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This Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce recipe post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Happy Valentine’s Day! A day to spend some special time with those we love, and show them how much we care. What better way to care for those we love than preparing a healthy and nutritious meal?
Fresh Florida strawberries are the perfect star ingredient for a healthy and nutritious Valentine’s Day meal. There’s the deep red color and heart shape to strawberries that make them perfect for your Valentine’s plate. And Florida strawberries are so nutritious! Did you know that 8 medium strawberries provide your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C? Ward off those winter colds and get some strawberries on your plate.
Sure, strawberries are great as a cereal topping, and tasty in a dessert. (check out the tasty dessert with fresh Florida strawberries we served up yesterday!). But lately I’ve been learning strawberries can make for a delicious and healthy dinner, too. The Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce is a great example of that!
Fruit and fish can be a great combination, doubling the health benefits on your plate. I first came up with the strawberry puree featured in today’s Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce recipe when I made this Quinoa with Salmon and Strawberries recipe for a past Sunday Supper.
The fresh Florida strawberries get pureed with a bit of garlic for some kick, plus basil and honey. This simple preparation lets those Florida strawberries shine. And you really want to let those strawberries shine now, as it’s peak Florida strawberry season! Great way to bring a little taste of summer into our chilly New England home.
There are nine steps listed in the instructions below, kind of a lot considering how easy and quickly this comes together. You can have Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce on your plate in under 30 minutes!
So if you are looking for some last minute inspiration for tonight’s supper with your valentine, you can make this happen. Whip up the strawberry sauce, pan sear some mahi mahi, and top it with the tasty strawberry sauce. Serve with a simple green salad and perhaps some couscous or other grain of choice.
Oh, and don’t forget the bubbly! It just so happens that this Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce goes perfectly with Champagne or other sparkling wine, always a nice choice for a romantic evening. I hope you and your valentine get to enjoy this recipe with some bubbly soon!Print
Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce
Pan seared mahi mahi topped with a spicy sweet strawberry sauce.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
- Total Time: 27 mins
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: American
- 16 Florida strawberries, divided
- 1 clove garlic
- ⅓ cup fresh basil
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 tsp honey
- pinch of salt
- pinch of lavender or mint (I used dried but go with fresh if available!)
- 12 ozs mahi mahi fillet, approximately 1 inch thick
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- Make a quick marninade: combine one tablespoon olive oil, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar in a bowl.
- Add the mahi mahi to marinate. Gently turn the mahi mahi over once or twice so that it gets well coated with the marinade. Set aside for about 10 minutes.
- Make the strawberry sauce: combine 12 of the strawberries, garlic, basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, honey, salt and lavender in a food processor. Puree to liquify the ingredients. You have your strawberry sauce!
- Slice the remaining 4 strawberries and set aside for finishing the dish.
- Spray a skillet with cooking oil and heat the pan on medium high.
- When the pan is good and hot, remove the mahi mahi from the marinade and gently shake off some of the excess marinade. Place the fish skin side down, and cook for 5 minutes without moving the fish. The skin will be getting nice and crispy underneath.
- Use a spatula to turn the fish over to cook with the skin side down for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Turn the fish back to the skin side one more time, and cook for another 2 minutes. At this point, gently cut open the fish at a thick spot to check for doneness. You want to get it so it has turned white throughout, but not overcooked. When the fish is cooked sufficiently, remove from the pan to a plate, and loosely tent with foil. Let it rest a couple of minutes before serving.
- Plate a portion of the mahi mahi, topped by a couple generous scoops of the strawberry sauce. Add a few slices on top of the sauce to finish the dish. Serve with a green salad and enjoy!
For more great information and recipes, be sure to visit Florida Strawberry and the Strawberry Sue websites. You can also find some tasty Florida Strawberry information on the following social media accounts:
Be sure to check out all the great Sunday Supper strawberry recipes via the links below. You can also check out the tasty photos from these recipe by checking out our the Florida Strawberry Pinterest Board.
- Sparkling Strawberry Sangria from Family Foodie
- Strawberry-Basil Spritzer from Eat Picks
- Strawberry and Cream Smoothie from Flour On My Face
- Frozen Strawberry Lemonade from Love and Confections
- Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake from Ruffles & Truffles
- Skillet Baked Strawberry Oatmeal from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Strawberry Banana Hazelnut Crepes from The Crumby Cupcake
- Strawberry Coffee Cake with Greek Yogurt from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Sweetheart Strawberry Scones from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Basil, Brie and Strawberry Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chef Salad with Strawberry Croutons from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Herbed Strawberry Salad from Magnolia Days
- Strawberry Waldorf Salad from Food Done Light
- Balsamic Strawberry Walnut Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil from Soni’s Food
- Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Sauce from Cooking Chat
- Strawberry Mole Chicken from Curious Cuisiniere
- Dark Chocolate Strawberry Parfaits from Daily Dish Recipes
- Flourless Almond Cake with Strawberries and Coconut Cream from Casa de Crews
- Strawberry Cannoli from Palatable Pastime
- Triple Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Plus: Nutritious Fresh Strawberry Recipes plus Strawberry Almond Milk from Sunday Supper Movement
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