Dinner, Seafood

Savor the Sea: Blackened Mahi-Mahi

Picture this – a symphony of spices, the sizzle of fish hitting a hot pan, and the anticipation of a culinary adventure. Our Blackened Mahi-Mahi recipe promises not just a meal but a sensory experience. Join us as we dive into the art of blackening, transforming simple Mahi-Mahi into a dish that’ll transport you to coastal bliss.

Not all recipes are created equal, and this one stands out in the crowd. The mahi-mahi, with its firm texture, provides the perfect canvas for a dance of flavors – paprika, thyme, and a hint of smokiness. The blackening technique seals in the juices, creating a mouthwatering crust that encapsulates the essence of the sea. This dish isn’t just about cooking; it’s about crafting an experience, a culinary journey that indulges your senses.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Mahi-Mahi fillets
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Prepare the Spice Blend:

  • In a bowl, mix paprika, dried thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

2. Coat the Mahi-Mahi:

  • Pat the mahi-mahi fillets dry with paper towels.
  • Rub both sides of each fillet generously with the spice blend.

3. Preheat the Pan:

  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or heavy pan over medium-high heat.

4. Add Olive Oil:

  • Pour olive oil into the hot pan, ensuring an even coating.

5. Sear the Mahi-Mahi:

  • Place the seasoned mahi-mahi fillets in the pan.
  • Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until a beautiful blackened crust forms.

6. Rest and Serve:

  • Allow the fish to rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Adjust the cayenne pepper to control the spice level, catering to your taste preferences.
  • For an extra layer of flavor, marinate the mahi-mahi in the spice blend for 30 minutes before cooking.

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Blackened Mahi-Mahi Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix paprika, dried thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

  2. Pat the mahi-mahi fillets dry with paper towels. Rub both sides of each fillet generously with the spice blend.

  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet or heavy pan over medium-high heat.

  4. Pour olive oil into the hot pan, ensuring an even coating.

  5. Place the seasoned mahi-mahi fillets in the pan. Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until a beautiful blackened crust forms.

  6. Allow the fish to rest for a couple of minutes. Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges.

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