As I try to keep my Lenten Kitchen filled with simple but flavorful recipes this year, I have stretched a bit out of my comfort zone. I married a real meat and potatoes kind of guy who grew up on large amounts of beef in Oklahoma. He is a convert to the faith, so the concept of "Fish on Fridays" was foreign to him until 1999 when he came into the church. Up until then I had simply made Friday's meatless without a lot of fan fare.
Neither one of us are huge fans of fish. We enjoy it from time to time but it's just not our favorite. Seeking to create a more healthy lifestyle for our family, I knew that the kitchen was the place to begin this conversion of heart, mind and body. So, I have been on the look out for fabulous fish recipes to make this Lent.
Let me tell you, we have found quite a gem with this one. The fish was tender, the salsa had a wonderful blend of sweet and heat. My husband actually wanted seconds! That says something people! I served it with garlic couscous and asparagus. So thank you Leanne for inspiring such love and devotion to a simple white fish! Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
PS. I am always on the lookout for simple and delicious fish recipes. If you have one to share, please leave it in the comment section. I can't wait to see what comes our way. Thanks!
White Fish w/Mango Salsa
recipe by Leanne Ely @ Saving Dinner.com
1 pound white fish
1 red onion, sliced but not separated
1 large red pepper, seeded, deribbed and sliced into rings
1 mango, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 finely diced green jalapeño pepper, seeded and deribbed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Pinch of cumin
Take the center slice of the red onion and the sweet red pepper and cook on the grill for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and clean the blistered flesh from the pepper. Dice the onion and pepper finely and then combine with the remaining ingredients. Allow the salsa to set for at least 20 minutes so that the flavors will blend.
Sear the halibut filet's in a non-stick pan for 10 seconds on each side. Then cook the halibut on the grill for 3 1/2 minutes per side. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Place the halibut filet's on individual serving plates and top with the Fresh Mango Salsa.
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