Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mahi Mahi with Linaise Sauce

Sometimes I stumble upon something so delicious, I amaze myself. Mahi Mahi with Linaise Sauce. Not a typo, please read on. Later I hope I can remember the ingredients I used. We purchased some wild caught frozen mahi mahi at the grocery store and I wondered how I would cook it. I decided it might be nice to try a bernaise sauce. I went to the cabinet I saw I was lacking many of the key ingredients, so I decided to improvise.

I patted two mahi mahi steaks dry with a paper towel and set them aside. I melted one tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and added 1/8 of a cup of a finely chopped red onion. I sauteed the onion till it was translucent and just starting to brown, then set it aside. I melted 3 tablespoons of butter in separate small sauce pan. (No double boiler in the motorhome, so I worked quickly). Then I added 1/4 cup of white balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon of tarragon leaves, 1/4 teaspoon of ground dill, and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper continuing to stir constantly. Then I added the sauteed onions into the mixture and stirred constantly. Last I added one egg yolk stirring constantly over very low heat till the mixture started to thicken.

Meanwhile I was cooking the sugar snap peas and the mahi mahi fillet steaks, making sure I seared the mahi mahi well. When the peas were al dente and the mahi mahi was cooked I plated them both up and drizzled the sauce over the mahi mahi. Oh so delicious. With humility and pride I named the sauce, Linaise Sauce, with a portion of my name at the forefront. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. That sounds delicious, and looks even better! I will have to give it a try. sounds like you have a pretty well stocked motorhome. I like that:)

  2. That sounds very good indeed. And that sauce sounds a complete winner - Congratulations.

  3. Sounds yummy ! I think I would have used the end of your name and called it Da Sauce.

  4. That's just great! I love how you improvise.

  5. Your newly named sauce looks and sounds delicious. I thought of you yesterday on White Rabbit day.

  6. Looks great, love Dennis's comment!

  7. Sounds delicious. I'll have to try it.

  8. That Linaise Sauce sounds very yummy. I have all the ingredients. Now I need to get some Mahi Mahi...Thanks, Linda!

  9. Hi Jennie, thanks, I had gotten the white balsamic vinegar when I had it on a salad in a restaurant and liked it so well.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, oh it was so delicious I have made it again and shared with our RV neighbor.

    Hi Dennis, thanks, oh you are so very clever sorry I didn't think of that name, Ha.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, sometimes things don't come out so good but this time it worked.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, after I posted this I thought of a reminder of the white rabbit but too late. Ha.

    Hi Michele, thanks, Dennis is such a card I always love his comments too.

    Hi Lori, thanks, oh you'll love this one it's the white balsamic vinegar that makes it.

    Hi Charlene, thanks, you could use this sauce on just about anything I think, somewhat decadent but worth it occasionally.


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