Rob and I rarely eat out.
Partly because we like being home. Partly because we want to save money. Partly because we can make food just as fueling as what we would get in a restaurant.
We used to average eating out twice a week, with one of those nights being cheap take out Chinese or pizza while we watched the Amazing Race. Now, with Zoey, we eat out even less (if at all) during a typical week. We are at the point with Zoey’s eating skills where we need to leave big tips because of the mess she makes. I do not even want to know what kind of tip the Busby family leaves.
It was during one of these rare restaurant nights about two years ago when I ordered some mahi mahi tacos. This was also during the time where we had cable and spent about 90% of our TV time watching the Food Network, so I felt all fancy and like I could cook anything as long as I “elevated the flavors”. (Thank you, Chopped.)
When my food arrived I was shocked at how simple the dish looked. Literally a few flour tortillas with some grilled mahi mahi stuffed inside and topped with a bit of red cabbage. It was delicious. Simple and delicious. There was some sort of sauce drizzled over the tacos, but my tastes are not advanced enough to know what it was. Nothing a little sour cream and avocado can’t replace.
I looked at Rob and told him I could make this. That it would be a step up from our typical lazy night meal of straight chips and salsa with the occasional bit of ground turkey and taco seasoning thrown in. After all, we were already regularly buying Mahi Mahi from Costco.
It took two attempts to perfect our now staple rotation of Mahi Mahi Wraps. The mangos I added about year ago because 1) they were on sale, and 2) Rob could not get enough of the mango and peach salsa from Costco. Have I mentioned that we love Costco?
These Mahi Mahi Wraps with Mango come together easily, faster if you have good knife skills, and take very little “watch” time. Honestly, throw them on the grill and chop some vegetables. The longest part of the whole process is physically loading your wrap with all the goodness. Even longer? Trying to get your wrap to close.
- 2 Mahi Mahi fillets
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 4 whole wheat tortillas
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- sour cream to taste
- salsa to taste
- Heat grill to low
- Rub avocado oil onto both sides of mahi mahi fillets
- Sprinkle taco seasoning over mahi mahi fillets
- Grill mahi mahi fillets 7-10 minutes on each side
- Shred mahi mahi into bite-sized pieces
- Lay out tortilla and load with mahi mahi, vegetables, cheese, sour cream, and salsa to desired tastes.
- Wrap tortilla
Have you ever had a dish in restaurant you tried to make at home? How do you get your wraps to close?0