Nothing says “Island Cuisine” like caramelized pineapple and Mahi Mahi rolled into a warm corn tortilla – served al fresco while over looking the Pacific. I’m sharing my dish at Fiesta Friday.
Have you every cooked your fish in fruit salsa? No? You should definitely get it a try. I chopped the salsa ingredients once and used 1/4 to cook the fish in and served the rest at the table. Sautée the Maui Gold pineapple with red onions, ginger, cilantro, red pepper and jalapeño until golden. Add the fish and cook until just opaque. The fish will have a slightly sweet spicy glaze and little bits of caramelized pineapple and onion.
I would serve this along side coconut rice or sesame confetti zuc noodles if I wanted a more formal meal but tacos seemed just right for a casual meal on the lanai. I served these with a crisp white wine and a healthy dose of tropical air.
This recipe would work with any fruit or tomato salsa. The salsa serves as your sauce for fish or chicken. “What could be easier than that?” said in Ina Garten’s voice.
A Rough Recipe:
Chop 1 red onion, 1 cup of ripe pineapple, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 2 inches of fresh ginger, 1/2 jalapeño to taste, 1 small red bell pepper. Add a squeeze of lime. Sautée 1/2 cup of your salsa in 1 tablespoon butter and a splash of olive oil. Cook until golden and the add fish. Steam over the salsa, turning once until just opaque, about 10 minutes.
Serve with warm corn tortillas, Sriracha sour cream, angel hair cabbage or shredded lettuce and lime wedges.