Seared Mahi Mahi with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Apples

Seared Mahi Mahi with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Apple

It’s mid-October in Georgia.  The days are getting shorter.  The ridiculous heat of the summer has given way to mornings and evenings that are (to a southerner) downright nippy.  Autumn is officially here — not just outside but in our kitchen as well.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when I think of autumn, visions of seafood don’t exactly go bouncing around in my head.  So, when I decided to pair Brussels sprouts, bacon, and apples with Mahi Mahi, I was more than a little skeptical about the flavors working well together.  But I was at a loss as to what to make for dinner and staring blankly at the contents of my refrigerator wasn’t moving things along any.  Why not give it a shot?

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Party In Your Mouth – Seared Salmon with Portobellos …

Seared Salmon with Grilled Portobellos, roasted reds and arugula

This is a delicious and fun-tasting salmon preparation.  By fun-tasting, I mean party-in-your-mouth kind of fun.  As simple as it is, there is a lot going on.  The salmon provides a rich and fatty mouth feel.  The portobello provides an earthy, umami driven contribution (especially having been grilled).  The dressed arugula adds acidity and the kind of “pop” that only arugula can.  In the midst of all that, you’ll notice a pleasing sweetness creeping in from the roasted red peppers.  Now, if I wasn’t trying to be as health conscious as I am right now, I would serve it with a big slice of potato galette.  But alas…

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