Sous vide mahi mahi is a full flavored fish that can stand up to bolder ingredients. Here we pair it with some summer vegetables and a lime vinaigrette with some moderate heat. For a spicier dish you can add sliced serrano or jalapeno peppers to the dressing.
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Preheat the water bath to 132°F (55.6°C) or 122°F (50°C) for sushi quality if desired.
Salt and pepper each mahi mahi filet and add to the sous vide pouches. Mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne. Sprinkle the spice mixture on top of the fish and seal.
Place into the water bath and cook for 10 to 30 minutes.
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Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Place the corn kernels and red pepper on a baking tray with raised edges. Drizzle olive oil over the top and salt and pepper. Cook until the kernels are soft, 5 to 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes, roasted red pepper and basil and mix well. In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the corn.
Take the mahi mahi out of the pouch and pat dry. Sear over high-heat in a hot pan or on a hot grill, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
To serve, take a large spoonful of the corn mixture and place on individual plates. Place the mahi-mahi on top. Top with a lime wedge and the basil and serve.
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