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Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli

Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi is a flavorful meal that can be put on the table in less than 30 minutes, making weeknight meals a breeze! Add a side of blackened broccoli for even more flavor!

Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi in a skillet with blackened broccoli is an easy weeknight meal!

Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi is tasty paired with blackened broccoli!

Heart disease and inflammation problems run in my family health history. To aid in prevention of these issues for our family, I have been including at least one meal per week that includes fish. The benefits of Mahi-Mahi make it a true powerhouse of a dinner!

The literal meaning of Mahi-Mahi is “strong, strong”. Unlike many other fish, the mercury levels are low. Here are some other benefits of the fish:

  • Excellent source of vitamins B-3, B-5, B-6 and B-12. These help control cholesterol, joint issues, inflammation, healthy skin, brain and nerve health, mood control, liver function, and more.
  • Very lean but packed full of essential amino acids and enzymes.
  • Healthy dose of potassium that aids in lowering blood pressure and combat heart disease.
  • Contains healthy fat – omega 3 fatty acids are a lipid that we could all use more of in our diet!
Fork holding a piece of mahi-mahi. Look at the beautiful interior!

Ingredients:

Broccoli Florets, fresh or frozen
Water
Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Cilantro
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Honey
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Chili Powder
Ground Cumin
Garlic Powder
Salt
Ground Black Pepper
Mahi Mahi Fillets

Instructions:

Place the broccoli florets in a microwave safe bowl along with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or just until crisp tender. (Cook time will vary by unit, so check after 2 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly. Do not overcook). Remove from microwave and transfer broccoli to a strainer to drain. Set aside.

While the broccoli is in the microwave, whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, one-quarter cup olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Set aside.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the mahi-mahi fillets dry with a paper towel and add to the hot skillet. Brush the tops and sides generously with the chili lime sauce while it cooks. After 4-5 minutes, carefully flip the fillets and brush the exposed surfaces with additional sauce.

Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or just until the fillets are cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer the mahi-mahi to a plate. Set aside.

Toss the steamed broccoli with the remaining chili lime sauce and transfer to the skillet. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is nicely browned and caramelized, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Return the mahi-mahi and its juices to the skillet. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the blackened broccoli. Enjoy!

Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli

Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Encourage a healthy diet with this flavorful Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 3 c. broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 2 T. water
  • 3 T. fresh lime juice
  • ½ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. honey, preferably local
  • ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • ½ t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. ground black pepper
  • 2 6 oz. mahi mahi fillets

Instructions

Place the broccoli florets in a microwave safe bowl along with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or just until crisp tender. (Cook time will vary by unit, so check after 2 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly. Do not overcook). Remove from microwave and transfer broccoli to a strainer to drain. Set aside.



While the broccoli is in the microwave, whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, one-quarter cup olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Set aside.



Heat the remaining olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the mahi-mahi fillets dry with a paper towel and add to the hot skillet. Brush the tops and sides generously with the chili lime sauce while it cooks. After 4-5 minutes,
carefully flip the fillets and brush the exposed surfaces with additional sauce.



Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or just until the fillets are cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer the mahi-mahi to a plate. Set aside.



Toss the steamed broccoli with the remaining chili lime sauce and transfer to the skillet. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is nicely browned and caramelized, approximately 3-4 minutes.



Return the mahi-mahi and its juices to the skillet. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the blackened broccoli. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 631Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 914mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 9gSugar: 12gProtein: 47g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/11/2020

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