This dish is all about the marinade. Grating the ginger and garlic on the Microplane grater helps them get integrated into the liquids of the marinade and intensifies mahi's flavor.
Fish Substitutions: Swordfish, Marlin, Grouper, Striped Bass, Halibut
1 1/2 inches ginger, peeled
1 garlic clove
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
1 Tbsp sesame seed oil
3 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 Mahi fillets without skin (6-8 oz each)
- Grate ginger and garlic using Microplane (or some other very fine) grater. In a non-reactive container, that is just large enough to fit fish fillets, combine all ingredients (except fish) and mix well.
- Place fish fillets into the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes - 2 hours.
- Preheat the grill to high.
- Pick up a wad of paper towel with tongs, dip it into oil, and brush the grill rack.
- Place the fish on the grill and cover. Cook for 3 minutes without disturbing. Turn the grill down to medium. Flip fillets over, cover the grill, and cook for additional 3 minutes per inch of thickness.
- To test for doneness, separate the flakes with a fork and peek inside. Fish is done when a trace of translucency remains in the center.
- Serve over mixed greens topped with your favorite dressing.