Ahh summer. My family’s favorite season. It’s also the season of trying to balance a zillion things at a time while still trying to find delicious, nutritious meals for the family. On a recent shopping trip to Costco I noticed that they were selling wild-caught Mahi Mahi. Having never tried this type of fish before, I thought what the hell. My Mom lived in Bermuda for several years and more than once I heard her talk about my Step-Dad fishing for Mahi Mahi and that they really loved it. Not knowing how to cook it though I turned to the web and found this recipe for Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi on All Recipes. My version here is slightly modified from the original to suit our tastes and because I wanted more glaze than the recipe called for. This is one recipe that I can see us making over and over again. Slightly sweet, slightly sour and it gives this otherwise mild but meaty fish some zing!
Accompanying the Mahi Mahi is something I’ve been dying to try for a while now after having seen a zillion recipes for it on Pinterest. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. I mean let’s be honest, bacon wrapped ANYTHING is good, but it’s especially excellent with Asparagus I find. The presentation of this is sheer brilliance as well. It’s one of those things that looks like you spent hours planning and preparing but in reality it’s dead easy!
Honey and Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
– 4 tbsp honey
– 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
– 5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
– 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
– 2 cloves minced garlic
– 3 tbsp Olive Oil
– 4 Mahi Mahi fillets
1) Preheat oven to 400.
2) In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and olive oil. Take approximately 1/4 of this glaze and marinade Mahi Mahi fillets for about 20-30 minutes. Set remaining glaze mixture aside.
3) Coat or spray the inside of a cast iron skillet with olive oil and place marinated fillets into skillet with the liquids it had been marinating in. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until fish appears white and flaky.
4) Pour reserved glaze into a small pot and simmer on low for approximately 5 minutes. Pour desired amount over the fish and enjoy!
This fish tastes delicious over quinoa, but I’m sure rice would work well too. The best part is that it absorbs up all of the excess marinate 🙂
– 1 bunch Asparagus (the thinner the stalks, the better and more tender they will be)
– 7 or 8 bacon strips
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
– 1 clove minced garlic
1) Preheat oven for 400.
2) Wash and trim approximately 30 spears of Asparagus. Group together in bunches of 4 or 5 spears. Wrap each bunch tightly with one strip of bacon. Place on a baking sheet with the ends of the bacon strips down.
3) In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, maple syrup and olive oil. Using a pastry brush, brush liquid mixture over the bacon wrapped Asparagus.
4) Bake at 400 for approximately 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked. Enjoy!
Do you have any fish recipes that are your favorite? Or a different way of cooking Mahi Mahi?