Sunday, September 19, 2010

The fish so nice, they named it twice.

*disclaimer: I am neither a food stylist nor a food photographer.
It will pretty much always taste better than I make it look.
So far I have had two requests:

1. Recipes
2. More More More! (love you, amy)

I aim to please...


Chili Lime Mahi with Avocado Corn Salsa and Cilantro Lime Rice
adapted from the mess going on in my noggin' most days

The Shopping List:

  • 4 Mahi Filets - 3 oz or so each (or whatever flaky white fish toots your horn)
  • 1/2 medium lime
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 large avocado, diced
  • 1/2 large yellow or red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c diced tomato
  • 1/4 c finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 medium lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • pinch of salt

  • 1/2 c long grain brown rice
  • (used white jasmine this time as B isn't a big brown rice fan and he's been a real trooper about eating it anyway lately)
  • 2 T butter (yes, the real stuff)
  • 1/4 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 T fresh cilantro, chopped

The To Do List:

  1. Cook rice according to package while you work. (I threw it in the rice cooker and moved on with life...)
  2. When rice is finished, mix in the butter, cilantro and lime juice.
While your rice is cooking...
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Place fish filets on the foil and spritz cooking spray or brush with olive oil, then rub pepper and chili powder on filets. Wash gross fishy smell from hands.
  3. Squeeze juice from 1/2 lime over fish and bake for 20 min or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
While your fish is cooking...

  1. In a stoneware bowl (don't use metal for citrus fruit, kids), combine red onion, bell pepper, avocado, corn and tomato.
  2. Squeeze in lime juice and add chili powder, cumin, cilantro and salt.
  3. Pop 'er in the fridge and let 'er sit and soak up the flavah while your fish and rice finish up.
Serve it all together and enjoy!

Thanks to the lovely folks at our Sunnyvale Farmer's Market and the support staff at Trader Joe's... I think this meal cost a grand total of about $7.00 and made about 4 servings.
Cheap and Easy! Sounds like good time...

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