Mahi Mahi – The Catch of the Day!

Believe it or not, I’m not real big on seafood!  It just wasn’t something we ate a lot in our home growing up (except for Captain D’s! lol.)  But in the past few years, I have grown more open to it.  But still my favorites remain shrimp or just a simple white filet.  But Mr. Simply Sweet Home grew up in Mobile, right near the gulf, so he’s just the opposite of me! He loves seafood, and he’s probably tried just about everything.  In fact he tells me the fried catfish sold in resturants “up here” is not real seafood.
One of his favorite restaurant “down there” is Wintzell’s Oyster House.  (If you ever take a trip to Gulf Shores or Mobile, you should definitely check it out. They not only have great food, but they have fun sayings written all over the wall, which you can read while you wait for your food.  They also have other locations in Alabama, one in Mississippi, and one coming to Pensacola, Florida soon.) 
Anyway, my husband always gets a platter of oysters for an appetizer and Mahi Mahi for his meal.  Mahi Mahi is very similar to tilapia.  It’s also known as dolphin-fish, but don’t worry!  I’m happy to report that it has nothing to do with the dolphins (which are mammals),  that we typically think of when we hear dolphin.  
Several months ago  I was looking at the fish in the store, and I just happened to run across some fresh mahi mahi. Admittedly mine looks nothing like the stuff at Wintzell’s.  They put all kinds of stuff on top of it. (I’ve only seen it a couple of times, so I can’t remember what).  But hubby likes mine too (as he should, since he’s the one that told me how I should make it when I had no idea). And even I, the “non-seafood lover” like it!  So that should be a good endorsement! 
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Recipe for Mahi Mahi:
Mahi Mahi filets (I always eat one, but most people would probably want 2.)
Italian Dressing
Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Directions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dip filets in Italian Dressing.  Top with additional dressing if necessary. (After dipping, I always take any dressing left in the bowl and pour it on top of the filets.  Place on baking sheet.  (I usually line mine with tin foil for easy cleaning.) Spinkle with lemon peper seasoning. Bake for 20 minutes or until done.

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  1. Ma What's 4 dinner says

    Oh I love Mahi-Mahi! That looks delicious and so simple. Maybe I'll make it this week. Thanks for the idea!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

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  3. I LOVE seafood, so I'm sure I would love this.

  4. I LOVE seafood, so I'm sure I would love this.

  5. Looks great!

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  6. I do love seafood. Mahi is a favorite. It's always fun to try a new recipe! Thanks for sharing. Pam @ Sallygoodin

  7. I enjoy Mahi Mahi. Please read my two fish posts last week.

  8. the country cook says

    I'm a non-seafood person too, so I'm glad for your testimony. I might have to branch into seafood land sometime soon and try this! –

  9. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says

    Ohh, this sounds delish! ๐Ÿ˜€ We aren't big fish eaters either, but there are a few that aren't as fishy and mahi mahi is one of them. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. This looks so good! I want to make this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says

    Yum! We didn't eat seafood growing up either, so I was in for a big surprise when I married a guy who LOVES it! This looks delish ๐Ÿ™‚

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