Weekend Cooking: Mahi Mahi from The Lobster Place’s Fish of the Month Club

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This post is part of fellow book blogger, Beth Fish Reads‘, weekly meme (a “community” blog post, for all those non-bloggers out there) called Weekend Cooking.

As I mentioned in a post a couple weeks ago, I gave my husband a membership to The Lobster Place’s Fish of the Month Club for Christmas this year. We receive a package at the beginning of the month with 5 different types of fish (which can be frozen) and accompanying recipes.

Lobster Place Fish of the Month Club

The first fish we tried was Lemon Sole and I shared the recipe in a previous Weekend Cooking post. The second was Baked Mahi Mahi with Wine and Herbs. It was light, simple, and easy to prepare and was delicious! The juices of the steamed fish are used to make a yummy sauce and I added pan roasted cherry tomatoes for an extra pop.

Mahi Mahi
About to go into the oven…
Mahi Mahi
The Finished Product









Baked Mahi Mahi with Wine and Herbs
Recipe courtesy of The Lobster Place (originally from foodnetwork.com)

4 sprigs fresh thyme
8 sprigs fresh parsley
8 cloves garlic, smashed
4 (6 oz.) skinless Mahi Mahi fillets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup dry vermouth (I substituted Pinot Grigio)
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Bay leaves (this was actually missing from the ingredient list, but was mentioned in the directions, but didn’t specify an amount, so I guessed 2)
12 cherry or pear red and yellow tomatoes, for garnish (I used these in the dish, rather than just for garnish)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Make a bed of herbs in a medium gratin or baking dish with the thyme, 4 sprigs of the parsley, and the bay leaves. Scatter the garlic on top. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper and place on top of the herbs. Add the vermouth (or Pinot Grigio, in my case) and drizzle 2 tablespoons of the oil over the fish. Cover loosely with foil and bake until the fish is opaque, about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.

Carefully pour the pan juices into a small saucepan and set the fish aside. Reserve the garlic and 4 thyme sprigs. Bring the sauce to a boil over high heat and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. I added the tomatoes to the pan about halfway through the reduction process so they would burst (releasing a tangy sweetness). Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Divide the fish among 4 serving plates. Pour sauce over fish and garnish with the 4 remaining parsley sprigs, the reserved garlic and thyme, and tomatoes (if you didn’t add them to the pan earlier).

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  1. I’m not a big fish eater but I love the idea of a different fish a month. The recipe sounds delicious and I love the idea of the cherry tomatoes.

    Posted 1.31.15 Reply
  2. Beth F wrote:

    We love mahi mahi and that dish looks wonderful. I really love this fish in box at your door.

    Posted 1.31.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      It’s been great so far and forcing me to try new things! You should definitely give it a whirl if you’re interested!

      Posted 1.31.15 Reply
  3. What a fun gift and what a great way to try different fish!

    Posted 1.31.15 Reply
  4. Tina wrote:

    We love fish and Mahi is a big favorite. We are fortune enough to love close enough to the coast to purchase fresh fish. Your pictures are great, it’s a wonderful looking meal.

    Posted 1.31.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      The funny thing is…we live near the coast (and on the Long Island Sound)…there’s just some disconnect from the fishing and the retail! We do have a great fish guy at our Farmer’s Market, but it’s only once a week and the lines are SO long..testament to how badly we need a great seafood store!

      Posted 1.31.15 Reply
  5. jama wrote:

    The recipe sounds delicious — like the use of fresh herbs whenever possible and a light sauce whenever I cook fish.

    Posted 1.31.15 Reply
  6. My goodness, that looks seriously good. We never used to be able to get mahi mahi here, but it does seem to show up at the fishmonger occasionally now.

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  7. Marg wrote:

    This looks like a fun way to try new dishes. I am not great at trying new fish dishes.

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  8. Trish wrote:

    This is such a great way to add fish to your diet once a week! I love that you added the tomatoes during rather than after. I bet they were delicious with the fish!

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  9. The mahi-mahi dish looks and sounds delicious. I’m off to check out the fish of the month club…

    Thanks for visiting my blog–have a great week.

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
  10. what a great gift! I’m going to check it out too. That is a fantastic way to get fish into the diet once/week. Is it farmed fish, do you know?

    Posted 2.1.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Most of it is not farmed, but they tell you the source for each fish in the box. I can’t remember seeing one from our first box that was farmed, but I will pay more attention to our second box, which should be coming soon!

      Posted 2.1.15 Reply

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