Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

(By Stephanie L. Dela Cruz)

Mahi Mahi with Mango SalsoMahi-mahi (mah-hee-mah-hee) is one of the many wonderful fishes that can be found in the beautiful blue waters of Hawaii. It is also known as the Dolphinfish but is in no way related to our flippered friends. It has a firm texture, mild in taste, and versatile to cook with. This is a light and healthy dish combining another Hawaiian staple: Mangoes. Sweet, ripe mangoes tossed with lime, onions, cilantro, with a little kick from serrano peppers.

Ingredients:

8 mahi-mahi fillets

kosher salt/ fresh ground pepper

canola oil

For Mango Salsa:

3-4 ripe mangoes, peeled then cut into small cubes

1/2 medium red onion, small dice

juice of 1 lime

2 serrano chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

1/2 tsp kosher salt

Directions: Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl and mix well, but gently. Cover and refrigerate 15-30 minutes while you're preparing the mahi-mahi fillets.

For the Mahi-mahi:

Pat fillets dry with paper towel then coat with a little canola oil on both sides (so fish won't stick when cooking) then season both sides with a little salt/pepper.

You can choose to either grill the fish or cook it on the stove. Either way, you want to cook it 5-6 minutes per side on medium-high heat. If you are cooking on the stove, add a couple tablespoons of canola oil to the pan before adding the fish.

Top cooked mahi fillets with a nice portion of mango salsa and serve Makes 8