun Mahi Mahi

Ingredients:

  • Rub Ingredients:
    • 2 tsp dried parsley
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp dried thyme
    • 2 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper ( I added a heaping tsp to add an extra kick)
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
  • Other Ingredients:
    • 4-5 (5oz) Mahi Mahi filets, thawed and patted dry  (I got mine at Trader Joe’s; you can substitute with another type of fish if desired)
    • 2 Tbsps coconut oil
    • lime wedges

Directions:

  1. Mix all the rub spices together on a plate by using a fork.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a medium size pan over medium high heat. While heating coat the filets in the rub and then place in pan and cook thoroughly.  This may be roughly 4 mins per side.
  3. Serve warm over coconut lime rice (details below) and topped with avocado slices and lime juice.

 

Easy Coconut Lime Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup white jasmine rice (if you choose to use brown rice you will need more liquid and need to cook longer)
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) of light or low fat coconut milk
  • juice of half a life
  • salt to taste
  • optional: zest of 1 lime

Directions:

  1. Over medium heat in a small pan, saute the rice in the coconut oil for about 1 minute.  Pour the coconut milk and stir.  Bring to a boil, then cover with a lid, and reduce heat. Simmer the rice for approximately 35 mins (may be a little less).  Remove from heat and let sit with lid for another 10 mins (if in a rush you can skip this step).
  2. Remove the lid and fluff rice. Stir in the lime juice, zest, and salt.

 

I like to pair my fish and rice with a green veggie.  ENJOY!