Calizo Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli
About this Recipe
By: Linda Eads
Although this recipe was tested with mahi-mahi, the chili lime sauce would pair well with other types of white fish including halibut and snapper.
- 3 C. broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
- 2 Tbs. water
- 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
- ½ C. fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 C. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbs. honey, preferably local
- ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes*
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Calizo Italian Herbs Seasonings
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 6 oz. mahi mahi fillets
*Use ¼ t. crushed red pepper flakes for less spicy results
Step by Step Instructions
Place the broccoli florets in a microwave safe bowl along with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or just until crisp tender. (Cook time will vary by unit, so check after 2 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly. Do not overcook). Remove from microwave and transfer broccoli to a strainer to drain.
While the broccoli is in the microwave, whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, one-quarter cup olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl until well combined.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the mahi-mahi fillets dry with a paper towel and add to the hot skillet. Brush the tops and sides generously with the chili lime sauce while it cooks. After 4-5 minutes, carefully flip the fillets and brush the exposed surfaces with additional sauce.
Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or just until the fillets are cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer the mahi-mahi to a plate.
Toss the steamed broccoli with the remaining chili lime sauce and transfer to the skillet. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is nicely browned and caramelized, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Return the mahi-mahi and its juices to the skillet. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the blackened broccoli.