This Mahi-Mahi with Onion Lemon and Caper Relish is a fast, healthy, satisfying dish that is perfect for a weeknight! Talk about stress-free cooking that you’ll love!
Are you ready for a light meal that’s big on flavor? I know that after the holidays, this is just what the doctor ordered.
Yes, I’m fully aware it’s MARCH and that I’m still claiming it’s “after the holidays”. 🙂
Well, if you’re looking for light, lovely and decadent, you need to look no further than this Mahi-Mahi with Onion Lemon and Caper Relish. I love Mahi-Mahi and it’s one of my all-time favorite white fishes to cook with because it’s a mild-flavored, firm fish that holds up well in many different preparations, from pan-seared to broiled to baked!
The onions take on a hint of sweet flavor, and combined with the freshly squeezed lemon and the salty brine of the capers, it’s makes a great relish and flavor combination to top this delightful fish.
Don’t you just love capers? I do, so I try to add it to many dishes to bring on that salty briny-ness!
What you’ll love about this dish most is, it’s super easy, fast and makes a flavorful weeknight meal. Those are my type of recipes after a long stressful day. How about you?
Last week, I had a very stressful and draining day and this was the perfect solution to relaxing! An easy prep, no-fail recipe that comes together in minutes and one that everyone will love.
Serve it with wild rice and steamed broccoli like I did. Guilt-free eating! Win, win! 🙂
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
- 3 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons capers (in brine), rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
- 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 (6-oz) pieces mahi-mahi fillet (1½ to 2 inches thick)
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté onion, stirring frequently, until golden, about 6 minutes. Stir in water and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, until onion is softened, about 1 minute. Stir in butter until melted, then stir in capers and lemon juice. Remove from heat and keep warm, covered.
- Preheat broiler.
- Pat fish dry, then brush all over with remaining tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Put fillets on rack of a broiler pan and broil about 5 inches from heat until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Serve fish topped with onion, lemon, caper mixture and sprinkle with parsley.
Mahi-Mahi with Onion Lemon and Caper Relish
Recipe from Epicurious.
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy:
- Herb-Topped Fish Baked in Parchment from Recipe Girl
- Oven Roasted Salmon with Orange Spinach Salad from The Suburban Soapbox
- Ginger Soy Sesame Fish in a Pouch from Table For Two Blog
- Healthy Mahi Mahi & Shrimp from Inspiration Kitchen