Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Citrus-Glazed Mahi-Mahi with Sesame Spinach

My boyfriend hates seafood. This troubles me, and I’ll tell you why. Fish is delicious. Shrimp are divine. Scallops are scrumptious. He’s a fine person, but I question his taste level, frankly. At least in food anyway. His taste in women is top notch. But I digress…
Whenever Vin has to work late and will be missing dinner, he’ll shoot me an email during the day exclaiming: “Fish night for Jennie!”. Today, I received such an email, and this is what I made. 
Citrus-Glazed Mahi-Mahi 
(serves 2, or 1 hungry person with a seafood-hating partner in his/her life)
* 2 pieces Mahi-Mahi (I used frozen Mahi-Mahi from Trader Joe’s, 
and was thoroughly impressed)
* juice of 1 grapefruit (you could also use orange)
* juice of 1/2 lemon (or lime)
* 1 tbsp dark Tamari soy sauce
* 1 tsp minced ginger or 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
* 3 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper
Let fish marinate for 10 minutes in sauce, then cook on grill pan approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.
For the spinach, I sauteed in a mix of olive and sesame oils, threw in a bit of minced garlic and ginger, then topped with sesame seeds. I piled the Mahi and spinach on a bed of plain couscous.

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Shannon
    Me and Vin are in the same seafood haters boat…or maybe not boat…let’s say hovercraft. The only fish I’ll eat is a coconut and batter-covered shrimp…with lots of dipping sauce to hide the taste of the shrimp. But hey, this sauce sounds like it would work with pork maybe? I like pork. I’ll be over here in the pork hovercraaft if you want to join me.
  • Lelan @ Good Gravy!
    I’m not a Mahi fan, but this might convert me.
  • Jenn from Much to My Delight
    The pork hovercraft? Oh Shannon. You so crazy.
  • Roxan
    Your boyfriend doesn’t like fish? Horrible! I understand though, I didn’t like fish until after I graduated college. Maybe it will grow on him also. This dish looks awesome, And I love that the fish is topped with sesame spinach, sounds delicious!
  • Vincent
    Shannon, you’re hilarious.
  • Monet
    Isn’t it funny how some people have such a strong distaste for seafood? My best friend is like this, and it makes me sad because I enjoy it so much! Thank you for sharing this delicious mahi mahi recipe, and thank you for your kind words on my blog. They mean so much to me!
  • blackbookkitchendiaries
    that plate looks absolutely elegant! i have this bookmark already:)
  • Kristin
    I might have to try that this week! Thanks!
  • Ramsey
    Ahhhh….yum!!! This looks amazing and healthy and gourmet. Come and cook me dinner would you. You can be my personal chef and I will pay you in teddy grahams and it will be just fabtastic.
  • Justine
    if you were my neighbor, I’d invite myself over for dinner. Just Better Together
  • Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    Wow this looks great. I am looking forward to trying it. Just found your blog. Love reading over your posts!