Enjoy this Light Cajun Recipe in Honor of Spring

Enjoy this Light Cajun Recipe in Honor of Spring

Celebrate the season with this light take on Cajun cooking.

Spring is in the air!  When the weather is warm, it’s time to put away the heavy soups and stews and prepare something a little lighter.  Want a deliciously light way to enjoy Cajun flavors this spring?  Then try whipping up this tasty recipe!

Cajun Mahi Mahi with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

(for the fish)

  • 5lbs of fresh Mahi Mahi filets
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun spice seasoning
  • ½ tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil

(for the salsa)

  • 1 cup of fresh diced pineapple
  • 1 mango, finely diced
  • ¼ cup of finely diced red onion
  • ¼ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice of one lime (about 1-2 tablespoons)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl add pineapple, mango, red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and salt to taste. Stir to mix everything together and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl add Cajun spice seasoning and garlic powder. Mix.
  3. Pat Mahi Mahi filets dry.
  4. Season both sides of Mahi Mahi with Cajun seasoning mix.
  5. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat, add grape seed oil.
  6. Place Mahi Mahi in pan and sear for 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove and let sit for 1 minute to cool.
  8. Serve Mahi Mahi with Mango Pineapple Salsa

This quick, easy, and delicious recipe us a great way to lighten up hard-hitting Cajun flavors.  Interested in trying out more delicious Cajun food?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In summer of 2018, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.