Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mad About Mahi Mahi

Ever since my husband and I honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas a few years ago, I've been in love with the flavors of Mexico. The fish tacos down there were AMAZING and I've attempted to recreate the taste for myself on more than one occasion. I had a few things in my fridge/pantry today that I threw together for lunch today and the taste reminded me of the sun, sand and fresh food.

For babies (six months and older): Rice 'n 'Cado Puree
For toddlers (older than a year): Mahi Meal
For mommies (of any age): Mahi Mami

- 1 cup of freshly steamed brown rice, prepared according to instructions on the package
- 2 ounces of breast milk or formula
- 2 wild-caught Mahi Mahi burgers (we love the Whole Foods brand - from their freezer section)
- Juice from a quarter lemon

- Heat oven to 400
- While oven is heating, cut avocado down the middle and scoop half into a food processor or blender.
- Add half the rice, along with breast milk or formula. Blend on medium until smooth. This is Baby's Rice 'n 'Cado puree.
- Place Mahi Mahi burgers on baking sheet or broiler pan (I use the baking sheet to keep more of the juice in the burgers - if you like your fish a little more dry, use the broiler)
- Cook the burgers for 8 minutes, then flip and cook for another 8 minutes. 
- While burgers are cooking, cube remaining avocado.
- Split remaining rice into two portions and spoon onto two places. 
- When fish burgers are done, put one on each plate, with the rice. 
- Top Toddler's fish with the plain avocado, this is his/her Mahi Meal.
- Top the other burger with the remaining avocado and squeeze lemon juice over the entire plate. The lemon adds a bit of "dressy" flavor that brings out the taste in the rest of the food. You can also add some fresh salsa and/or sea salt and pepper, if you'd like some additional flavor. Experiment and see what tastes best to you!

Bon apetit!

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