Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lazy Monday.

I love mondays. It's my day off work and that is my favorite way to start the week! I usually do some grocery shopping, laundry and hang out with my family :) This particular Monday was filled with baking, praying and husband helping me make dinner!

We feasted on mahi mahi, roasted asparagus, and monster bars for dessert! (recipe to come)

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Roasted Asparagus and White Wine Cream Sauce:

Recipe adapted from Kirsten

2 6 oz filets of mahi mahi
2-3 oz macadamia nuts
1/4 c flour
1 egg, beaten
2 tbs milk
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil

1/2 c white wine
1/4 c heavy cream
1 tbs butter, cold, cut into chunks
Salt and white pepper to taste

1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed
Olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions for Asparagus:

Heat oven to 350. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes or until desired doneness.

Directions for Sauce:

Reduce wine over high heat until reduced by half. Whisk in heavy cream, remove from heat. Whisk in 1 tbs butter (cut into 4 small pieces) until an emulsion forms. Set aside and keep warm for service.

Directions for Fish:

Meanwhile, toast macadamia nuts in a dry skillet just until beginning to brown. Chop in a food processor until in fine crumbs. (I just mashed them with a hammer) Mix chopped nuts with salt and pepper to taste. Lay out 3 plates - one with flour, one with the beaten egg and milk and one with the nut mixture in it.

Coat filets in flour, then egg/milk and then coat with nut mixture. Saute in olive oil over high heat until both sides are golden brown and crisp. Fish will not be done cooking yet. Because of the nuts, the outside will brown before the fish is done, so transfer to a baking dish and finish in the oven (about 5 minutes).

This was so yummy!!  Yay for Monday!

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