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So you have decided to enjoy Mahi Mahi, but are wondering how to grill with it. Grilling is one of the healthiest ways to enjoy any food, including fish. Plus, it is easier than you think. There are a couple of ways to prepare grilled Mahi Mahi.
Some may prefer putting aluminum foil over the grill prior to using it. Spray some oil onto the foil to prevent sticking. Either way is fine. Heat up the grill. Lightly spritz the Mahi Mahi with oil and sprinkle fresh herbs over it. Place the fish on the hot grill. Cook until you see the flesh change color to a more "cooked" look. (Poke it for doneness.) Gently flip over the Mahi Mahi when it appears done. Cook the other side until you see no uncooked flesh in the middle. Be sure you do not overcook it, or it will become tough. The entire process will only take a few minutes (about 10 total, for an average).
Here is a suggestion, taken from their website, that Red Lobster has for making the most of your grilling Mahi Mahi experience:
Lightly brush a piece of Mahi Mahi fish with oil and place it on a hot grill away from the hottest part of the fire. After a few minutes, the fish will release some of its own natural juices and should no longer stick to the grate. Check for color and doneness, and turn the fish over when light grill marks appear (it should only take a few minutes on each side).
After you have removed the cooked Mahi Mahi from the grill, squeeze some fresh orange or lemon over it for a delightfully tasty treat. Enjoy with some grilled veggies and iced tea for a very heart healthy meal.
If you prefer wine, Mahi Mahi goes great with a nice Chardonnay.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|