Friday, September 3, 2010
Fresh Fish Does Not Smell Fishy....
Since no fish monger lives here in Klamath Falls. I opt to get my Mahi Mahi at Costco. ( There is no Costco here either, but I make regular trips toMedford our closest one.) MahiMahi is a salt water fish. Some people say it resembles dolphin but they are not related. MahiMahi is a bluish-green skin fish. They may weigh up to 40 lbs and are considered one of the best eating fish. Ususally sold as steaks or fillets or whole.
The fish I purchase is frozen and packaged in individual shrink wrap and I love it. When it is thawed there is never "fishy to smell" and is firm and great to bake or grill. Fresh fish NEVER smell fishy....Even if it is frozen. If it does do not purchase it . We try to eat fish often. It is really good for you too. Lots of omega3 and there are many ways to cook it. I am making Mahi Mahi with a fresh Cilantro sauce for dinner tonight. It is a very simple dish and tastes heavenly.
First you thaw the mahi mahi steaks. Fish should be thawed in the refrigerator and cooked as quickly as possible. Since there are only hubby & me we will cook only two. Fish tends to cool quickly. For this reason it should be served on warm plates or a warming platter. Yum I can't wait for dinner.
I would pair this with a Pinot Chardonnay, a French Colombard or a Gamay Rose'... Or even a Pinot Grisio since I have that bottle open and used it in the recipe..
Oven baked Mahi Mahi with Tangy Cilantro Sauce
½ cup honey
½ cup water
¼ cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup white wine
1 T corn starch
1 teas granulated garlic
½ teas grated lemon peel
2T fresh cilantro chopped
4 mahi mahi fillets
Combine all ingredients except cilantro & mahi mahi in a small saucepan
Cook and stir over med heat until mixture comes to aboil and thickens
Simmer 2 minutes add cilantro mix well Remove from heat and keep warm
Bake mahi mahi in 300 preheated oven for approx 20 minues or until fish turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Spoon sauce over fish ansd serve. Garnish with fresh cilantro or lemon twist.