Low Carb Spicy Caribbean Mahi Mahi

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 40 min 4
Low Carb Spicy Caribbean Mahi Mahi
Health Rating
Poached mahi mahi in spiced tomato broth, but feel free to use any white fish!


454 gm Dolphinfish (mahi mahi) (cut into four portions; or any white fish you prefer)
5 green onion (stem) Green onion, scallion, ramp (thinly sliced)
5 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
3 medium shallot(s) Shallots (thinly sliced)
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 can(s) (16 oz) Tomato sauce, canned (good quality)
1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
2 leaf Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 dash Black pepper
3/4 cup Water (divided)
1/2 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
1/4 cup Parsley, fresh (chopped; for garnish)


  1. In a 9" or 10" skillet with a lid add the olive oil and heat over medium low heat. Add the scallions, garlic and shallots and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft and translucent, about 10-15 minutes. (Don't crank up the heat - you don't want these vegetables to brown).
  2. Add the tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine and continue cooking, uncovered until sauce has thickened somewhat, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup water and place the fish fillets in the poaching liquid. Put the lid on securely and poach the fish on low to medium low heat for about 8 minutes. Using tongs or a spatula, flip the fish over and continue to poach an additional 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Squeeze lemon juice over the fish and chopped parsley. Serve on top of sticky white rice. A cool cucumber salad is really good with this to take the heat off.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 277
Calories from fat 103
Calories from saturated fat 15.3
Total Fat 11.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.7 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 748 mg
Potassium 1004 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 24.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Vegetables 1.6

Energy sources

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