Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Healthy Paula Deen...Say WHAT?!?..

When Alex went to the grocery store yesterday, I asked him to pick up some fresh fish for tonight's dinner. I didn't have any other ideas in mind besides that I wanted fish. {Normally we do try to menu plan and shop on the weekend but I was out of town all weekend and on Monday/Tuesday so this week is a fly by the seat of our pants kinda thing.}

He chose Mahi Mahi, which I was really excited about because I think it's a delicious fish! I knew we had to find a recipe that would really let the fish shine.

Then, my crazy day at work happened and I ran out of time to even think about how to cook the fish and ended up working late. Luckily my wonderful husband stepped in and found a recipe for Mahi Mahi Lettuce Wraps on He stopped by the store for a few ingredients on the way home from work and then cooked it all himself.

And it was finger-lickin' good! Seriously we were both licking our plates to get every last remnant of it in our bellies.

The big shocker? It's a Paula Dean recipe. Let me repeat that...this healthy, light, butter-free recipe belongs to Paula Deen. WHAT?!? I'm still in shock over this fact.

What's for Dinner? 6/9/2010

-Mahi Mahi Lettuce Wraps
-Guacamole & Chips

Mahi Mahi Lettuce Wraps

Source: Paula Deen on Food Network

Prep Time: 5 min
Inactive Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 8 min

Serves: 2 servings


* 1 mango, diced
* 2 plum tomatoes, diced
* 1 red onion, diced
* 1/2 jalapenos, diced
* 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
* 2 limes, juiced
* Salt and pepper
* 2 mahi mahi fillets
* Olive oil, as needed
* Lettuce leaves (recommended butter or romaine)


Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

Combine the mango, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice in a medium mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Season the fish with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil. Grill for roughly 3 to 4 minutes per side, until just opaque in the center. Set aside to cool

When slightly cool, chop into large chunks. Add to the reserved salsa and fold carefully as to not break up the fish. Add mixture to the middle of the lettuce leaves and roll.


  1. This recipe sounds great (and not just because it's quick)! I'm definitely adding it to our must kook list :)

  2. *cook

    That was seriously an accident. :-/

  3. I am SHOCKED that this is a Paula recipe - amazing!! It looks great!


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