With the holidays coming up I am trying to keep our dinners light and somewhat fresh this month. We have had grilled chicken, veggie omelets and this mahi mahi. My goal for this month is when I am not eating cookies or cake I am eating something healthy. It’s called balance, people:-).
We also have a birthday. My oldest, Ella, turns eight today and I just can’t believe it. Eight is kind of not so little anymore.
Eight means two more years and she is in double digits (and she has reminded me of that a few times.) Eight means that she wants to redecorate her room with peace signs and glitter and not teddy bears and bows. Eight means she is almost halfway through elementary school, when it feels like she just started. It means if I am wearing something that she doesn’t like she will tell me what I should wear instead (and there is a good chance I will take her advice.) Eight also means sleepovers, which is probably the most scary item in this list…especially when it is SIX girls at my house. Seriously, I am stressing.
So, you can see why I am posting recipes like this in the middle of December. I need some lightness in my life. I also need to make it to the gym at least four days a week, which is tough right now.
The shining star of this recipe is the pineapple salsa. The Mahi is a great fish, but this salsa is such a great recipe. If you have never had pineapple salsa change that right now. Make this. If you like sweet heat this is probably the best sweet heat you will ever taste. We had veggie burritos earlier in the day on Sunday and Jim threw some in his burrito and he said the salsa was awesome in it. You could also just eat it with some chips – cause it’s salsa and that’s what you do with salsa.
If you have read this blog for any period of time, you probably know that I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s. Well, they have the best pineapple and they are usually 2.99, which is a great price. If you have an Aldi’s I think you can usually get them really inexpensively there, too. Did you know that Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s are owned by the same company? TJ’s also has great and reasonably priced frozen fish which is where this Mahi is from. I think Aldi’s has good frozen fish, too….it’s all making sense now:-).
Pineapple is also great to add to a stir fry. Amazing, really.
So try this salsa today. Add a ton of jalapeno and – Enjoy!
Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa
- 1 lb Mahi Mahi
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Tablespoon EVOO
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 cups pineapple diced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 1 good handful cilantro
- 2-3 jalapenos seeded and diced
- a good squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of Teriyaki sauce optional
- Salt to taste
- Sriracha optional
- Heat butter and EVOO in a skillet over medum high heat. Pat fish dry and salt and pepper on both sides. Place fillets in the skillet and cook about 3 minutes on each side.
- Remove fish from pan and squeeze lemon juice in with the butter and cook for one more minute. Spoon butter over fish if desired.
- For salsa add pineapple through Teriyaki sauce and mix until combined. Add salt to taste.
- Spoon salsa over fish. Drizzle with Sriracha if desired.