Monday, August 27, 2012

Recipe for Crispy Pan Fried Mahi-Mahi

I pan fried this mahi-mahi but I think you could spritz it with olive or other oil and bake with good results.

Time:  15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  • 10 oz. mahi-mahi (or other firm white fish)
  • 1/4 cup Italian panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, chopped very finely in food processor (reserve a few unprocessed for serving)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Finely chopped Italian parsley for serving


  • Cut out any blood line from fish and pat very dry.
  • Sprinkle each piece of fish lightly with olive oil.
  • Mix panko and chopped pistachios together and sprinkle each piece of fish heavily with mixture; press mixture firmly to adhere.
  • Heat a thin layer of olive oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick pan.
  • Cook fish 5-6 minutes per side, until just beginning to flake when pressed with spatula (don't overcook!).
  • Remove from pan and blot off any excess oil.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and parsley.