Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

My friend Matt @ Thyme In Our Kitchen had the house to himself a couple of weeks ago, so I politely invited myself over to cook : )  I suggested that we make fish tacos and Matt's first thought was Mahi Mahi. We teamed up and combined some fresh ingredients to make these delicious tacos. I was in charge of the toppings so I made a zesty red cabbage slaw with some lime sauce while Matt prepared the fish. I must say that I'm proud of those toppings! I found a few fish taco recipes on the web and used ideas from a few of them to create my own.

I love to cook with other people and I look forward to doing this more often. I miss the days of cooking with my good friend Peter; I may have to get him in the mix next time, he has fantastic flavors to contribute!

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

3-4 Mahi Mahi filets
5-6 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2-3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 head of red cabbage
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1.5 tablespoons sugar
1 small carrot (julienne)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
a squeeze of fresh lime
salt and pepper to taste

Lime Sauce
7 tablespoons mayo
1/4 cup cilantro
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 clove fresh garlic, crushed and minced
2 teaspoon lime juice
2-3 tablespoons milk
salt to taste

Pat the filets dry and slice each one into long sections, about 3/4-1 inch wide. Season generously on all sides with cajun seasoning.

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the fish and cook on each side 1-2 minutes or until just barely cooked through and fish starts to flake. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Combine all ingredients and toss to combine

Lime Sauce
Combine all the ingredients except milk and stir to combine. Add the milk to thin to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt

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