LEMON GARLIC WHITE BEANS AND MAHI MAHI


It's been a busy few weeks running around town. I'm feeling a bit worn down and desiring a greater focus on healthier and nourishing food. When I finally had some quiet time in the kitchen, I decided to make a quick and easy recipe, Lemon Garlic White Beans and Mahi Mahi, a dish featured on the lovely blog, Kahakai Kitchen.


The ingredients were simple, refreshing and familiar with the combination of lemon, parsley and fish, but with a twist of pomegranate seeds, which makes a beautiful contrasting garnish and enhances the citrus lemon flavors. 


The recipe is very straightforward, delicious and can be prepared in half an hour if you use canned beans. Since I enjoy making beans from scratch, there were additional steps. Also the original recipe from Clean Eating Magazine calls for juice from two lemons, which is excessive for my taste, I think 1/2 to 1 lemon should suffice. Deb wrote similar notes on her blog when reviewing this recipe. The addition of butter is optional, but helps to round out the flavors beautiful. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Thanks Deb for sharing!

LEMON GARLIC WHITE BEANS AND MAHI MAHI
(adapted from Clean Eating Magazine, November/December 2009)

Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup low-sodium canned northern white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup Italian flat leaf parlsey, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 lemon juiced, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 6-oz. wild mahi mahi filets
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Method
  1. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Turn down heat to medium and add beans. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring with a spatula to avoid beans sticking to the skillet. Then add broth, parsley, and cook for 2 minutes. Next add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and butter, if using.
  2. Add mahi mahi, cook the filet on each side for 5 minutes or until no longer translucent. Place 1 mahi mahi fillet and 1/2 cup beans on each plate. Top fillet with 2 Tbsp pomegranate seeds. Garnish with additional parley leaves, if desired.
Serves 2

37 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks divine

KennyT said...

Heavenly! You have used all the ingredients I love!

lululu said...

i love mahi mahi! i'm not a fish person who only eats few types of fish! mahi mahi is definitely one of them!
and i cant believe u put pomegranate seeds, such a perfect addition!

pityenlacocina said...

what a lovely combination of flavours, i love these ingredients, well done! cheers from london

The Diva on a Diet said...

I agree, it does look divine - especially the white beans. Yum!

HoustonWok said...

LOOK AT THIS DISH!!! Healthy and refreshing I must agree. Maybe if I ate like this I wouldn't have to workout so hard lol.It's a crazy life we foodie's have.

Simply Life said...

YUM! Mahi mahi is one of my favorite types of fish - that looks amazing!

Sook said...

I'm always looking for a different way to cook fish! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I'll have to try it.

high low said...

So pretty! Love the addition of pomegranate seeds!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely soup and I always like mahi mahi too. Great photo.
Sam

Lele said...

So genius to put the pomegranate seeds on top! It makes it so beautiful!

Nina's Recipes said...

Absolutely delicious! XO

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I thought this was so delicious looking on Deb's site and just as much here too. It's so vibrant and has a feel of comfort to it that I just love!

doggybloggy said...

what a luxuriously simple and simply luxurious dish - I can imagine every single bite!

Debinhawaii said...

So glad you tried and liked this dish and your picture is gorgeous too.

I loved how easy this dish was and so good. I also thought the lemon to be excessive and cut mine down--and I like a lot of lemon.

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

I am just starting to learn to like fish and I think this might be a good recipe for me!

Cucinista said...

What a mouth-watering dish. I am drooling already. Great blog, by the way. Just found it but will definitely be stopping back.

Nancy said...

Hi Christine - Great recipe! Mahi-mahi is my favorite fish, and I love the addition of the pomegranate seeds. I cook my beans from scratch, too; they are so delicious that way :)

girlichef said...

This looks so delicious and "clean"!! I remember thinking that when I saw it at Deb's place, too...great job...so pretty, too :D

Amanda said...

Yum. Two of may favorite things - white beans and mahi mahi.

Fresh Local and Best said...

Thanks everyone for chiming in on what a great recipe this is! And thanks again Deb for sharing.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Beautiful! So artistic and healthy. I am a lemon lover to the extreme.
And Kahakai Kitchen is my favourite blog!

Joanne said...

I bookmarked this on Kahakai Kitchen as well! I love how fresh and simple all of the ingredients are. Your pictures are amazing!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Natashya - I adore Kahakai Kitchen too!

Joanne - Thanks so much!

Sweta said...

Wow-that looks picture perfect!! Love the pom seeds-definitely gives the dish a lot of colour :)

El said...

This looks like a wonderful healthy, simple dish. Thanks for the recipe!

Sherry Page said...

This dish looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, what a beautiful dish, and such lovely ingredients. I bet it tasted amazing.

Margot said...

Christine - this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how pomegranate seeds bring so much color to the table. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful :)

The Chef In My Head said...

My daughter is getting married in Kauai, HI in December. I am in the process of collecting recipes I can take with me to prepare there during our stay. This is perfect! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Sophie said...

Whata divine dish!! Just so lovely, Christine!!

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Velva said...

This looks fresh, healthy and delicious!

By the way, we are planning to visit Gottino's and spend time in the Chelsea Market Place. Your recommendation was much appreciated! I will definitely let you know how everything goes!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Velva, I'm looking forward to hearing about your trip!

HippieMom said...

Love the ingredients! It's a piece of culinary art WoW!!

Janice said...

This looks so elegant, I love the colors and the flavors.

Divina Pe said...

Very comforting dish. Light and healthy but still grounding. Beautiful colors too.

Liz said...

I am making this tonight. To celebrate the end of Thanksgiving.