Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice & Mango Salsa

Hey Fit Girls (and Guys!)

Many of us have a resolution to get healthier this year (see mine here) and in that spirit, I'd like to share with you an easy, yummy, and colorful recipe.  I hope you enjoy it!  E-mail me with any questions!

Ingredients:

For the Fish:

  • 4 Wild Caught Mahi Mahi Filets
  • 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Canned Coconut Milk
  • Salt, Pepper, Paprika

For the Rice:

  • 2 Cups Rice (I used Jasmine but you can use any)
  • 2.5 Cups Coconut Milk (Use the leftover can from the fish, then add Silk Unsweetened Coconut)

For the Salsa:

  • Mango, Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Tomato
  • Cilantro, Thai Chili, Salt, Pepper

Directions:

  1. Marinate the fish filets in coconut milk, salt, pepper, and paprika for at least 4 hours.  I usually toss the filets in a bowl before I leave for work or school and let it sit in the fridge until I come home to cook it for dinner!
  2. Take the fish out of the fridge and let it get to room temperature.  Meanwhile, prepare the rice.  Using a rice cooker, replace the amount of water with the coconut milk.  If you don't have a rice cooker, follow these directions here instead.  (Confession: I don't know how to make rice without my rice cooker.  You should get one, they're great!)
  3. Coarsely chop the macadamia nuts either with a food process or just smash them with whatever's available.  (Can you tell how scientific I am with my cooking?)  Don't over process otherwise you'll make macadamia nut butter. 
  4. Remove the fish from the marinade.  Place it on a baking sheet that's been lined with foil and greased with coconut oil. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper.  Press the chopped nuts on top of the filet.  Bake the fish at 375 for about 20 mins, or when it flakes easily.
  5. While the fish is baking, make your salsa.  Chop up whatever fresh veggies you have on hand (what I gave were simply suggestions) but the mango is super yummy if you have it.  Add enough chili for your taste.  (My spice tolerance is basically zero :D) 
  6. When everything's done, stack it all together and say Aloha, because you're basically having dinner in Hawaii!

stay gold,

Tiffany

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to Little Gold Book!

about me:

I’m a current law student in Los Angeles, with a passion for all things beautiful and creative, thanks to my former event planning career. I love traveling the world, eating all kinds of food, and ending the day with champagne. I also love reading, contract negotiations, and laughing until my abs hurt. This blog is for me, and for you.

As I make my way down the professional path, I’m repeatedly confronted with the difficulties of being a girl in the corporate world. It’s hard to balance pretty and professional. It’s exhausting to stay fit when you’re at a desk ten hours of the day. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with friends when weekends don’t seem to exist because you’re busy catching up on sleep.

BUT I believe there’s nothing more important. It’s important to look good when you walk out the door in the morning, it’s important to feel good about your body and all it can do, it’s important to stay connected to the people you love. Why?  Because "success" without these things isn’t really success at all.  

about the blog:

This blog is dedicated to the girls out there who believe that success means balance. These girls are career girls: attorneys, artists, doctors, entrepreneurs, analysts, editors, designers, and so much more. They love their job, but they love their life outside work just as much. They know that success is a result of hard work, but that it also depends on being polished, professional, happy and healthy. These girls are tired of being told they have to choose…between pretty or smart, between successful or balanced, and between the office or the home. They believe there is a way to have it all, and are drawing the map to their own success story.

This blog is an attempt to answer the question: how does she do it? It’s a guide to being successful in all the ways you want to be. I hope you find my tips & tricks useful, and would love to hear your ideas and feedback.

stay gold,

Tiffany