Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mahi Mahi For Lunch.

Here's the Hawthorne's lunch today. We had mahi mahi along with some moreover rice. Remember, the Hawthornes don't have leftovers. We have moreovers. Before I start lunch, let's start with the rice from the other night.
I cooked up some brown rice to which I added black beans, fresh cilantro, and chopped red onion.
Mr. Hawthorne sauteed chicken breasts and seasoned them with cumin, oregano, and cayenne.
Wrap up the chicken and beans and rice along with some slices of Monterey Jack cheese. This burrito was topped with Mr. Hawthorne's glorious Salsa Ranchero.
Another little Hawthorne wanted the Salsa Ranchero and grated cheese.
A quick nuke to melt the cheese and the Hawthorne Boys are happy campers. All of which leads to leftover rice and beans which become moreoevers for lunch today.
Mr. Hawthorne applied some Montreal Steak seasoning to the mahi mahi filet, which was $10.99/pound at Billy's Seafood. Press lightly into the flesh.
We'd fried up bacon for breakfast and Mr. Hawthorne used the bacon grease to cook the mahi mahi. Three to four minutes each side. And again, do NOT mess with the fish. Put it in a smoking hot pan over medium high and leave it. Don't try to move it or you'll tear the meat. Leave it alone for 3-4 minutes, then turn to the other side.
While Mr. Hawthorne cooked the mahi mahi ...
... I chopped fresh cilantro and red onion.
Here's lunch. Mahi mahi. Rice and black beans with chopped cilantro, red onion, and my fresh homemade salsa. Corn on the cob. For quick and easy corn on the cob, Mr. Hawthorne slices the ends off, leaving the husk on, and places the ear in the microwave with the larger base of the ear to the outside of the turntable. Nuke for 2 minutes for one ear. For each additional ear in the microwave, he tacks on an extra 1 1/2 minutes. You may need to adjust for your microwave. This is what works for us and our microwave is about 700-800 watts.
I like this rice. Especially with the black beans, the chopped red onion, cilantro, and my salsa. Love all those flavors together.
Perfectly seared mahi mahi.
Hot, steamy, buttered corn on the cob.
Sweet, flaky mahi mahi. Rice and beans flush with flavors.
This is what I call a Happy Meal.


Kathy said...

We've been cooking our corn with your nifty microwave trick. Awesome!!!

Rosie Hawthorne said...