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    Poor Man's Lobster ( Mahi Mahi)

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    Mercy's Note:

    I found a similar recipe on the internet and then I personalized it. I just love Mahi Mahi and this recipe really hits the spot. Simply decadent!

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    1. 1
      Cut fillets into 2 inch chunks and drizzle with the lemon juice.
    2. 2
      Pour the beer into the bottom of a saucepan (if using fresh lemon juice, toss the leftover lemon rind in with beer) and place a collapsible vegetable steamer over the beer.
    3. 3
      Bring the beer to a boil, place the fish chunks in the steamer, cover and steam for 5 to 10 minutes, dependent upon the thickness of the fish.
    4. 4
      The fish will be rubbery if it is overcooked.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, heat the butter with the garlic and salt (I heat it slowly until the garlic is no longer raw).
    6. 6
      Remove the fish from the steamer and discard the beer/liquid/rind.
    7. 7
      Serve the fish chunks with the garlic butter dipping sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 26, 2010


      I could definitely see where this would have been totally awesome had I not overcooked the fish. They were dry but not rubbery. It would be great to add a tip on how to make sure not to overcook with this recipe.

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    • on September 30, 2012


      Big G's new favorite, want to try with other fish. (Crappie)

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    • on August 28, 2010


      I made this to serve with a surf and turf. It was good and real easy to make, although not very flavorful. It not my favorite was to make Mahi Mahi, but it was the easiest. I marinated the fish in some Beer and lemon for about an hour. I used Heineken, and the fish was a wild caught, same day :) I'll make it again, . I cooked the butter till it was clear and garlic was soft and mushy

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    Nutritional Facts for Poor Man's Lobster ( Mahi Mahi)

    Serving Size: 1 (460 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 583.1
    Calories from Fat 325
    Total Fat 36.1 g
    Saturated Fat 22.3 g
    Cholesterol 257.0 mg
    Sodium 1092.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 43.4 g

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