He cooked dinner! Yes, Mr. “I don’t know how…I can’t…who me?” Surferboy made dinner for the boys and I this past weekend, truly astounding. Not to mention, divine! Heavens, where has this talent been hiding the past 17 years?
See, proof positive that my darlin’ picked up a skillet, added seasoning and cooked. As well, proof that I’m not the only one in the house that can demolish a perfectly good kitchen in 10 minutes flat.
One of the perks that comes with living along the coast would be fresh fish. Friends who fish and share would be the cherry on top. In this case, our dear friend Dave shared his deep sea fishing bounty with us. The catch of the day happened to be mahi mahi. You might not see it but I am grinning from ear to ear. Mahi Mahi Happy!
Since the boys can be finicky at times with seafood DS decided to slice the mahi into bite size morsels rather than serve it as a filet, brilliance on his part. After a decade, the boys are now in love with mahi! That or Surferboy might just be a much better cook than I might be, which is what I suspect. Me thinks he has been fibbing in order to avoid kitchen duty all these years. Anyway the man just kept pulling magic rabbits out his hat this past weekend, or should I say apron? One of my summer projects while he is off surfing this summer will be to make him an apron. A masculine one…with surfboards and such on it.
No more hiding from the kitchen bucko, the jig is up.
A flash of heat, island spices from Barbados and love have betrayed him. Because nothing that good isn’t cooked without love. The boys and I savored every morsel of love that our surfer whipped up for us, basking in the glow with plump bellies well into the evening.
If you are up for trying Surferboys 1 and only recipe this weekend but can’t get your hands on some fresh mahi mahi no worries. Mahi-mahi is similar to other whitefish such as flounder and tilapia, which also have a very mild flavor.
Kick back and take it easy this weekend!
Love and hugs,
Shari, Surferboy and The Monkeys
Surfers Island Spice Mahi- Serves 4
1 pound fresh mahi, sliced into bite size pieces (approx.2 1/2 cups sliced)
1 1/4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons Island Heat Spice mix (or Spice Islands Spicy Seafood)
1/2 teaspoon Cajun Blacked spice
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Toss gently to coat all of the mahi. Cover, refrigerate and let marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the mahi for 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve with rice, roasted potatoes, fresh corn, etc…
Shari & Surferboy