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30-Minute Meal Monday: Maple Glazed Mahi Mahi

September 19, 2011

I started my week off right this morning.

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Kombucha- you  make the world a better place. For those of you that don’t know, Kombucha is a fermented tea that is said to have many health benefits aiding with digestion, has anti-viral and antibiotic properties, and is used to detoxify. It has a very vinegar-like taste,  but I find it refreshing and crisp. I enjoyed a Kombucha in lieu of coffee this morning.

Another great way to start the day is a healthy breakfast. One egg + egg whites, spinach, and onions. YUM!

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For lunch I had a huge salad full of spring mix, cucumbers, snap peas, sprouts, and ginger dressing.

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I enjoyed all my eats today, but dinner was the cake topper. Who knew such a simple and nutritious meal could be so delicious.

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What I love about this meal:

  • It’s packed with protein
  • It’s easy to make
  • It’s high in vitamin c
  • It’s high in iron
  • It tasted wonderful
  • It has healthy fats
  • It’s high in b vitamins

Maple Glazed Mahi Mahi

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 2 5-ounce fresh or frozen skinless mahi mahi fillets, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 6-ounce package fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cooked shelled edamame
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 oz. chopped almond

Directions
In a small saucepan  make the maple syrup mixture- combine maple syrup, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, shallot, salt, and pepper. For dressing, in a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup mixture and the olive oil; set aside.

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For glaze, heat the remaining maple syrup mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place fish on greased pan and brush with half the glaze. Cook for 5 minutes. Turn fish over; brush with remaining glaze. Cook for 5-7 minutes more. Sprinkle with rosemary when fish is complete.

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In a large bowl, combine spinach, edamame, pepper strips, and almonds. Drizzle spinach mixture with dressing; toss to coat.

Serve mahi mahi on top of salad and Enjoy!

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Now THAT’s starting off the week right!

What did you have to eat today? Have you ever had mahi mahi? This way my first time to try it and I was impressed.

brittsig

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. shiningfromwithin permalink
    September 19, 2011 8:36 PM

    Mmmmm….bet this would work with tofu or tempeh, too. I love kombucha<3

  2. Kalli and Bill permalink
    September 19, 2011 9:17 PM

    That is starting the week off right! I love kombucha too! So refreshing 🙂 what kind of running issues are you having?

  3. September 19, 2011 9:18 PM

    Loveee kombuchaaaaaa! Your eggs look great! I have never had mahi-mahi (I’m a vegetarian) but it looks delicious the way you made it, and the sauce sounds even betttter! YUM!

  4. September 20, 2011 12:40 AM

    Your meals were so green and lovely and light today! I’m a little jeal, not so much color happened on my plates today. Will fix that tomorrow 🙂

    I love love love Kombucha– like a party in your mouth: fizzy, sweet, sour, tangy… gingerade is one of my fave flavors.

  5. September 20, 2011 4:10 AM

    That looks really good.
    I wish we had our own kitchen right now so I could do my own cooking without feeling so cramped.

  6. September 20, 2011 2:48 PM

    That dinner looks so healthy and delicious.

    I’m not much of a seafood fan, but mahi mahi is my favorite.

  7. September 20, 2011 10:24 PM

    I love kombucha! The gingerade is my favorite flavor too 🙂

    Your mahi recipe looks delicious!

  8. September 20, 2011 11:20 PM

    Dinner looks so yummy! I order mahi mahi out at restaurants a lot but have never attempted to make it. i love almonds and maple syrup so I will have to give this a whirl.

  9. September 21, 2011 7:00 AM

    This reminds me of the movie Smiley Faces when the girl goes “I’d like a Mahi Mahi, but only one because I’m not that hungry” LOL!!

  10. September 21, 2011 2:44 PM

    mmm, super tasty!! so excited to find your blog – i’m also a houston healthy/food blogger!! hope you’re having a great week 🙂

  11. September 21, 2011 4:09 PM

    I LOVE mahi mahi! This looks amazing, Britt. Definitely something I have to try this week. Maybe for my next “Kitchen Tuesdays” post! Thanks for sharing, as always.

  12. September 22, 2011 12:43 PM

    I love mahi-mahi! It is one of my favorite fish to eat. Try rubbing olive oil on it then lightly coating it with parmesean bread crumbs or a light dusting of instant potatos and bake. Yummy!

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