Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi

Since I turned the page on the calendar, I have been thinking a lot about green food.  Not green as in eco-friendly, think shamrock shake, key lime pie, and PISTACHIOS!  Although I’m not really sure why we associate pistachios with green.  I remember being a second grader and eating those red pistachios.  The dye would get everywhere – not pretty on my mom’s white couch………

In honor of the green pistachio, I decided to do a pistachio crusted Mahi Mahi this week.  It is so much easier than I had anticipated.  I did use a little parsley in the crust to make them extra green in honor of March, but it also adds a nice herb-y  flavor.

Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi 1

Just a few simple ingredients for the crust – pistachios (of course!), panko bread crumbs – it is perfectly acceptable to substitute plain bread crumbs, parsley, garlic and olive oil.  Put everything in the food processor and give it a spin.  Add a little salt and pepper and it’s ready to go!  Top the fish and cook. 

Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi 2

Healthy, green dinner in less than 25 minutes! 

Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi 3

What is your favorite “green” recipe? 

Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup shelled pistachios - I used roasted, salted pistachios.
  2. 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs (you could certainly use regular breadcrumbs)
  3. 2 cloves of garlic
  4. 1 T parsley chopped
  5. 1 T olive oil
  6. 12 ounces Mahi Mahi skinned
  7. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
For the Crust
  1. Combine pistachios, panko, garlic, & parsley in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 8-10 times. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Add salt & pepper to taste.
To Combine
  1. Place the mahi mahi in an oven safe baking dish. (I covered mine in foil for easy clean up.) Season both sides with salt & pepper. Press the crust mixture onto the top of the fish. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the top.
  2. Bake for 17 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily.
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5 thoughts on “Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi

  1. This dinner looks fabulous. And the
    vegetables complement this dinner so
    well. Good job, Stephanie!!
    Not fair Chris gets to test everything!!!

    • Hi Judy – you’ll have to let me know how the fish comes out! I roasted the vegetables. I used cauliflower, brussel sprouts and red onion with chopped garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. I put them in the oven for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees. Enjoy!

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