The very first time I had fish was in Malibu in my early twenties with my then-boyfriend now-husband. It was a white fish with a walnut crust, and it tasted so light, buttery and delicious, I immediately fell in love. To this day, it was one of the best fish recipes I have ever tried. Now I like to make it at home, and it is so easy. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. You can replace the Mahi-Mahi with any white fish, and double or triple the recipe if you are serving more people.
Fun little fact – did you know that Mahi means “strong” in Hawaiian? You will find Mahi-Mahi in places like near the Hawaiian coast. These fish get to around 50 pounds! They are packed with protein and healthy fats, so dig in.
Today was a rare occurrence – we left the house! Since we have a 3 month old baby, it felt like packing for a week-long vacation, but after a few hours we all got into our car and headed for the beach. I forgot to pack one of the most important things, my daughter’s beach toys…but she found a shovel left at the beach and was happy in the end. Of course, having to keep an eye on a dog, a toddler, and a baby was not the most relaxing trip, but they all had fun and it put a smile on our face. The fresh air and scenery was nice, as always. Driving home, we felt pretty tired from all of the preparation and the outing itself, but I am sure proud of us for getting out! Annnddd its the off-season, so we pretty much had the entire beach to ourself – score!
Walnut Crusted Mahi
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 2 Mahi-Mahi fillets
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Lay the Mahi fillets onto a greased baking pan. Brush with coconut milk and sprinkle with salt.
- In a bowl, mix the melted butter, walnuts, and breadcrumbs.
- Bake the fillets in the oven for 10 minutes, then remove and spread the walnut mixture on top of each fillet.
- Place back into the oven and back another 10 to 15 minutes, until flakes easily with a fork.