“May I just get the one Mahi…?”

One of the funniest lines from The House Bunny happens when Ana Faris’s ex-Playboy bunny character orders fish at a restaurant:

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So, I bought mahi mahi at TJ’s last week – and here’s a shoutout to my Aunt Sandy, who sent me a Trader Joe’s gift card! So, this meal goes out to Aunt Sandy!! Thanks!!

I think, as my father’s daughter,  you can never have enough of certain foods in life: namely, mustard and garlic. Also, onions, but that’s a different story. So I decided to make Garlic Mustard Crusted Mahi mahi. I actually adapted this off a recipe I googled, but since this was a solid week ago, I can’t seem to find the original….

Anyway start by mixing spices:

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For the Glaze/Crust: Mix two cloves of chopped garlic, 1 1/2 tbsp whole grain mustard, 1/2 tbsp dried thyme, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup white wine. Note: this looks not so appetizing, but smells positively divine. Set it aside and get your fish ready.

For the mahimahi: Start with one filet of Mahimahi. Warm 1 tsp olive oil in your pan and cook mahimahi on one side for about 7 minutes. Flip the filet over and pour the glaze on top, letting as much as you can fall on top of the fish. Cook in pan until liquid in glaze has cooked out and voila! That’s it!

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Yes, those are large chunks of mustard seed and even larger chunks of garlic. Yes, I needed gum after dinner.

Next, I sauteed up some spinach and roasted the half of a sweet potato that was edible in my fridge (grad school life is a little like the hunger games…). For the best roasted sweet potatoes using coconut oil, check out this post.

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As I said above, I seriously needed a breath mint, but DANG everything was bursting with flavor. That flavor mostly being garlic, but hey, it’s super delicious and super good for you!

 

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