4.14.2012

Grilled Balsamic Glazed Mahi Mahi

Grilled Balsamic Glazed Mahi Mahi

With a few warm days interspersed with to cooler Spring weather, I decided it was time to venture outdoors and fire up the grill.  I am lucky to have a family of fish lovers and with mahi mahi on sale, last night was the night to introduce them to this firm, white fish. Grilled Balsamic Mahi Mahi is a super simple recipe that lends itself well to many different types of fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.

With the grill fired up, dinner was on the table in less than 15 minutes. I also served basmati rice and fruit salad. We all enjoyed the dinner. My Middle One did comment that mahi mahi was not her favorite type of fish. She is more of a salmon fan. The slightly caramelized balsamic vinegar glaze added just enough flavor to the fish without overpowering its delicate flavor. I grilled some extra fish which will be fish tacos for tomorrow's lunch.

If you are trying to serve more fish to your family, this is a good starter recipe to try. With fresh fish and a quick preparation, you can change those landlubbers into seafaring folks.


Grilled Balsamic Glazed Mahi Mahi

serves 4

1 1/2 pounds of mahi mahi fillets
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium tomato, diced
basil, chopped

Preheat grill and set it to medium high heat.

In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper.  Place the fish in a glass baking dish and drizzle with half the marinade.

Grill the fish for about 5 minutes. Flip the fish and brush with some of the reserved marinade. Grill for an additional 4 - 6 minutes and flip the fish one more time. Brush with more of the balsamic vinegar and remove to a platter. Top with the chopped tomato and the basil. Serve immediately.

6 comments:

raquel@eRecipe.com said...

I have a family of who loves fish too. A kid in the house is in a stage where he wants his fish (milk fish)fried or grilled. Now I got to see your recipe and I might make him try into eating another type of grilled fish. =)

MaryBeth said...

Oh my gosh, this fish looks so moist. I love fish and it is so good for us also.

Biz said...

I wish I liked fish - that looks so good!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is one fish my family will like. It looks like a perfect summer dinner.

Zachary said...

Sorry new to cooking and gluten free cooking as well... How long do you leave the Mahi in the marinade before putting it on the grill?

amycaseycooks said...

Zachary - fish should not be marinated very long as it begins to "cook" in acidic based marinades (any containing vinegar, citrus juices). About 15 minutes is all you need.

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