This blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa is a quick healthy dinner you can whip up in no time. Chunks of mango, avocados, and tomatoes mixed with cilantro and lime really give this dish a kick.
So I came up with this blackened mahi mahi recipe when trying to come up with new dinner ideas to cook that are on the some what healthier side. Of course we are always trying to lose weight, but don’t always succeed at it. It’s hard with a husband who doesn’t eat vegetables and doesn’t really like chicken except for dark meat.
I don’t know if you can fully understand how hard it is to make healthy food and not eat the same thing everyday with someone who prefers meat and potatoes. I mean I could slap down a hunk of beef everyday and be done with it, but even that gets old after awhile.
When it comes to seafood my husband will eat basically all of it. For me i’ll eat it, but unless it’s shellfish I don’t just love it. I could eat lobster, crab, and shrimp all day, everyday. But fish for me has to be dressed up or have some sort of sauce.
That’s why I thought adding some toppings on top of the mahi mahi would be just what the fish needed. And it sure did it for me. The blend of avocados and mango really gave my taste buds a nice treat.
I like to make the salsa first so it can refrigerate and marinate a little while the fish is being prepared. Just cut everything up toss around in a bowl and set in the refrigerator.
When it comes to the fish be sure and pat dry the fish first before seasoning it. This makes the seasoning stick better to the fish. Just evenly distribute the seasoning over all the pieces of fish.
Turn your burner on medium/high heat and heat up the olive oil. Once your pan has came to temperature place your fish filets in the pan. Cook each side for about 4 minutes. The fish does cook fast so keep an eye on it.
After the fish is cooked plate it and then top with the mango salsa. And now you have a healthier dinner to serve to your family. My daughter couldn’t get enough of the salsa. She loves all the ingredients.
Blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa
- 3 mahi mahi filet
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup mango
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 juice of a lime
- Chop up tomatoes, avocado, mango, and cilantro and add to a bowl and mix together with the lime juice and refrigerate
- Add all blackening spices together and mix
- Pat fish dry an add seasoning to all sides of the fish
- Add olive oil to a pan over medium/high heat and once heated add fish to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes on one side then flip and cook for another 4 minutes
- Plate the fish and top with the salsa.