Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Foto: Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos

After discussing malting, barley and beer for the last six (6!) posts, today's Friday Foto is a nice change of pace. For the last week, we've been on vacation in North Carolina at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and for me, that means one thing: a seafood binge.  (Actually, it means several things, including a healthy dose of surfing, but for the purposes of today's post, it's all about the food...)

Here in the Buxton and Avon area of the Outer Banks, there are a handful of great local seafood markets that sell fresh, local catch - Diamond Shoals, Risky Business, and Surf's Up, to name three.  (Check out this website to find these and other markets in the surrounding communities.)  Each day this week, we've "indulged" in a different option... grilled fillet of red snapper, bay scallops over GF pasta in a marinara sauce, vegetable kabobs with grilled tuna steak and sea scallops, steamed blue crabs.  Each meal has had its own wonderful appeal, but perhaps my favorite has been the mahi-mahi fish tacos.

After rinsing and patting dry the fish, I lined a baking tray with tin foil.  Each mahi-mahi piece went on the tin foil, then I rubbed down each with a little oil.  A sprinkling of salt and pepper, some minced fresh garlic, and a squeeze of lime juice, and they were ready to go in the oven under the broiler.  About halfway through broiling, the garlic began to brown heavily. At that point, I scraped the garlic off the top of the fish so it wouldn't burn and get too bitter. Then I returned the fish to the broiler to finish cooking. The fish were done when they flaked easily with a fork.

We served the fish with corn tortillas, sauteed peppers and onions, brown rice, salsa, and fresh chopped cilantro.  Divine!  The clean flavor the mahi-mahi, with a little brightness from the lime, really made the dish.

- Pete


Renee said...

Yum! I love fish tacos!!! I need to learn to cook fish. Yes, I know I am vegetarian (per my blog) but we have recently discovered my body does need meat/fish for the B12. I still cook 95% veggie though.

peterbronski said...

Hey Renee... Not to worry! As I'm sure you know, quite a few vegetarians enjoy fish (as well as eggs and/or milk). In fact, one of the other people on vacation with us - a vegetarian - also ate the fish tacos! =)

Cheers, Pete

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I love fish tacos, too, and as a non-beer drinker I don't mind the break from beer talk. ;-) Your photo and instructions are great--thanks!

Can't believe you're in OBX. You're all over the place these days! What a great time to be at the "Banks" though ... before the crowds arrive. :-) Every meal you mentioned is on my favorites list for sure.

Enjoy the surfing and the rest of your vacation with your family and friends! Hubby lived at the Banks and learned to surf there many moons ago.


GFDINER - Kathy said...

I just got your book in the mail last week. I can't wait to cook from it. Since my carrot/pineapple cake bombed last week I am going to make your version. Have a great vacation.

Kathy - GFDiner

peterbronski said...

Hey Shirley... OBX were wonderful. And yes, I've been all over lately! But now travel slows down for a bit (thankfully...I need to catch up on work and catch my breath!). =)

Hey Kathy... Enjoy the cookbook and the carrot cake! Alas, vacation is over, seemingly all too soon. I wouldn't mind another week of surfing and seafood.

Cheers, Pete