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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ginger Maple Mahi Mahi

I had gotten some nice mahi mahi fillets from Dry Dock Fish at my farmer's market. For some odd reason, I was feeling lazy to actually do some cooking of my Sunday meal. I remember reading a recipe somewhere in the interweb about cooking with foil pouches. I think it had something to do with camping. Either way, I figured this may be something right up my lazy alley.

I marinated the fish the night before in a maple syrup concoction. This can be fore 30 minutes before baking. The next day, I prepared the fish. Cut out two large pieces of foil. Just enough to wrap around the fillets. I placed a nice bundle of fresh spinach as a bedding and placed a fillet on top. Drizzled some of the marinade over to help the spinach cook as well. Wrap it up and baked it. I set it and forget it and 20 minutes later...voila!

I carefully opened the pouch letting the steam escape and inside was a perfectly tender fish and cooked spinach with a nice broth underneath. I topped it with some corn-tomato salsa that I had made a couple days before before. You'll see the recipe for that tomorrow. You can add other veggies to your liking as well, but I preferred just some spinach. Cooking the fish in a foil pouch was like poaching it in a way, which was pretty neat. I may try cooking with foil pouches more often. The fish had a lovely light savory flavor of the maple and ginger and it made for an easy cleanup.

Serves 2-3

Ginger-Maple Mahi Mahi

2 mahi mahi fillets
1 lbs fresh spinach

1/4 c maple syrup
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 garlic clove - minced
additional seasoning (optional)


Combine the ingredients of the marinade together. Place the filles in a large enough dish or in a large ziplock bag. Pour the marinade and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. This may be done the night before.

Preheat your oven to 375˚F

Cut 2 large pieces of foil large enough to wrap the fillets.  Divide the spinach into two bunches bundle them at the center of the foil.

Place a fillete on each one and drizzle the marinade over.

Seal each into tight pouches by bringing together the longer edges  to the center and roll the ends in.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and open slowly.


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of maple and fish together. Original. I'd love to try it.

♥peachkins♥ said... sounds really delish..
Galing mo jen, In My Life nga pinanood ko kahapon..ang ganda..haha

Christo Gonzales said...

hard to say no to "perfectly tender fish" so with that in mind - give it up!

vanillasugarblog said...

love this girl!!

Pam said...

I never thought to add maple to fish - this looks so healthy, colorful and tasty.

KennyT said...

This sounds very new to me, but I'm sure maple contributes a special flavour to this yummy looking dish.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I do not eat a lot of fish but I would have never though of pairing it with maple. I bet it's delicious:)

Debbie said...

That's a different combination and it sounds great.

chow and chatter said...

oh wow this is great and so easy yummy

Sippity Sup said...

That does not look "lazy" to me! Fantastic is a better word. GREG

Bob said...

That looks great and the cleanup time can't be beat. Heh.

theUngourmet said...

I am loving your fish in a pouch and the wonderful ginger maple marinade. I'm starving for lunch right now!

teresa said...

oh yummy, i love all the colors too!

Jenn said...

HH: You should.

Peachkins: Hehe...I'll have to check it out.

doggy: No can resist!

Dawn, Pam, Debbie, CC: Thanks.

Kenny: It does.

Nutmeg: It was.

Greg: I like that.

Bob: When there's a good clean up aspect. You know it's a must.

Ungourmet: same here.

Teresa: Thanks.

Diana said...

For a simple preparation, that fish looks pretty darn fabulous! I bet it would be delicious over some jasmine rice.

Simply Life said...

Oh YUM! That looks soooooooo good! Wish I had it for dinner now! :)

z said...

Looks so appealing! But we don't have maple here.

The Duo Dishes said...

So healthy! That's definitely what we should be trying to eat right now.

zerrin said...

Looks so appealing. But unfortunately, we don't have maple here.

Dewi said...

Ginger and maple? What a nice combo Jenn!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the maple and ginger combination. This looks and sounds delicious.

Reeni said...

This looks so yummy! Love the maple and ginger combo!

Jenn said...

Diana: Definitely great with rice.

Simply Life: ;-D

Z, Zerrin: You can use any syrup you prefer.

Duo: Healthy and delicious.

Elra, Mary, Reeni: Thanks.

Miranda said...

Mahi Mahi!! Yum, this looks incredible..I love it! I bet the maple added an incredible glaze.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a beautiful dish! The flavors sound great. And I really love the clean up... ;)

Anonymous said...

oh that looks so healthy and delicious. Less clean up afterwards I'd say

Anonymous said...

Yay! Another person has used maple syrup and ginger together!

Jenn said...

Miranda: It does.

Andrea: Cleanup is awesome.

pixelhazard: Thanks.

Hummingbird: Woohoo...

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

I love mahi mahi-but I've never tried it this way! Love the fresh salsa on the top :)

Jenn said...

Sweta: Thanks.

Heather S-G said...

Those are some warm, gorgeous flavors...delish!

Jenn said...

Girlichef: thanks.

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