This is a quick, easy, moist and tasty oven-fried fish dish. No kidding.
Garlic and Pepper Crusted Mahi Mahi
2 T butter, melted
1/2 c dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 pounds mahi mahi fillets*
slices of fresh lemon (optional)
Stir melted butter and lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside. Combine bread crumbs, paprika, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. Dip mahi mahi into butter and lemon juice, then into crumb mixture, coating all sides. Place in single layer in lightly-oiled baking dish. Bake at 450°. Depending on the thickness of the fillets, bake about 10-20 minutes. The fish will flake when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon slices to make it look pretty. Makes 4-6 servings.
*Options: halibut, or your choice of firm white fish fillets.
Note: I recommend purchasing frozen, individually vacuum sealed fish portions. This is the next best thing to getting it right off the boat. Plus, you’ll have it on hand.