When the succulent fruits of summer seem far away, I use citrus to jazz up my meals. For example, tonight's quick-fix dinner features a salsa with juicy blood oranges. Fresh fish fillets are rapidly seared on the stove in this made-in-minutes dish. To create this colorful fish that will brighten up a winter's night,
1 blood orange, or regular orange
1/2 cup 1/3-inch cubes avocado
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2 teaspoons minced red jalapeño
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 6-ounce mahi-mahi fillets
- Using small sharp knife, cut peel and white pith from orange. Working over small bowl, cut between membranes to release segments.
- Add avocado, onion, jalapeño, and lime juice to oranges in bowl; stir gently to blend. Season salsa to taste with salt.
- Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Add fish to skillet and sauté until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
- Place 1 fillet on each of 2 plates. Spoon salsa atop fish and serve.