Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sweet & Spicy Mahi Mahi

Another fishing outing means another delicious fish recipe!!

The summer weeks have been busy with family, work, outdoors and exercise... and FISHING!! If you have been following our blog, you will know that Amy and I were brought up a fishing family. We are lucky enough to be able get out on the water with our family and friends almost once a week still. Fishing inshore and offshore in Southern California means we have caught everything from rock fish to lingcod, from yellowtail to dorado (mahi mahi), from yellowfin tuna to the elusive bluefin tuna. Which also means, we have to come up with a lot of fish recipes... we don't waste any of our catch!

Today's offshore fishing outing started out like a fisherman's dream. We pushed off from the docks at 4:30am, no wait for bait, nice big sardines... plus the big full moon lit up the bay and the weather was so warm you didn't even need a jacket. Within minutes of leaving the bait dock, our day took a turn for the worst; we lost all our bait due to a mechanical breakdown. Going fishing with no bait is never a first choice, but we decided to make the best of our fishing outing. By 6:30am we had a double hook-up on the troll about 8 miles off Mission Bay, San Diego. After a nice fight, we landed two good-size dorado... it ended up being a great day afterall!

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.

Amy and I really enjoy mahi mahi, so we were pretty excited with our haul today! For dinner I used a quick asian-inspired marinade on our fresh fish to grill up an AMAZING new recipe... 

Sweet & Spicy Mahi Mahi
makes 4 servings
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons sesame seeds

In a shallow glass dish, stir together the first five ingredients.

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

Preheat and lightly oil grill, turn heat to low. 

Remove fish from the dish, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place fish on grill and brush with some of the remaining marinade. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes, gently turn fish, then brush other side with marinade. Grill for another 4 to 6 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

From ocean to belly....  yum. :)

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