How to make Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Caponata – A Restaurant Style Dish
Mahi-Mahi was always a staple fish during my restaurant days. It’s mild flavored fish that holds up well to just about any type of preparation and added flavors. Like my Blackened Mahi with a pineapple lobster sauce or my Poached Mahi-Mahi served with a lobster sauce.
Although I readily admit that fish is not one of my favorite dishes, I do try to get it on my home menu at least once a week and being creative with toppings has helped me learn to enjoy more types of fish. I consider myself very lucky to have good reliable sources for fresh seafood, which does make choosing the right fish much easier.
Lisa is willing to try just about any type of seafood I bring home and I can usually tell if she’s just being polite or whether she really enjoyed the meal. With my Grilled Mahi, there was no question, that she enjoyed the dish (although I think she liked the caponata better than the Mahi-Mahi)
I do enjoy grilling fish, but if it gets too cold or just can’t grill, you can easily roast this fish instead. Just a little olive oil sea salt and black pepper and you’re in business. Twenty minutes in the oven at 350 degrees should do it nicely, just don’t forget to add a little water to your pan to keep the Mahi-Mahi from drying out.
Serve this up with your favorite side dish, and enjoy a delicious restaurant style meal in the comfort of your own home, for a fraction of the cost.
- 14 ounces Mahi-Mahi skin removed
- 1 medium eggplant peeled then grilled cut into small dice
- 1 small zucchini sliced longway then grilled and cut into small dice
- 1/2 cup of assorted pitted olives small dice
- 1 medium tomato small dice
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- coat eggplant and zucchini in olive oil season with sea salt and pepper and grill or roast until barely cooked.
- dice eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and olives (cut in a small dice)
- mix in a bowl with chopped basil, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes, and sea salt to taste
- Lightly coat mahi-mahi with olive oil, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
- Grill mahi-mahi over high heat 7-10 minutes on each side
*Eggplant, and zucchini can be roasted if grilling is not an option
** (if roasting, place mahi-mahi in a baking dish with a little water in the pan and roast at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.