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Crimini-Shingled Mahi Mahi with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4


  • For the Tomatoes:
  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • For the Potatoes:
  • 1 1/4 lb russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • For the Fish:
  • 4 7 oz mahi mahi fillets
  • 8 crimini mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


To Roast Tomatoes: 1. Cut a cross into the top of tomatoes and blanch in boiling water for 5 seconds.
2. Drop into ice water to stop cooking.
3. Peel, quarter and seed tomatoes.
4. In a saucepan, combine olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic cloves and tomatoes.
5. Cover and slowly roast in a preheated oven at 200 for about 1 hour or until tender.
6. Remove from oven; discard herbs.
7. Reserve in separate bowls the garlic cloves, tomato petals and olive oil.
To Make Mashed Potatoes:
8. Boil peeled potatoes until fork tender in salted water.
9. Strain and puree in a food mill or use mixer to whip In the meantime, heat heavy cream and add 2 tbs.
10. olive oil from the roasted tomatoes.
11. With a fork, mash the roasted garlic (from above) and add potatoes and garlic into the hot cream.
12. Stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
13. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
To Cook Fish:
14. Use very firm crimini mushrooms or button mushrooms only.
15. Cut off stems; slice mushrooms as thinly as possible.
16. Shingle slice mushrooms atop the fillet.
17. Season with salt and pepper just before searing the fish.
18. In a sauté pan, add olive oil and sear fish fillet with the mushroom side down for 2 to 3 minutes or until mushrooms are golden.
19. Turn fish and finish cooking in preheated oven at 375 for about 5 to 7 minutes depending on thickness of fish.
20. Serve fish atop bed of garlic mashed potatoes, with roasted tomato petals around plate.


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Main Ingredient:Seafood / Fish
Course:Main Dish
Cuisine:American / Hawaiian
Preparation Method:Baking

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