Mahi Mahi with Pineapple & Red Peppers - Clean Eating Magazine

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple & Red Peppers

A hearty, white-fleshed fish, mahi mahi stands up well to the bold flavors of pineapple and red bell pepper.
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Mahi Mahi with Pineapple & Red Peppers

Nutritional Bonus: When shopping for couscous, make sure to grab the whole-wheat variety: It offers more B vitamins and fiber than its stripped semolina counterpart.

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 4-oz boneless, skinless mahi mahi fillets
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 1/3 cups broth to a boil on high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat immediately, cover and let sit for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Season both sides of mahi mahi with salt and black pepper. Add mahi mahi to skillet and cook for 1 minute per side, until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add pineapple and bell pepper to skillet and cook on medium-high for 2 minutes, until soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked couscous, remaining 1 cup broth and chives and mix well. Arrange mahi mahi on top of couscous mixture, cover with foil and cook for 2 minutes, until mahi mahi is tender and steaming under foil.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 mahi mahi fillet and 1 cup couscous mixture
  • Calories: 300
  • Carbohydrate Content: 38 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 85 mg
  • Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 29 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 260 mg
  • Sugar Content: 10 g