When we need some added flavor in the grocery cart, or I’m thinking a few dishes could use a facelift, I go straight for the roasted red pepper jars. They always pleasantly surprise me, and get along well with all types of menu items. Last week I tapped into the powerful combination of roasted red peppers + food processor, and now have a new favorite-fish dinner staple!
Almond & Roasted Red Pepper Mahi Mahi
4 4-6 oz Mahi Mahi filets
1 cup roasted red peppers (or 3-4 whole peppers, roasted)
1/3 cup raw almonds, sliced
1.5 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 small yellow onion, sliced
Cooking oil spray / 1 tbsp oil (for the baking pan)
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat the oven to 450*. Combine roasted red peppers, almond slices, 1 tbsp oil, salt & pepper in a food processor. Pulse until mixed well, but not smooth (see picture to the left).
Line a baking pan (I used 8×8) with cooking spray, or lightly oil, and onion slices. Top with mahi mahi filets, lightly oil (using remaining olive oil) and lightly season with salt/pepper. Top filets with a layer of the almond red pepper paste, spreading evenly.
Bake 15-20 minutes (check at ~12 minutes, our gas stove tends to heat and bake quickly), depending on the thickness of the filets. Fish should be opaque and flaky when done. (Optional: cover with foil).
Serve with a side of veggies and/or a grain (quinoa, rice, etc).
This was a fish-revelation in our kitchen. I’ll be making this again, ASAP, and possibly playing around with some seasonings & spices in that almond-red-pepper mixture.
What’s your favorite roasted red pepper dish?