Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  1. Mix the first eight ingredients in a shallow dish. Coat both sides of the fish fillets in the spice mixture and set aside. In a large cast iron skillet or griddle, heat a small amount of vegetable oil until smoking. Blacken the fish over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side. In a small saucepan, reduce the lemon juice, wine and shallots until the liquid is almost completely gone. Add the cream and reduce by half. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter a little at a time, making sure that the sauce does not separate. Plate the fish and serve with a couple of spoonfuls of sauce.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 128g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 500  
Calories from Fat 440 88%
Total Fat 50.08g 63%
Saturated Fat 31.11g 124%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 1201mg 50%
Potassium 367mg 10%
Total Carbs 7.29g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 12%
Sugars 1.32g 1%
Protein 7.38g 12%
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  • Anne Kruse
    This was really good. My fish ended up being a bit chewy. I don't know if it had to do with the seasoning or not. The only thing I will do differently if I cook it again is use less salt. The sauce that goes along with it is wonderful. I'm sure it's fattening, but it's got great flavor. I used less butter though, two sticks is a lot of butter. I don't think it needed that much anyway. Really good!
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    • Michael Douglas
      Made this for DJ and step-son last night. Never having blackened anything, I really wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. But to my great joy, it turned out absolutely terrific! The fish was cooked all the way through and the seasoning was almost perfect.

      I used two Tbl of regular paprika and two of smoked sweet paprika. And like the above reviewer, I didn't use all the butter called for. Other than that, I followed the recipe as shown. The only thing I would do different next time is reduce the amount of smoked paprika by 1 Tbl.

      Great recipe! Going to have it again!
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      • Cook
        November 25, 2015
        Perhaps a grand idea, but faaar more complicated that is really necessary. Excellent++ food does NOT require that many ingredients, in M. Bitalli's show kitchen or at home. (If Mario ever makes this for his own family, yo can bet that this is NOT the formula used!) A fun 'show' I guess, but a near worthless formula and method. Sorry folks, but great cooking does NOT have to be this complicated.
        • ShaleeDP
          November 11, 2014
          My kid likes fish and I would try most recipes that I find online or print. This looks nice.
          • Chef Smith
            October 25, 2011
            I am glad you enjoyed it! I will tell yall this...I take the ingredients for the spice mix and I make a huge batch of it and use it on other things too!

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