Mahi with Avocado Topping and Roasted Asparagus

Looking for another simple and healthy dinner option to feed your family? Last night I made this sauteed Mahi with Avocado Topping and it was as easy as it was delicious. You can actually use the topping on any piece of fish you like (Mahi can run a little on the expensive side…we threw caution to the wind and decided to treat ourselves). Or, you can omit the topping altogether (although I could do an entirely separate blog entry on the benefits of avocado).

Preparing the Mahi

1. Rinse the fish under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

2. Spray your frying pan, or use a non-stick pan.

3. Brush fish with coconut oil, and season with a little bit of salt and pepper.

4. Cook fish on medium-high heat for approximately 6 minutes. Flip, and cook on the other side for an additional 6 minutes. If the cut of fish is thick, you may wish to cover while cooking (as I did). Fish should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.

Avocado Topping (makes enough topping for 3-4 servings)

1. Cut up an avocado into small pieces and then using a fork,  mash it in a bowl until creamy. Some lumps are fine.

2. Add salt, pepper, finely chopped garlic and Parmesan cheese to taste (I lightly sprinkle a bit of each into the mixture).

3. Dice half of a tomato, and add to the bowl.

4. When fish is cooked, warm topping briefly/slightly (using either your microwave or a small pan) and add to the fish.

Last night I served this dish with a side of Roasted Asparagus (you’ll want to start the asparagus just before placing fish in pan)

Roasted Asparagus

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Rinse asparagus under cold water.

3. Grasping the middle of the asparagus with one hand, and the bottom of the asparagus with the other hand, bend lightly and asparagus ends will snap off naturally.

4. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spread asparagus over tray so as not to overlap one another.

5. Lightly cover asparagus with extra virgin olive oil and salt to taste.

6. Place in oven for approximately 15 minutes, turning over half way through cooking.

Happy (healthy) eating! Hope you enjoy!