classic pan fried mahi-mahi

by Heguiberto on April 23, 2012

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classic pan fried mahi-mahi

classic pan fried mahi-mahi

These mahi-mahi steaks were wild caught from Hawaii. I purchased them at Sun Fat in the Mission. Among the many good things about food that arrives at your table super-fresh like this fish is that you don’t need to fuss with it too much to bring out the best flavor. I always go for the classic combo of lemon, salt, olive oil and occasionally a bit of garlic. That’s it. It sounds Greek. Sometimes I grill; sometimes I just cook them on the stove top.

classic pan fried mahi-mahi

3 small, ultra fresh wild caught mahi-mahi steaks
½ tsp lemon zest
Juice of ½ lemon
Kosher salt
Black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
½ garlic clove, mashed
3 thin slices of lemon for garnish

Season fish steaks with salt, pepper, lemon zest and garlic. Rub pieces with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Pour remaining olive oil into a large skillet on high heat. Give pan a good swirl to coat the surface. Put fish steaks in and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Finish by squeezing lemon juice into pan. Let it sizzle a bit. Transfer to a warm serving dish and decorate with lemon slices.

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Krista April 23, 2012 at 2:17 am

I really like how you added lemon zest in addition to the traditional juice. That sounds so good to me right now. 🙂
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Devaki @ weavethousandflavors April 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I don’t think you could have done a better job on these fish fillets – lemon zest and garlic.WOW! What more could a fish want ? 🙂

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elchonon April 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

do you remove the skin before ?

Heguiberto April 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

Hello there yes it was skinless.

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