Ever since I retired, I have picked up cooking as a new hobby. Here is one the better recipes I have come up with:

Nut Crusted Mahi with Vanilla Rum Butter Sauce

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

Nut Crusted Mahi

4- 4 ounce pieces of Mahi
1/2 cup Roasted unsalted Macadamia nuts
Sesame oil
1/4 cup Panko Breading
1/2 cup Flour
black pepper

Grind Macadamia nuts in a food processor, and mix with Panko, salt, pepper, and Flour

Rub fish with sesame oil, and then roll the fish in the breading mix. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. Fish coating should be brown.

Vanilla Rum Butter Sauce

1 shallot sliced thin
2 tsp vanilla extract-pure
1/8 cup white wine (cheap will do)
1/4 cup Rum (cheap rum will do)
¼ cup granulated sugar
1cup heavy cream
1- 4oz stick of unsalted butter (room temp)

Place the rum, shallots, white wine, sugar and vanilla extract into the sauce pan and stir
Place the pan on the stove with high heat and bring to a boil
Reduce heat, simmer until the mixture starts to thicken
Add the heavy cream and reduce by 1/2
Turn off the heat and whisk in the softened butter

Mashed potatoes:
5 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup of sour cream
2 table spoons of butter
1 cup raw spinach 
Boil potatoes for 10 minutes. With hand mixer, stir in sour cream and butter.
Boil Spinach for for 2 minutes in salted water. 
To serve:
Place mashed potatoes on plate, cover with cooked spinach. Spoon several tablespoons of rum butter sauce on top. Place a piece of Mahi on top of that, and top with another tablespoon of rum butter sauce.
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