April 29, 2011 | Fish & Seafood
One of the best things about spring is the plethora of herbs growing right outside my kitchen door. And this is one of those examples where you can just have a plain boring piece of fish, or something special with about 2 minutes of extra work.Start with some parsley, thyme, walnuts and breadcrumbs……and pulse in the food processor until you have a nice herbed breadcrumb and walnut mixture.Add just enough extra virgin olive oil to make a paste……then press it onto the top of the fish, season each piece with salt and pepper, and bake. It’s that easy, but it happens to bring spring to the piece of mahi mahi. “And that’s a good thing.”
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 mahi mahi filets, about 4-6 ounces each
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine herbs, walnuts and breadcrumbs in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped and well mixed. Pour into a bowl and add olive oil to make a paste. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and place the mahi mahi in the dish. Press breadcrumb mixture onto the top of each filet, then season with salt and pepper.
- Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove foil and place under the broiler for 2-5 minutes to brown the topping, watching closely to be sure it doesn’t burn.