Surprise, surprise…who knew? It’s actually quite easy to barbeque.
Everyone except me it seems. But honestly
confession….I recently barbequed for the very first time. For someone who has always enjoyed cooking in all its various forms, I’ve never had the desire to barbeque until now, even though I find many things taste better when on the grill – even vegetables. For no reason I can think of, I’ve always left it up to others, specifically my husband to do the honors. But now that I’m on my own and in the company of more than one barbeque I thought it was time to give it a go. Because I’m doing some things I’ve never done before how daring of me. So once I fired it up; mystery solved! This is my third time grilling in the past two weeks, and each time dinner was surprisingly delicious. And simple. And quick.
My first attempt was Wild Alaskan Salmon coated with mayo, grainy mustard & spices. Then it was a boneless rib-eye steak and now:
Lime-Marinated Mahi Mahi
Hawaii Mahimahi is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. It (like most fish) should not be over cooked and flakes easily when done properly. It’s also very meaty, almost steak-like in texture. So if you want to re-create a tropical flavor this recipe will do so. Enjoy.
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- pinch fleur de sel
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (I used key limes)
- 1/8 teaspoon grated lime zest
- 2 (4 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
- Whisk the extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, lime juice, and grated lime zest together in a bowl to make the marinade.
- Place the mahi mahi fillets in the marinade and turn to coat; allow to marinate at least 15 minutes.
- Cook on the preheated grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- Garnish with twists of lime zest to serve (optional).
What is your favorite thing to grill?