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Wednesday, September 30

Mahi Mahi with Citrus Pan Sauce

So my normal method of mahi usually goes..... marinade for about 4 hours in either lemon juice, minced garlic and olive oil, or marinade for about 2 in lemon and orange juice, then throw it on the grill. Every time. No deviation. I do the same with swordfish and shark.

For whatever reason... while the mahi was marinading... I was struck with a desire to fancy it up a little. But what to do? My mahi was already having a leisurely bathe in OJ.... hmmm....

Why no just poach it right in its marinade and make a sauce from the liquid!?

So this is what I did.. and it worked awesome.


1 lb Mahi Mahi
enough orange juice to cover the fish in the dish you will marinade and bake in
1 lemon (for juice)
1 fish bouillon
garlic powder
2 knobs of butter
1 T corn starch


Place the fish in an oven safe dish, and squeeze your lemon juice all over the fish. Pour just enough orange juice to cover the fish. Marinade for about 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Carefully pour out some of the orange juice so it only comes up about 1/4 of the way up the fish. Add enough water so it is cover halfway. Sprinkle on the garlic powder.... and crush up the bouillon to a powder and sprinkle it on as well.

Place a knob of butter on top of each fish and stick it in the oven until the fish feels like it will flake with a fork. About 30 mins.

Remove the fish from the oven and carefully take the fish from the liquid and onto a plate to rest.

Meanwhile, heat a pan and pour all of your orangey cooking liquid into it.

While the liquid heats and begins to bubble in the pan... in a separate bowl spoon some of the liquid in with the cornstarch and mix it well. When the liquid in the pan begins to boil, slowly add the cornstarch mixture a bit at a time, stirring often, until it begins to thicken.

Place the mahi on serving plates and pour the sauce over each one equally.


I think if I had thought of this in advance, I would have used white wine in place of water in the sauce... but alas... I had no wine.. and the water served its purpose. :)


Anonymous Amanda said...

Sounds delicious, Lea! Citrus poached mahi w/ a citrus pan sauce.... wish that was on my plate for dinner tonight! :-)

9:52 PM  

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