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coconut-poached mahi mahi

Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

A great dish, from Hawaii.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For coconut-poached mahi mahi

  • 1 sm
  • 15 oz
    can light coconut milk
  • 1 lg
    thai green chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 lb
    skinless boneless mahi mahi (or other firm white fish fillet)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 sm
    head bok choy, torn (about 3 cups)
  • crystallized ginger, for garnish (optional)
  • green chili, quartered lengthwise, for garnish (optional)

How To Make coconut-poached mahi mahi

  • 1
    Finely shred the peel from the lime, then juice the lime. Set aside the lime peel.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the lime juice, coconut milk, thai chili, and sugar.
  • 3
    Cut fish into 8 portions; rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Rub salt on fish portions, then place fish pieces in coconut milk mixture in saucepan. Cook fish, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover; gently stir in bok choy, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • 4
    Ladle fish with cooking liquid into individual serving bowls. Top with lime peel and, if desired, ginger and green chili garnish.

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