One-Pot Wonders

spicy caribbean mahi mahi

April 20, 2015
Author Notes

Fresh mahi-mahi delicately poached in a spicy tomato broth and served over sticky rice is a healthy, delicious favorite! —garlic and zest

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound mahi mahi fillets, cut into four portions
  • 5-6 green scallions, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 8-oz can good quality tomato sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (depending on your tastes)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-3 grinds black pepper
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • juice of half a lemon
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • 2 cups cooked sticky white rice
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a 9" or 10" skillet with a lid add the olive oil and heat over medium low heat. Add the scallions, garlic and shallots and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft and translucent, about 10-15 minutes. (Don't crank up the heat - you don't want these vegetables to brown).
  2. Add the tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine and continue cooking, uncovered until sauce has thickened somewhat, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup water and place the fish fillets in the poaching liquid. Put the lid on securely and poach the fish on low to medium low heat for about 8 minutes. Using tongs or a spatula, flip the fish over and continue to poach an additional 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Squeeze lemon juice over the fish and chopped parsley. Serve on top of sticky white rice. A cool cucumber salad is really good with this to take the heat off.
  4. Note: Poaching liquid should be looser than a typical tomato sauce. If its too thick, stir in two to three tablespoons of water to loosen it up. Taste sauce and adjust seasonings as needed.

See Reviews

See what other Food52ers are saying.

Review