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Recipes for Stretching Out Fish?

I am a poor college student who just bought about 3/4 lbs of Mahi Mahi at the grocery store on manager's special. I've never had this kind of fish and was wondering if anyone had any ideas or recipes that'll make it last for 4-5 meals? Anyone think it would work in fried rice? I need recipes to be cheap and preferably healthy, too, though I run a lot so a heavy meal won't kill me. Help appreciated!

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    1. The mahi mahi would be great in fried rice. In fact anything can be thrown into fried rice, ASAIC. Here's a pretty good recipe to use as a blueprint for what you want.


      1. Fish tacos - you can find some good recipes here or on epicurious.com

        if you have leftover baked fish it goes well in a salad. served cold.

        1. These are all great ideas so far. I am most concerned with whether you have a good freezer, though....freshness is REALLY important with seafood, and I wouldn't want it sitting around in the fridge for 4-5 days......

          EDIT: You could cut it up and freeze the pieces on a plastic wrap-lind tray, then bag up the frozen chunks to take out and use as needed.

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          1. re: sandylc

            Hmm, is it still iffy to keep it around if it's cooked? I was planning on cooking a batch of something on Sunday and eating it during the week till it runs out. But freezing chunks of it is a great idea too

          2. Fishcakes. like crab cakes but with chunks of fish instead. Will help stretch out your fish.

            1. It will keep well for a couple of days in the fridge. Find the coldest spot. Will keep a few days after cooking so you should be fine. Slice thin ;)

              1. I was going to say fishcakes (which freeze well), sushi or pilaf myself. Mahi also works well in pasta sauce over spaghetti

                1. Mahi on a "managers special" is likely old when you bought it,sorry to say. So make sure to cook or freeze it right away.

                  1. Curried fish pie works in our house-if you are not up to making pastry, the frozen ones work well when the filling is not subtle-and there is nothing subtle about potatoes/sweet potatoes, peas, Mahi Mahi, a little coconut milk, and a good hit of curry to wake you up for a night of studying!

                    1. You can do the fish cake approach or poach it and make a "tuna salad" kinda thing, but that fish is pretty little. I mean 3/4 of a pound would only net about a 1/7 of a pound over 5 servings. That's pretty little.

                      By now you should have cooked it. Hopefully, you enjoyed what you've eaten. Personally, I would have simply grilled it, had a bit over half, and made a sandwich the next day.

                      1. Let us know how you used it?