February is Heart Health Month, and what better way to celebrate than to try a new heart-healthy recipe? The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (preferably fatty fish, rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids) at least twice a week. Mahi is a tasty variety that not only supplies omega-3s but also serves as a good source of lean protein–and it’s low in saturated fat. Enjoy it with a simple citrus marinade loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants for a super healthy meal. Your heart will thank you!
Pan-Seared Citrus Mahi
Two (6 oz.) fresh mahi filets (or other firm white fish)
Juice of 1 whole lemon
Juice of 1 whole orange
1 Tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. raw honey (local if possible)
2 Tbsp. organic grapeseed oil
1 tsp. dried thyme
Pinch of salt, pepper
1. Place mahi filets in a dish for marinating.
2. Juice lemon and orange in a bowl, then whisk in cider vinegar, honey, oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
3. Pour mixture over mahi; cover and place in fridge for 20 minutes.
4. After 20 minutes, heat a stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Place mahi on oiled skillet and cook 3-5 minutes per side. Turn mahi once.
5. Remove mahi from skillet. Try serving mahi with roasted Brussels sprouts.
Nutritional information per serving: 345 calories, 16 g fat, 21 g carbs, 31 g protein