Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Makes for a beautiful (and healthy) presentation served on a platter...family-style. Recipe from "For Cod & Country" by Chef Barton Seaver who is a sustainable seafood advocate. Now a few words from Chef Barton: "I often pair the acidic bite of feta cheese with fish. In this recipe the cheese is mellowed out a bit by sweet butter and the meaty taste of the sprouts. This butter would also go great with shrimp and salmon."
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 1⁄2 lbs Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed and each cut in half lengthwise
- 1 cup water
- fresh ground pepper
- 4 (5 ounce) skinless mahi mahi fillets
- 1⁄4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Preheat the oven to 300°F.
- For the brussels sprouts, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat in a large saute pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the brussels sprouts and toss to combine. Continue to cook over high heat until the sprouts begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the water and season generously with salt. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium.
- Gently sear the mahi mahi fillets, skin side down, in a small, dry ovenproof saute pan over medium heat until they just begin to color, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the fish is an even color throughout, about 8 minutes.
- For the flavored butter, mix the feta cheese with the remaining 4 tablespoons butter and the parsley. Mash with a fork to combine, breaking up the feta as much as possible. Set aside.
- When the mahi mahi is done, uncover the sprouts and turn the heat up to high. When the liquid remaining in the pan has reduced enough to just barely coat the sprouts, remove from the heat and toss with freshly ground black pepper.
- Arrange the fillets and brussels sprouts on a platter and put a dollop of the feta butter on each of the mahi mahi fillets. Serve family style.