Friday, January 4, 2013

Jamaican Curry Mahi Mahi with Onions and Peppers

My mom went to the Grand Cayman Islands and all I got was this lousy Jamaican Curry Powder!

Just kidding - I just thought that sounded like a t-shirt. Actually, the curry powder was amazing. As soon as I inhaled this exotic, fragrant curry powder, I knew I needed to figure out a way to use it ASAP.

Now this isn't your run of the mill curry powder from the spice aisle at your local grocery store. This is the brand that I used. The ingredients were Turmeric, Coriander, Foenugreek, Salt, Cumin, Allspice, Pepper and Garlic. I turned to Google to figure out what in the world Foenugreek was, and learned that it is a plant whose leaves are often used for cooking in countries such as Turkey, Nepal and Spain. I would suggest visiting a local International foods market or a fancy spice shop to find a similar curry powder.

We happened to have some Mahi Mahi at home from Trader Joe's so I tossed the Mahi with a couple tablespoons of the curry powder and sauteed it in coconut oil along with some cabbage, peppers and onions. I am obsessed with avocado, so I served it up with some sliced avocado on the side.

Wow! My house smelled amazing and the meal tasted just as good!

On a totally random side note, I have been writing for an awesome local publication, Southern Indiana Fitness Source. The latest issue is currently available online, including my article on sticking to your New Year's resolutions...whatever they may be. Check it out by clicking here. Coach Case from Clark Floyd CrossFit also writes for the magazine and his article this month was on training during pregnancy. He even included a few tips from yours truly! Read his article, "Training for Two".

Jamaican Curry Mahi Mahi with Onions and Peppers
Serves: 3-4
Time: 40 Minutes

1 lb Mahi Mahi filets, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tbsp Jamaican Curry Powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 small white onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup cabbage
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado, sliced

Place cubed Mahi Mahi and 1/2 curry powder into a large freezer bag. Shake it all up to evenly coat fish with curry powder.

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Once oil is melted, add onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent, stirring often.

Add peppers and cabbage to skillet and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring often.

Add Mahi Mahi and remaining spices to skillet. Stir well to mix curry powder with vegetables. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until fish is cooked through.

Serve it all up with a side of sliced avocado.