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How to Poach Mahi-Mahi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Whether you poach Mahi-Mahi or your favorite fish, this cooking technique will be one you'll rely on time and time again.  It's easy to modify and always produces a moist and flavorful fish.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2
Calories: 382 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 stalk celery rough cut
  • 1 carrot rough cut
  • 1/2 onion rough cut
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounce mahi-mahi 2 fillets
  • 4 jumbo shrimp shell on
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • 1 lemon zest only
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup grape tomatoe s cut half long way
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. rinse then pat dry the mahi filets with paper towels
  2. season the filets with sea salt and black pepper
  3. in a large heated skillet add the olive oil (medium high heat)
  4. add the mahi-mahi fillets, garlic and veggies
  5. after 1 minute in the hot skillet, gently turn the fillets over and continue cooking for another minute
  6. remove the mahi from the skillet and set aside
  7. add stock and wine to the skillet, bring to a boil and reduce by half
  8. reduce the heat to medium and return mahi to pan along with shrimp, spinach and tomatoes, this shouldn't take more than 3-4 minutes to finish cooking but you can test the mahi by inserting a very sharp knife into the thickest part to make sure its done
  9. remove fish and shrimp and plate over rice
  10. add butter to pan and mix well until melted
  11. serve spinach mixture with mahi over rice.
  12. You can peel the shrimp if you like before serving or simply have your guests peel them with the dinner.
Nutrition Facts
How to Poach Mahi-Mahi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 1009mg 42%
Potassium 1246mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 87.7%
Vitamin C 78.2%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.