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Natural Awakenings Twin Cities

Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Mango Chipotle Sauce

Observation: The mahi-mahi fillets release liquid as they bake. This is normal and does not harm the final results. However, to minimize the amount of liquid mingling with the mango while it roasts, simply arrange the mahi-mahi and the fruit on opposite sides of the sheet pan with the red onion positioned in between to create a barrier.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

4 6-oz. mahi-mahi fillets
2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 large mangos, peel removed, and diced
½ large red onion, cut into thin wedges
1 T. fresh thyme leaves 
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/8 t. chipotle pepper
Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

Directions:

1.    Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or a Silpat™ baking sheet. Set aside.

2.    Add the mahi-mahi to the sheet pan and drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil on top. Use a pastry brush to spread the oil evenly over the surface of the fillets. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, to taste. 

3.    Arrange the diced mango on the same baking sheet in a single layer without overcrowding.

4.    Add the red onion wedges and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Spread the oil with a pastry brush until the onion is completely coated. Top the fillets and the onion with most of the fresh thyme leaves and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

5.    Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the mahi-mahi is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from oven and transfer to a plate. Set aside and keep warm.

6.    Transfer the roasted mango to a blender or food processor and place the onions back in the oven to roast for several more minutes while you prepare the mango sauce.

7.    Add the fresh lemon juice, chipotle powder, and a few fresh thyme leave to the blender or food processer with the roasted mango. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and pulse until smooth.

8.    Remove the onions from the oven and divide between four serving plates. Top the onions with a baked mahi-mahi fillet and some of the roasted mango chipotle sauce. Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme, if desired, and serve immediately with your choice of sides. Enjoy!

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