Being from Maryland, I naturally love seafood. I have fish at least two or three times a week so I am always looking for new ways to make it. I love shrimp and crab and scallops and especially salmon and Halibut. I usually get a great price on fresh sockeye salmon and halibut at Costco. But this week Costco had a special on Mahi Mahi...something I have never seen there before. I remember ordering Mahi Mahi in Hawaii years ago while there on vacation and I have never tasted any fish anywhere that good since. So, I bought it and did a simple pan sear and finished it off in the oven and it was all that I remembered. They call it the Poor Man's Lobster if that tells you anything about this tender, moist, flaky white fish.....so good!
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi
4-6 fresh Mahi Mahi filets
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cut fillets to the size you want to serve and lay in bowl of heavy cream. Mix breadcrumbs with salt and pepper and a pinch of Old Bay seasoning. Coat fish in breadcrumb mixture and press down firmly so that mixture will adhere.
Heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat in a non-stick pan. Pan fry fish for a few minutes on each side just until lightly browned. Remove and place on baking sheet that is coating with non stick spray or parchment paper. Bake fish at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until flaky in the middle. Remove from pan and onto paper towels to blot off any excess oil. Sprinkle with lemon juice if desired. Best fish ever!
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