Wild Mahi Mahi With Quinoa is a great family meal! It is healthy, delicious and so easy to prepare. All you need: fresh ingredients and about 30 minutes! I feel good after eating such a healthy and balanced meal. I am also glad my family enjoys it as much as I do!
We choose to buy wild fish because it is a healthier choice and brings a lot more health benefits! Mahi Mahi is a low fat fish full of nutrients. It is also very low in mercury. It contains beneficial minerals, vitamins and protein needed for optional health. It has a mild, semi sweet flavor that makes it a great option for children too.
The kid’s Wild Mahi Mahi With Quinoa version:
My three year old son loves fish and quinoa but asparagus and saute spinach not so much. I offer it to him when I cook it and I am keeping positive that eventually he will like it. Remember sometimes it takes 15-20 tries for a child to accept a new flavor.
- 3 wild Mahi Mahi fillets
- 1 cup Organic Quinoa
- 2 cups Organic Vegetable Broth
- salt (I like to cook with Celtic Sea Salt because it is a healthier choice of salt), pepper, Organic Paprika (according to taste)
- A little All-Purpose Flour
- Olive Oil
- To cook quinoa: bring vegetable broth to a boil (you can also use chicken broth) add the quinoa, reduce to medium heat and cook for about 10-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and cover. Let it stand for a few minutes and serve.
- For the Mahi Mahi: I decided to cook the fish a large pan instead of baking this time. All the fish needs is a little bit of olive oil. Season the fillets to your own personal taste and cook in medium-high heat for a few minutes each side. If you like a little heat add a pinch of cayenne. This time to season my fish I used a bit of flour, salt, paprika and pepper and I placed it in a shallow dish. I then dredged the fillets in the mixture and cooked in the large pan 3-4 minutes each side. The fish was delicious!
- If you decide to bake it, just place the fish on top of parchment paper, season to taste and bake at 375 for about 10-15 minutes (depending on how thick the fillets are).
- You can serve it with a side vegetable dish too. Adding vegetables to your meals will increase the nutritional value and create healthy eating habits!
- I made sauteed asparagus and spinach with a little olive oil and salt. Spinach needs only a couple of minutes on medium heat. Asparagus will take a bit longer about 5-8 minutes to cook.