Seared Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil Butter

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6 to 8-ounce) mahi mahi fillets

Directions

Zesty Basil Butter:

Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the fish for 3 minutes; then turn and cook until just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to individual plates.

Spoon the warm basil butter over the fish and serve.

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54321

My mom is Diabetic. It's concerning because she doesn't know what to eat so I came to Paula Deems website to help me get my mother feeling better. That's when I came across this simple recipe. This is what we're eating tomorrow. Paired with some green vegetables. Thx Mrs. Deen

By Anonymous on December 24, 2013

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I have a really serious question! Is there anything that Paula doesn't touch or cook that doesn't turn to gold?? This dish was UNBELIEVABLE. I partnered it with tomatoes from my garden and Ree Drummond's spinach salad. I then served it with a Riesling. Simple and Fantastic!! I have to say that I used it with 3 tilapia fillets. I had messaged Paula on Pinterest asking her if I could make that switch and she didn't respond like she normally does. It was fine though..the switch went well. I can't wait to do this for my food blog! Paula's recipes are always such a big hit and I know this one will sky rocket!!

By Naomi Blackburn on June 19, 2012

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Make this tonight.

By Felice on July 07, 2011

54321

absolutely wonderful and so simple

By Anonymous on September 28, 2010

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