{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}

1.05.2011

Citrus-Glazed Mahi-Mahi with Sesame Spinach

My boyfriend hates seafood. This troubles me, and I'll tell you why. Fish is delicious. Shrimp are divine. Scallops are scrumptious. He's a fine person, but I question his taste level, frankly. At least in food anyway. His taste in women is top notch. But I digress...

Whenever Vin has to work late and will be missing dinner, he'll shoot me an email during the day exclaiming: "Fish night for Jennie!". Today, I received such an email, and this is what I made. 

Citrus-Glazed Mahi-Mahi 
(serves 2, or 1 hungry person with a seafood-hating partner in his/her life)

* 2 pieces Mahi-Mahi (I used frozen Mahi-Mahi from Trader Joe's, 
and was thoroughly impressed)
* juice of 1 grapefruit (you could also use orange)
* juice of 1/2 lemon (or lime)
* 1 tbsp dark Tamari soy sauce
* 1 tsp minced ginger or 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
* 3 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper

Let fish marinate for 10 minutes in sauce, then cook on grill pan approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.

For the spinach, I sauteed in a mix of olive and sesame oils, threw in a bit of minced garlic and ginger, then topped with sesame seeds. I piled the Mahi and spinach on a bed of plain couscous.

11 comments:

  1. Me and Vin are in the same seafood haters boat...or maybe not boat...let's say hovercraft. The only fish I'll eat is a coconut and batter-covered shrimp...with lots of dipping sauce to hide the taste of the shrimp. But hey, this sauce sounds like it would work with pork maybe? I like pork. I'll be over here in the pork hovercraaft if you want to join me.

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  2. I'm not a Mahi fan, but this might convert me.

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  3. The pork hovercraft? Oh Shannon. You so crazy.

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  4. Your boyfriend doesn't like fish? Horrible! I understand though, I didn't like fish until after I graduated college. Maybe it will grow on him also.

    This dish looks awesome, And I love that the fish is topped with sesame spinach, sounds delicious!

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  5. Isn't it funny how some people have such a strong distaste for seafood? My best friend is like this, and it makes me sad because I enjoy it so much! Thank you for sharing this delicious mahi mahi recipe, and thank you for your kind words on my blog. They mean so much to me!

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  6. that plate looks absolutely elegant! i have this bookmark already:)

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  7. I might have to try that this week! Thanks!

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  8. Ahhhh....yum!!! This looks amazing and healthy and gourmet. Come and cook me dinner would you. You can be my personal chef and I will pay you in teddy grahams and it will be just fabtastic.

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  9. if you were my neighbor, I'd invite myself over for dinner.

    Just Better Together

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  10. Wow this looks great. I am looking forward to trying it. Just found your blog. Love reading over your posts!

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