Mahi Mahi Sandwich

With its blend of fresh veggies topped with nutty sunflower seeds, dried mango, crispy toasted quinoa, and Zesty Thai Sweet Chili Vinaigrette, our Thai Chili Mango Chopped Salad Kit is brimming with bold, sweet flavors. And it just so happens to be the perfect match for the mild, naturally sweet flavors of mahi mahi fish. So we thought, “Why not make it a sandwich?” and no one objected because, of course we should make it a sandwich. A toasted ciabatta bun and some spicy mango aioli you can whip up in a matter of minutes are the final touches to what’s likely to be the best sandwich you’ve ever made at home.

Total TIME 20 minutes
SERVINGS 2

Ingredients

To Assemble

For the Mahi Mahi

  • 2 Mahi Mahi Fillets
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the Spicy Mango Aioli

  • 1 cup Mayo (light)
  • 1 cup frozen Mango chunks
  • 1/2-1 lime, juiced
  • 1 red Thai Chili, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Spray or brush grill with oil until well coated. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto fillets, to taste. Grill fillets until fully cooked, 3-5 minutes per side.
  2. Place aioli ingredients together into a blender and blend until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the Thai Chili Mango Chopped Kit until all ingredients are combined, including dressing.
  4. Spread spicy mango aioli on the base of the ciabatta bun, then add lettuce. Stack the grilled Mahi Mahi fillet on top. Layer the salad onto the fillet and place the top ciabatta bun on top.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

But Really, What is Mahi Mahi?

Ever wondered what mahi mahi actually is? You’re probably not alone. Most people simply know it’s a fish and that it’s delicious — fair enough because that’s all you really need to know, technically. But if you’re a little more curious, you’re in the right place. 

Mahi mahi, sometimes called dolphinfish or dorado, is a saltwater fish found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. With its distinctive iridescent blue-green and gold coloring, mahi mahi looks pretty amazing swimming in the water, but it’s much more prized for its firm texture and mild, sweet flavor. It’s also incredibly versatile, with a firm flesh that holds up well to grilling, baking, broiling, or pan-searing, making it suitable for a variety of cooking methods.

As you’ve seen with this recipe, mahi mahi pairs well with a range of flavors and ingredients, including citrus fruits like lemon and lime, tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, fresh herbs like cilantro and basil, and spicy seasonings like blackening spice or chili powder. It’s common to see it served in tacos and salads or as a main course accompanied by sides like rice or grilled vegetables.

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