Pan-Seared Citrus Mahi

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

February is Heart Health Month,  and what better way to celebrate than to  try a new heart-healthy recipe? The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (preferably fatty fish, rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids) at least twice a week. Mahi is a tasty variety that  not only supplies omega-3s but also serves as a  good source of lean protein–and it’s low in saturated fat. Enjoy it with a simple citrus marinade loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants for a super healthy meal. Your heart will thank you!

Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi with Citrus Marinade

Pan-Seared Citrus Mahi

Serves 2

Ingredients

Two (6 oz.) fresh mahi filets (or other firm white fish)
Juice of 1 whole lemon
Juice of 1 whole orange
1 Tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. raw honey (local if possible)
2 Tbsp. organic grapeseed oil
1 tsp. dried thyme
Pinch of salt, pepper

Directions

1. Place mahi filets in a dish for marinating.

2. Juice lemon and orange in a bowl, then whisk in cider vinegar, honey, oil, thyme, salt and pepper.

3. Pour mixture over mahi; cover and place in fridge for 20 minutes.

4. After 20 minutes, heat a stainless steel skillet  over medium-high heat. Place mahi on oiled skillet and cook 3-5 minutes per side. Turn mahi once.

5. Remove mahi from skillet. Try serving  mahi with roasted Brussels sprouts.

Nutritional information per serving: 345 calories, 16 g fat, 21 g carbs, 31 g protein