Spicy Sriracha Pasta with Coconut Infused Poached Mahi Mahi

coconut infused mahi

Always trying to get more omega-3 fats into my children’s diet, I put wild caught Mahi Mahi on our menu for this week.  I was craving coconut milk and a bit of spice, so I played around with infusing the Mahi with these flavors by poaching it in coconut milk and red curry paste, in addition to a bit of lime.  YUM is all I can say.  I then searched for some tasty side-dish that I thought would complement the Mahi and found one called “Sriracha-Soy Sauce Over Egg Noodles” on Vegetariantimes.com.

Although the Sriracha-Soy sauce was on the spicy side, my kids DEVOURED two helpings (with the help of a few glasses of milk) each!  I think next time I’ll even try this dish with zucchini ribbons or Shirataki noodles.  If you are not comfortable with heat, I’d suggest cutting the sriracha in half as it does have a kick.  I also used only 2 Tbsp sesame oil and highly suggest ONLY using reduced sodium soy sauce or this will be over the top with sodium.

Click on the Vegetarian Times link above for the Sriracha-Soy pasta side.  Below is the poached Mahi.  Couldn’t be easier (or tastier!).

Coconut Milk-Infused Mahi Mahi

Serves 4

4, 4-6 ounce wild caught Mahi-Mahi filets

1 can Lite Coconut Milk

1 1/2 tsp Red Curry Paste

Zest and juice of one lime

1.  In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, red curry paste, zest and juice.

2.  Pour coconut mixture into a medium stock pot or pan with fitted lid.  Heat overmedium-high.  Place Mahi filets evenly over the bottom of the pan and cover with a lid.

Finished product after poaching in coconut-red curry broth

Finished product after poaching in coconut-red curry broth

3.  Allow the coconut milk to reach a simmer (not a rolling boil) and poach fish for about 8 minutes, no more (may be less time depending on the size of filet).  When done, fish will flake easily with a fork.  Serve immediately, pouring some of reserved liquid over top each serving.

My children absolutely love Mahi, so if you have children that are leery of eating fish, try this mild one first.

Enjoy!

 

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