Slightly Savory Saturday

P1040453Grilled Mahi Mahi with Asparagus and Orange and Sesame


4 portions, 6-8 ounces each, mahi mahi filets

salt and pepper

2 limes, juiced

3 Tablespoons dark tamari soy sauce

2 inches fresh ginger root, grated

1 tablespoon canola oil

20 blades fresh chives or 3 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish

1 to 1/1/2 pounds thin asparagus spears

2 navel oranges

1 inch fresh ginger root

2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


Preheat grill pan to over medium high to high heat. Season mahi mahi with salt and pepper. Combine the lime juice, dark soy, ginger and a little canola oil in a shallow dish. Turn the mahi mahi in the citrus soy marinade and let it hang out for 10 minutes. Grill on hot grill pan for 6 minutes per side for 1 inch filet or until fish is firm and opaque.

Trim the asparagus (use bend and snap method to determine where to cut) . Use a peeler to make long strips of orange zest from the oranges. Cut the ends of the oranges and stand them upright on a cutting board. Removed the pith in strips using sharp knife and cut down from the top of the orange. Discard the pith. After oranges are trimmed and peeled turn on side and slice into 1/4 inch rounds. Set the orange disks aside . In a skillet with a cover bring 1 inch of water to a boil with the zest of the oranges and grated fresh gingerroot. Allow the orange zest and ginger to simmer for at least 1 minute and then add salt and asparagus spears. Simmer the spears 3-5 minutes until just tender. Drain the asparagus. Discard the orange zest and ginger. Assemble a few spears on each dinner plate, layering them back and forth, crisscrossing the spears over orange slices. Sprinkle sesame seeds over asparagus and oranges and top with 1 portion of the grilled mahi mahi. Garnish with chopped chives/scallions.

This makes 4 large servings of deliciousness!!! Enjoy!

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  1. Oooo another good recipe Beth Ann! I don’t think I have ever had mahi mahi. But the recipe sounds great. Love asparagus! You have your fish and asparagus on one of my plates.. šŸ˜‰

  2. You prepare the most delicious looking dishes.

    I have never heard of mahi mahi. Fish it appears?

    Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. Eating lots of it these days while it’s in season.

  3. Yummy! I am drooling. (Sorry)

  4. It sounds and looks very good. You won’t get anything like that here. I do not know how to cook anymore for company.

  5. Yum. We love fish. It looks like you and Chris enjoy asparagus! I love it, especially fresh. Happy Travels.

  6. Looks delicious!

  7. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Asparagus and mahi mahi…two of my favorite things in the summer…other than a glass of white wine šŸ™‚

  8. Looks & sounds delish!


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