Potato Horseradish Crusted Mahi Mahi

So Jen’s  giveaway package is on its way and the Season Premiere of Biggest Loser is on now! 

So here’s the plan.  On last seasons episode, Jillian made a good point.  In between all the commercials, just do jumping jacks.  In a 2 hour show, we could burn 300 calories!  I’ll see if I can make it – each commercial is about three minutes long!  I plan to do that for the second hour, to let my dinner digest a bit!

Okay, I know the title says Mahi Mahi, but I could not find it at any of my local grocery store!  So I had to settle for tilapia:

nice price!!

nice price!!

 Then came the potato-horseradish crust (recipe to follow!)


cook the first side potato crust side down

cook the first side potato crust side down

Okay, so after my breakfast flipping skills, you can see what happened to these!  But it worked out okay.  I ended up cooking the potato on both sides and cooked the fish separately, then combined them on the plate.


And then ended up with this:

with fresh green beans and a slice of sourdough bread

with fresh green beans and a slice of sourdough bread

The verdict?  Turns out Hannah and I don’t like tilapia!  It kind of had an aftertaste, and even gave Tony a piece (he loves fish) and he thought the same thing!  So we basically ate the top!  Hannah thought it was a bit heavy on the horseradish, I thought it was perfect.

When I explained to Tony what were having, he wanted nothing to do with it!  So I made his dish seared Ahi Tuna with sesame seeds inspired from Kevin.  Tony was nice enough to share some of his with me!

sorry, the light wasn't that good in that room!

sorry, the light wasn't that good in that room!

Potato-Horseradish Crusted Mahi Mahi (from EatingWell.com)

  • 1 cup cooked shredded potatoes (could be store bought)
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped (NOT!)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (I used 1 teaspoon since it was just me and Hannah)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pound Mahi Mahi (we used 1/2 pound tilapia)
  • 4 teaspoons reduced fat mayo
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 lemon (we didn’t use)
  1. Combine potatoes, shallot, horseradish, mustard, garlic salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread each portion of fish with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, then top with one-fourt (we used half) of the potato mixture, pressing the mixture onto the fish.
  2. heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Carefully place the fish in the pan potato-side down and cook until crispy and browned, 4 to 5 minutes.  Gently turn the fish over, reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes more.  Serve with lemon wedges.

So I will try this again once I find the mahi mahi because I think I’ll like that!  Just about to start my jumping jacks! 

See you tomorrow!


9 thoughts on “Potato Horseradish Crusted Mahi Mahi

  1. Oh no! Sorry dinner didn’t turn out. My family are huge fish lovers, too (live on the coast) and none really like tilapia. I think it’s a bottom-feeder like catfish, and that’s what gives it that aftertaste.

    What store do you shop at? I’m jealous of your prices. Try as I might, I can only get my bill down to around $100ish and $150ish if it’s a meat-buying trip to stock the freezer.

  2. Good luck with the jumping jacks!

    And sorry to hear that you didn’t like tilapia!

  3. Christina – I got that at my local Dominicks! They are remodeling my current store, so the prices are crazy now!

  4. I’m not much on tilapia either; I will try this soon though with mahi mahi.

    I missed the jumping jacks comment and so did not do any – but if you want company I will promise to do them during next week’s show!

  5. what a great combo of two of my favourite things! this will definitely be tried!

  6. We have a wonderful local seafood shop with great fresh-off-the-boat fish. A lot more expensive than frozen admittedly, but the fresh talapia we get is mild, slightly firm, and has no fishy or after-taste. I imagine that where it is caught may have something to do with it.

    Your recipes are looking really good these days – you are saving me some planning!!

  7. That’s so funny, because talapia is the only one I do like!

    It looked really good!

  8. That’s too bad that you don’t like Tilapia, it’s my favorite! [and what I’m having for dinner tonight!]

    I’ll definitely have to try out this recipe sometime though, I love horseradish!

  9. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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