Mahi Mahi Fillets with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 259.1
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 160.0 mg
  • Sodium: 749.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 40.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Mahi Mahi Fillets with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce calories by ingredient

Number of Servings: 2


    1 12-ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 cup water
    2 tsp. dried basil, crushed
    2 Tbsp. tomato paste
    1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    1/2 tsp. sugar
    1/8 tsp. salt
    Dash cayenne pepper
    1 pound fresh orange roughy or cod fish fillets
    1 lemon, sliced
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning


1. For sauce, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine peppers and garlic; cover and process until nearly smooth.

2. Add ½ cup of the water, the basil, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, the 1/8 tsp. salt, and cayenne pepper. Cover and blend or process with several on-off turns until mixture is nearly smooth.

3. Transfer to a small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until heated through.

4. Meanwhile, rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Measure the thickness of fish. Cut fish into 4 serving-size pieces.

5. In a large skillet bring the remaining ½ cup water and half of the lemon slices just to boiling. Carefully add fish. Return just to boiling; reduce heat.

6. Simmer, covered, for 4 to 6 minutes per ½-inch thickness of fish or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Gently pat tops of fish dry with paper towels.

7. Sprinkle fish lightly with the ¼ teaspoon salt and lemon-pepper seasoning.
8. Spoon the sauce onto dinner plates. Place the fish on top of sauce. Garnish with remaining lemon slices.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALOE01.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Great flavor. We used tilapia and served with couscous and spinach. Definitely a keeper!! - 9/1/07

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    Delicious! I used Tilapia and it was good but I will try this recipe with Cod next time. - 7/24/07

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    excellent - 6/24/07