Monday, July 28, 2014

Honey Ginger Mahi Mahi

As you might know, Amy and I have grown up in a fishing family. Not only do we enjoy the sport of fishing, we also enjoy eating our catch! Do you know what this beautiful fish is?

The Dorado (mahi mahi /dolphin fish) are considered to be one of the most beautiful game fish caught in the world. Their upper body may be green or electric blue with their sides will appear to be gold with flashes of green. Dorado (mahi mahi) is super mild fish... and the great part is, it's available all year long! It has a larger, moist flake and can be prepared many ways: baked, grilled, broiled, pan fried, poached, or smoked. The texture is tender-to-firm and taste is sweet with a mildly pronounced flavor.

This grilled Honey Ginger Mahi Mahi turned out so delicious! The marinade is sweet and sour... and a little spicy. Grilling is a great, easy way to prepare your mahi mahi (especially during the warm summer months) and the marinade only takes minutes to throw together. 

Now to go catch some more dorado (mahi mahi) so we can try out some more recipes....

Honey Ginger Mahi Mahi
based on a recipe from
makes 4 servings

3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
salt and pepper to taste

In a shallow glass dish, stir together the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and olive oil.

Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the dish. If the fillets have skin on them, place them skin side down. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate.

Preheat and lightly oil grill, turn heat to low. Remove fish from the dish, and reserve marinade. Place fish on grill for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning only once, until fish flakes easily with a fork. 

Remove fillets to a serving platter and keep warm.

Optional: Pour reserved marinade into the skillet, and heat over medium heat until the mixture reduces to a glaze consistently. Spoon glaze over fish, and serve immediately.

Very light and flavorful! A delicious summer meal...


- Janel

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