Cinco de Mayo: Pan-Seared Cilantro Lime Mahi Mahi with Mexican Rice and Chili Lime Black Beans

It’s that time again! We so enjoyed doing a holiday recipe post for St. Patrick’s Day that we decided to make it a tradition! Happy Cinco de Mayo! We know that today you’re probably getting your fill of tacos and tequila, but when the tortilla chip dust settles, we think you’ll enjoy cooking this healthy, delicious, quick meal for your friends and family at home. Its Mexican-inspired flavors are sure to be a hit with even the toughest critic. Enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo: Pan-Seared Cilantro Lime Mahi Mahi with Mexican Rice and Chili Lime Black Beans


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1/2c Tomato Sauce 1c Long-grain Rice
2c Free-range Organic Chicken Broth
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder
1 Can Black Beans
1 Lime
1T Honey
2T Chopped Cilantro
2 Wild-Caught Mahi Mahi Filet


In a separate bowl, combine 1T honey, the juice from half of the lime, a pinch of salt, pepper, and 1T cilantro. Pour into Ziplock bag and add mahi filets. The ideal marinade time is 1+ hours. After marinated, place on a separate plate and sprinkle with garlic powder and cumin.

Heat 3T EVOO in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice. Cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Be careful not to overcook/burn the rice in this step! Watch it closely. While rice is cooking, sprinkle with garlic powder and cumin. Stir in onions and cook until tender. Then, stir in chicken broth and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes. After all the liquid is absorbed, your rice is done. Add seasonings to taste. Fluff with a fork.

While the rice is cooking, open the can of black beans and pour into a small pot. Add the juice of half the lime, 1T of chopped cilantro, and sprinkle with chili powder. Cover over low heat.

Lightly coat another pan with cooking spray – we use coconut oil cooking spray, yum – and heat over medium for 3-4 minutes. When the pan is hot, add marinated mahi to the pan. Sear for approximately 3 minutes on one side and gently flip the mahi over. Cook for 3-4 more minutes until slightly opaque. Be careful not to overcook the fish!

¡Increíble! All done! Plate and enjoy.

Note** This meal pairs well with a delicious Corona with lime!

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