Friday, September 10, 2010

Mahi Mahi Burgers and homemade Garlic and Green Chili Spread

Mahi Mahi burgers, with yummy roasted garlic and green chili spread, and crispy sweet potato fries. The perfect weekend meal. No fuss. Minimal mess. And super yummy.

Here's what you need. Don't be scared about fish burgers in a box.

Honestly, I never would have bought these. Don picked them up at Trader Joe's. I was worried they wouldn't taste good. (I had a previous bad experience with fish burgers in a box - not from TJs.) So I asked Don what he thought about me making up a flavored mayo for the burgers. His response? "Uh, sure. Whatever." It just looks like it might need a sauce/spread, right?

I love the yummy sauces restaurants put on their sandwiches. I wanted something gourmet for our sandwich. You know, something to accent the fish, not cover it up. So I decided to make one myself.

I had some roasted garlic, green chiles, mayo, and sour cream which I thought would make a good spread. So I googled garlic mayo and found a recipe from Tyler Florence that I used as inspiration. My track record with creating recipes isn't too hot - so I needed a little guidance!

AND GUESS WHAT???? My creation tasted great. I actually made up a recipe that tasted good. (insert happy dance here.) We dipped pretzels in it until dinner was ready. Ok. I did. Don never got off the red chair. And I know the spread will taste even better tomorrow. Right on. We'll need to find something else to spread it on.  Oh, and the burgers were just fine. I would definitely buy them again.

Roasted Garlic and Green Chili Spread

1/3 cup fat mayo (I used low fat.)
1/3 cup sour cream (I used low fat.)
3 cloves of roasted garlic
2 t. chopped green chiles
salt and pepper to taste
1 t. chopped chives

Mix mayo, sour cream, roasted garlic, green chili's and salt and pepper in mini food processor until smooth. Stir in chives. Chill 30 minutes. Spread on sandwiches or use as a dip.

You might be wondering about the roasted garlic. I just happen to have a bunch of cloves already roasted in the freezer. I made a whole chicken recently and stuffed it with the garlic cloves. It didn't make sense to throw them out, so I put them in a ziplock in the freezer. I have been using them like crazy. I'm definitely doing this again the next time I roast a chicken. It's also really easy to roast garlic in a toaster oven. Just drizzle with olive oil, cover in foil and roast for 20 minutes or so in a 400 degree oven.

The sweet potato fries were yummy too. mmm mmm mmm


  1. I love Don sitting on the red chair. Is that like the green chair of Poling naughty kid fame? Did you banish him to the red chair so he couldn't eat all your pretzel dip?

  2. Ha. The red chair is nothing like the old Poling black chair. That is funny. It's Don's king chair. We gals hardly get to sit there.


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