Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dinner is Served!

--Blackened Mahi Mahi
--Steamed green beans
--Baked sweet potato fries

The Mahi Mahi recipe came from here. The sweet potato spears came from Trader Joes, already cut and skinned and ready to cook.

The verdict? I like it. A few things, though:

Next time I will use WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY less Cayenne. Not sure what I was thinking about. Oh wait. I was watching Y & R. 'Nuff said. Also, as you can see by the recipe, they don't mention how much they used of each seasoning. So I just mixed an equal part of each but I did use less Cayenne than the rest of the seasonings. Clearly not a small enough amount for my delicate sensitivities (read: I don't really eat spicy food).

I will also use less cumin. Why didn't somebody tell me about that stuff? Good GRIEF! It tastes good but definitely don't need as much.

Other than that, I think I did a good job for my first time. The 2nd filet is a bit, uh, charbroiled. Like, if you remember at the end of The Five Heartbeats when Choir Boy was making the ribs? Yeah. Got a little sidetracked (darn you, Victor Newman and Katherine Chancellor!).

I have another mahi mahi steak in the fridge and I will try this again on Thursday. Tomorrow is Cardio Funkytown and I won't have time to do all of this before I go.

All in all, two thumbs up!


MzInspiredMind81 said...

I've been wanting to try mahi mahi but hadn't. That recipe has been duly noted! Thank you ma'am. Now I'm going to bed..it's 1:30am...why am I still up! LOL

Marilie said...

LOL! You are gonna be tired today.

I like the taste of mahi mahi. It has a good flavor to it. I think you'll like it. Let me know whenever you give it a try. :)

giraffy said...

Cumin is one of those spices that you either love or hate... I happen to hate it, in the same way I hate cilantro, lol.

I am intrigued by the sweet potato fries... I must try.

Marilie said...

Next time I will just check in with you, first. :lol:

The sweet potato fries are YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY. I brushed with olive oil and sprinked some Kosher salt on them (their directions also said pepper but I didn't use it). I took them out after 20 mins to flip them over and then I sprinkled a very small bit of brown sugar on them and put them back in for 10 more minutes.

I think #1-3 would like the sweet potato fries, too. :)

Christie said...

I've never had Mahi Mahi, but I want to try it. I hear it's good.