Thursday, August 26, 2010

Go Fish!

Go Fish!

Mahi Mahi with Dill, Lemon, and Capers
Disclaimer--I have not always been a fan of preparing fish.  I will order it when I am out, but for awhile the thought of preparing it grossed me out.  However, thanks to my friend Leeann, I have gotten over that hurdle and fish is a more regular part of my diet. Fish is great for a number of reasons.  First, you can prepare it in a variety of ways, the oven, stovetop or grill all work great and it is adaptable to a number of different recipes.  Second, it is really healthy.  It is a great source of protein and is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.  Fish is also healthy fast food--it cooks very quickly!

This particular recipe works great with Cod, Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Halibut and Walleye.   I used 5 oz fillets of Mahi Mahi and am listing the ingredients per fillet so you can make the recipe for just yourself or for a dinner party.

1/2-1 tsp fresh dill
1/4 of a lemon cut into two pieces
1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp capers
enough foil to completely enclose each fillet

1.  Lay each fillet flat on a piece of tin foil.
2.  Sprinkle a light amount of salt and pepper on each fillet along with the dill.  
3.  Squeeze the lemon wedges over the fillet along with the EVOO.  Leave the lemon wedges on the fillet.  
4.  Sprinkle capers over the fillet.
5.  Completely enclose the fillet in tin foil.
6.  Cook on a hot grill for 10-15 minutes or until fish is flaky and cooked through.  

You can also cook this recipe in a hot oven.   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes and place the fillets in tin foil on a baking sheet.  

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