Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi & Simple Greens

I get easily intimidated by fish. First of all they're sea creatures- or lake creatures- it doesn't matter- they can be tricky. I've had my fair share of encounters with some very WRONG fish.  One time my sister and I were sea kayaking just off shore in the Atlantic.  A wave came up full of fish (I insisted they were tuna) and broke on us- while fish smacked us in the faces.  I got so spooked that I aborted the mission, jumped ship and swam to shore.  I've seen Shark Week too much.  Plus, I can be a little dramatic sometimes.

So I'm stretching myself in trying new fish recipes and getting fish on the dinner table more often than not. But the benefits outweigh the potential ick factor so I press on. And I'm glad I did because I found a fab recipe! I can pretend I came up with it, but that would be lying. (Thank you However, the Simple Greens I did wing and it came out good!

Glazed Mahi Mahi

( I have no picture- for I devoured it before I thought of it!)

I bought Trader Joe's frozen Mahi Mahi filets and thawed them

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


In a shallow glass dish, stir together the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic 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.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove fish from the dish, and reserve marinade. Fry fish 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.
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.

Simple Greens

1 bag of Trader Joe's mixed greens (mustard, turnip, collards, spinach)
1 container of Trader Joe's stir fry veggies (or your own medley)
1.5 cups chicken broth
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter (call me Paula Dean)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onion, garlic and olive oil. 

Maybe add a tablespoon of butter or 4.  Whose counting?

Add stir fry veggies and broth.

 Bring to a boil and add the rest.

 Cook down for about 15 mins. Serve over brown rice or couscous. Eat with hot sauce (unless you're a Pansy, then just plain)

Pug patiently waiting for droplets from the only one who will feed her.

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