After making new friends with the fish guy at my neighborhood Whole Foods (I highly recommend chatting up your seafood guy or butcher. They have TONS of prepping and cooking tips), I saw that they had this pre-seasoned macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi. All I had to do was literally throw it in the oven. Dinner that’s basically already done for me? $5 per fillet? Of course I had to buy one.
Recently having eaten some not so good mac crusted mahi mahi, I had pretty low expectations for a $5 fillet from the grocery store. I just had to put it on a baking sheet and bake it at 400° for roughly 30 minutes (I say roughly because I kind of forgot to set a timer, so I just kept checking on it).
While the fish was cooking, I put some basmati rice on the stove and served it with dinner. Garnished with a sprig of flat leaf parsley (a true garnish…It’s covering the huge piece I accidentally pulled out when checking for doneness:))
Guys, this $5 piece of fish was about 50x better than the much pricier version at Roy’s. My only complaint is that it was just a bit too buttery. While butter makes everything taste good (and trust me, that rings ever so true in this case), it’s probably not the greatest thing to slather all over what could potentially be a healthy fish dish.
But…it’s got macadamia nuts. And butter. For me, taste trumps health in this case. I hope this wasn’t just a one time thing, because I plan on buying this very often.
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