We decided tonight to go with a broiled technique for our mahi mahi. A simple technique for fixing fish. It could be seasoned anyway desired. I’d gotten a new seasoning blend for christmas that is called Peri Peri seasoning; a spicy blend with cayenne, fenugreek, cardamom, cumin, and allspice …. just to name a few of the ingredients. Sounded like a strange combination but it all worked very well together and was nicely spicy.
1 pound mahi mahi fillets (3-4 pieces)
Oil baking sheet well. Place fish on baking sheet and season both sides with desired seasoning; even just a little salt and pepper is great. Broil about 3 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Flip over and broil an additional 4-6 minutes until cooked through.
I like to come up with new ways to fix my veggies. I think the combination of cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots are a great dish. Today I decided to broil them for a few minutes just to see what would happen. It was delicious.
fresh sliced carrots
fresh cauliflower florets
fresh broccoli florets
salt and pepper
garlic and cayenne or any spices desired
I started by blanching the vegetables for 2 minutes in boiling water and strain into ice water too cool.
Once cool, drain the veggies and toss with a little bit of olive oil and seasoning. Spread onto buttered baking sheet and broil a few inches from the heat for about 10 – 12 minutes or until desired doneness. I used the second rack from the top of my oven for the broiling position; I think next time I will try them closer to the heat source so I would assume they will cook faster; just keep an eye on them and serve when ready.
Just a quick post for another brussels sprouts technique. These were very tasty; in fact maybe one of my favorites so far.
about a pound of fresh brussels sprouts
a few fresh mushrooms
salt, pepper, and crushed red peppers
Trim brussels sprouts and remove outer leaves. Make a small slit in the bottom of each.
Boil a pot of water and blanch brussels sprouts for about 10 minutes; remove from heat and dip into an ice bath to cool. Cut brussels sprouts in half and slice mushrooms. Spread on baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.
Broil about 3 inches from the heat and cook for about 8 – 10 minutes until toasty.
I’m taking the easy way out today and posting one of my favorite appetizers. I can’t get enough of these. They are so simple and delicious. Sometimes too spicy even for me but I eat them anyway; love the burn!
Take jalapenos (how ever many you are in the mood for) cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, spread cream cheese inside and sprinkle with paprika. Broil for about 5 minutes 4-6 inches from broiler or grill till outsides are browned and bubbly. The heat depends on the spiciness of your peppers. In the summer when our garden is growing we sometimes use red hot cherry bombs or serrano peppers. Use your favorite mild or hot.