Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mahi Mahi Parmesan Appetizer Bites Recipe

Now that is game season is upon us, I just wanted to try something different. Being we are all fish lovers here, I decided to beer batter some Mahi Mahi, then add our favorite tomato sauce, mozzarella a What a great new addition to our appetizers!
Beer Batter


1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of each, parsley, oregano, basil
2 tablespoons of paprika
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 egg
1 12 ounce can or bottle of beer
2 quarts of cooking oil for frying: heat to around 375
1 jar of favorite marinara sauce or make homemade marinara click here
1 package shredded whole milk mozzarella
grated parmesan
2 pounds of firm white fish such as Mahi Mahi, Snapper, or other preferred white fish cut into small chunks
Combine all dry ingredients, add egg then beer beat till smooth. Dip fish chunks in batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place fried chunks of mahi on the sheet. Spoon favorite marinara sauce on top, add shredded cheese. Place in oven on 400 just till cheese melts.  Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and serve.

32 comments:

Federica said...

What an original recipe! I've never tried a similar combination of ingredients to cook fish. Your appetizer looks really tasty. Bye, have a great day

Dzoli said...

Yes!Great way to have fish as appetizer.And a tasty one(althhough I do not know that fish) I love the look of it;)

Greg said...

I love it when the fish are biting but I love it more when the fish are bites with tomato sauce and cheese.

unikorna said...

A very delicate and refined dish :).

marifra79 said...

Mi piace questa ricetta e mi piace tanto la presentazione!! Farei un figurone.... un abbraccio e buonissima serata

anthony stemke said...

These batter fried fish chunks look great, the pictures are very appealing.
I wonder if you used a bland American lager or a malty microbrew.
It's impossible for me to fry fish without the obligatory hush puppies. Everyone demands it.

Pretend Chef said...

Perfect Game Day snack. These look so delicious.

Lizzy said...

What a great appetizer! Love that you've topped it with cheese and marinara...yummy!

Claudia said...

Love that coating. I could eat the plate! Wish Mahi Mahi was more accessible here... dreaming Florida dreams...

Drick said...

way to go, this sounds excellent, love that batter and then the marinara and gooey cheese, oh goodness - touchdown

5 Star Foodie said...

A very original and tasty appetizer!

Vicki Bensinger said...

That's a fun twist and they sound delicious! You're very creative. How were they?

Curt said...

I must admit, I've never had cheese on fish. I have a feeling I've been missing out!

Mary said...

These sound delicious and I'm sure they would disappear at my table. I really like the clarity of your recipe and I suspect it produces a memorable appetizer. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Emily Malloy said...

Claudia, this is amazing!

FOODESSA said...

As a matter of fact, the last time I had a lovely dish with mahi mahi was when I was last in Florida. I've, never made it in my cucina...gotta change that.

Your beer batter would be perfectly versatile towards any of my other favourite fishes. Thanks ;o)

Have a great weekend,
Claudia

marla said...

Such a fabulous high protein appetizer!

Reeni said...

Your beer battered fish looks incredibly good! Love that you topped it with mozzarella!

Shelby said...

looks fun Claudia (and yummy!). Would you believe I have never had mahi mahi!

Sandi G said...

Just buzzed you. They look amazing!

My Little Space said...

No jokes at all, Claudia. This sounds really really good. Believe me, don't let me in to your house or you're going to regret. hahaha...
Kristy

Erin said...

How cute are these! What a great idea for football Sunday! Kind of like a meatball on a toothpick, only better!

Joy said...

Great recipe.

Tina said...

How unique it is to have fish as an appetizer. Claudia you do have a creative mind when it comes to food! These little gems are simply awesome-buzz!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Great idea for a healthier and more elegant appetizer! I'd love to eat these over a bunch of fried stuff!

redkathy said...

Creative and beautiful Claudia! Love the seasonings. I'm gonna try this with a bit of smoked paprika and pepper jack cheese to kick it up a bit! Thanks GF :)

Jennifer said...

That looks so wonderful. We need to eat more fish - love it but don't eat enough!

Dee Dee's Delights said...

Congrats on the top 9! These look soooooo good!!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful and healthy appetizer. I have had this once and I love this fish. Blessings, Catherine ox

Ann said...

These are really terrific, Claudia! I love appetizers that are healthy and delicious and it's not always the easiest thing to achieve! Nicely done!

Kelsey said...

This looks great as an appetizer. I'm always looking for bite-size things to take to potlucks. I'm in a co-ed fraternity and we have a MILLION potlucks.

Emily Malloy said...

These look PERFECT