Friday, December 12, 2008


2 pieces of fresh mahi mahi
herb oil (recipe follows)
2 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled or chopped
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 large ripe tomato, seeded then diced
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
juice from 1/2 large lime
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make the salsa: In a bowl, add the avocado, tomato, cilantro, bacon, and lime juice. Mix thoroughly. Taste, then season with salt and pepper as necessary. Refrigerate the salsa while cooking the fish.

Preheat an oven-safe pan over high heat. Add 3 tbsp of herb and garlic infused oil to the pan. While the oil is heating, season both sides of the fish liberally with salt and pepper. Once the oil has just barely begun to smoke, place the fish in the pan flesh-side down. Cook over high heat for about 2 minutes or until the flesh has caramelized nicely and has released from the pan. Flip the fish and cook over high for another 1 minutes. Baste the fish with the herb oil using the oil pooling in the bottom of the pan or adding more if there isn’t enough in the pan. After a minute, place the pan into the 350 degree oven and bake the fish for another 4 minutes, until the mahi mahi is just cooked through and still utterly moist and delicious. (If you’re having a hard time flipping the fish and the fish is sticking to the bottom of the pan, the fish is not ready to be turn. This is the case when searing all meats - when the flesh releases naturally they are ready to be turned.) cook times may vary due to the thickness of the fillets Remove the fish from the oven and serve with the avocado salsa. Garnish the dish with a drizzle of infused oil.

courtesy of: What We're Eating

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