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Summer is winding down, so I am trying to get as many summer-ish dishes posted as I can before the good ol hearty football foot starts popping up again!

This looks pretty darn tasty. Thanks!

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Pan Seared Mahi Mahi over Sticky Coconut “Rice” with Mango Salsa

Prep time
15 mins

Cook time
20 mins

Total time
35 mins

Serves: 4

For the salsa

    1 mango, peeled and diced
    ¼ red onion, finely diced
    ½ red bell pepper, finely diced
    ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
    1 avocado, peeled and diced
    juice of 1 lime
    ¼ teaspoon of coarse sea salt

For the rice

    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    1 head cauliflower, stem removed, roughly chopped
    ½ cup canned coconut milk or coconut cream (I used coconut cream)
    pinch of salt
    ¼ cup unsweetended shredded coconut

For the fish

    2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil if you don’t do dairy)
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    4 pieces of mahi mahi
    ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
    cilantro, to garnish
    unsweetened shredded coconut, to garnish


    Mix together salsa ingredients and place in fridge.
    Add chopped cauliflower to a food processor with the shredding attachment to “rice” the cauliflower.
    Place over large pot over medium heat, add coconut oil then add riced cauliflower. Add coconut milk/cream along with a little salt. Mix together to incorporate and let cook for 10-12 minutes or until soft. Once soft, add shredded coconut, mix, then turn down heat to low to keep warm.
    Add a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and olive oil. Once very hot, pat mahi mahi dry and salt on both sides, then add to the pan and cook on both sides for 5-7 minutes. Do not crowd pan because that will make the fish steam instead of getting a nice crust on both sides. Cook in batches, if needed.
    Place mahi mahi on top of coconut rice, top with mango salsa and garnish with cilantro and shredded coconut.

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