Monday, August 2, 2010

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos

As much as I love summer and all of the fresh produce that is at hand, I have to admit that it's been hard to commit to cooking dinners regularly. Obviously, part of that is having been insanely pregnant at the beginning of summer and then being busy taking care of a new baby. But, really, I just can't get excited about food and meal planning. It's been a really hot summer which sort of suppresses the appetite and Adam and I find ourselves doing the whole, "I don't care, what do you want?" song and dance. Eventually, we just make PB&J sandwiches and go to bed. However, last week I decided I had to make something good and I remembered my mom mentioning fish tacos using frozen mahi mahi. I decided to give them a try and am so glad that I did. It's a great meal that takes very little time and is absolutely delicious. I didn't think to take a picture, so you'll have to use your imagination. Here is the recipe, enjoy!

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos, adapted from Bobby Flay

- 1 pound mahi mahi
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 limes, juiced (or 1 really juicy lime, if you're lucky enough to get one)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- flour tortillas

Garnish with whatever fixings you like. Here is what we put in ours:

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
sour cream
chopped cilantro leaves
diced avocado

Prepare grill- will want a medium-high heat. Meanwhile, place fish in a shallow baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together, oil, lime juice, chili powder, jalapeno, and cilantro. Pour over the fish and let marinate for 20 minutes.

When grill is ready, remove fish from marinade and place onto grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes on the first side, flip and grill for another couple of minutes. Fish should be flakey but not dried out.

Place tortillas on the grill and grill for 20-30 seconds. 



Emily said...

Yum! I love fish tacos but I haven't tried making them with mahi mahi. I usually just dump a bunch of sweet chili sauce on fish and grill it, but I'm going to branch out and try your lime chili recipe.

jenny goodman said...

Rather than PB and J, our standby is what we call the "arcata burrito." This is where we take a tortilla and dump whatever we have in the fridge into it. Potatoes, cheese, rice...broccoli...whatever. We call it the Arcata burrito because generally we have a lot of random veggies in it and everyone in arcata is vegetarian...haha