Mahi Mahi Filets served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and Salad – By Amanda Yost
This weekend, my husband and I really wanted to grill some fish. We love cooking together and fish is the one thing we haven’t attempted on our griddle grill. We typically bake salmon and just wanted to try something different. We went with Mahi Mahi which we bought frozen at Trader Joe’s. Mahi Mahi is an extra lean protein that has a light, sweet flavor. You can enjoy it with rice, quinoa and broccoli, or have it in tacos. It pairs well with fruity and light white wines.
Grilled Mahi Mahi – If using frozen fish, thaw overnight or under cold water. To season, brush both sides of the filets with olive oil (or as one of our followers suggest, coconut oil!), then sprinkle with Everyday Seasoning and garlic, or just salt and pepper. I also added a squeeze of lemon before grilling.
You want to grill the Mahi Mahi on medium-high heat. My grill is cast iron, so I cooked mine on low heat and drizzled a little olive oil right on the griddle before placing my filets. Grill them 4-5 minutes per side, making sure that they are golden. Be sure not to overcook, as the fish can turn dry and rubbery. *I started checking mine after 3-4 minutes on the second side, careful not to over grill.
Plate and serve with a lemon wedge and sides.
Potatoes – Boil water, add the potatoes (make sure they are washed!), boil for 20 minutes, then check the potatoes with a fork. Continue boiling if not soft. Once done, drain and mash, then set aside. Brown garlic with 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the browned garlic and butter, along with 1/4 C of milk and 1 tsp of salt to your mashed potatoes and mix well. Add more milk if you prefer them smoother. Cover with foil. *We started making the potatoes 10/15 minutes before prepping the fish, and place it on the back burner of the stove to stay warm until ready to serve.
Asparagus – We love the frozen, grilled asparagus from Trader Joe’s. It is TOO easy to make- simply put the desired number of spears in a microwaveable dish.Cover loosely with a damp paper towel and heat for 2-3 minutes until heated through. *We prepped this right after prepping the fish, and popped it in the microwave right after putting the fish on the grill.
Caesar Salad – Just as easy as the asparagus! We love the TJ’s organic Caesar salad kit. We prep it before anything and munch on it while we are cooking or just pop it into the fridge until we are ready to eat.
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