On a sorti le wok – Mahi mahi au vinaigre balsamique, fenouil, basilic et menthe


Wok is a great cooking utensil, and I am planning on playing with it more often. The thing is that I tend to forget I have one, what a shame. The electric one is perfect to make chinese fondue and a the traditional one to stir-fry anything. When you say wok most people think, Asian…well, it doesn’t have to be just Asian, anything can be prepared in a wok with more western ingredients, and I somehow like the combination of East-West flavors

I cannot dissociate fish and fennel, it’s like banana for chocolate. Fish can be substituted with chicken but I like it the way it is. 

Mahi Mahi is a white delicious fish and it is also called Dolphin fish but no worries, it has nothing to do with the dolphins. How can anyone eat dolphin? Its flesh is delicate and tender but cooks quickly so like any other white fish, do not over cook it or it will get dry.

Ingredients for 2

  • 2 slices of mahi mahi
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 small fennel bulbs, shaved
  • 2 small onions or 1 large one, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbs basil, chopped
  • 1 tbs mint, chopped


Cut the mahi mahi in small pieces, about 1 inch thick. Mix garlic, vinegar, sugar and half of the oil and marinate it in the mixture for at least 2 hours. 

Remove seeds from the tomatoes and cut each slice in half.

Heat remaining oil in wok, and brown onions, fish, salt and pepper. Remove from the wok.

Add fennel and tomatoes and cook until the fennel gets a little tender. Be careful not too overcook the tomatoes, or they will get mushy.

Add the fish and onion mixture to the wok, mix well. Add basil and mint. Stir and serve hot.