Grilled Mahi Mahi with a Sesame Crust over Wilted Kale

Fish is so good when we can get it

Fish is so good when we can get it

Because fish went on sale and it’s always grilling season …

Grilled Mahi Mahi with a Sesame Crust over Wilted Kale

For the Marinade

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 lb Mahi mahi filet

Whisk ingredients together and let fish marinade in a non-reactive container for 30 minutes. Flip the fish once.

For the crust

  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper seeds

Grind ingredients in a coffee grinder for about 15 seconds. Leave some rough bits, you don’t want it to be pulverized.

For the kale

  • 1 bunch kale torn by hand
  • 12 basil leaves chopped roughly
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt/pepper

Whisk vinegar, oil, lemon juice and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Saute garlic over medium heat in vegetable oil. Toss in kale and cook until it begins to wilt. Add basil and continue to saute until basil darkens through. Remove from heat and toss with dressing.

For the fish

Pat fish dry and place skin down on a cedar plank. Pat sesame crust over flesh. Grill over indirect heat until done. Serve over warm kale.



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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Grilled Mahi Mahi with a Sesame Crust over Wilted Kale

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    What a beautiful piece of fish. I’ve never found it locally however. Any ideas for substitutions?

  2. Gerlinde says:

    Oh boy, this looks good. I just had Mahi Mahi in Maui last week.

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

  4. What a fabulous recipe Greg! I’ve got to find some decent fish and make this.

  5. Raymund says:

    That’s a nice piece of fish

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    Though the fish is grilled to perfection, I want to try that kale. It sounds far more flavorful than what I prepare.

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