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‘Blackened’ Mahi-Mahi with Cherry Spelt Asparagus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This uniquely spiced fish pairs perfectly with naturally sweet asparagus. It's gluten and dairy-free.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 707 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Spice Rub
  • 2 ghost chilis
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. truffle salt
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook spelt flakes according to package.
  3. Trim ends of asparagus and steam over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender yet still crisp and bright green.
  4. Meanwhile, grind ghost chilis in a coffee grinder until they form a fine consistency.

  5. In a medium sized bowl, combine all spice rub ingredients; mix well.

  6. Coat mahi mahi fillets with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and rub spice mixture onto each fillet.
  7. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. olive oil onto the sizzling hot skillet and place the mahi mahi fillets 2 inches apart on the skillet.
  8. Cook both sides until fish is fully cooked to desired consistency.*

  9. Transfer to serving dishes. Serve hot alongside asparagus and spelt; sprinkle with dried cherries. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Note: Because the skillet is piping hot, there will be a great amount of smoke generated, but don't let this scare you as this will create a delectable blackened fish.

Nutrition Facts
‘Blackened’ Mahi-Mahi with Cherry Spelt Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 889mg39%
Potassium 1755mg50%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 4336IU87%
Vitamin C 79mg96%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 16mg89%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.