Grilled Mahi-Mahi & Asparagus with Lemon Butter
From EatingWell: March/April 2013
In this quick grilled fish recipe, we grill firm mahi-mahi and fresh spring asparagus alongside one another, then drizzle them with a bit of tart lemon butter. We like mahi-mahi in this recipe, but any firm fish fillet can be used in its place.
- 1-1 1/4 pounds mahi-mahi, wild salmon, tuna or cod, skinned if desired, cut into 4 portions (see Tips)
- 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed
- Cooking spray, preferably canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat grill to medium-high.
- Place fish and asparagus on a large rimmed baking sheet and coat both sides with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Oil the grill rack (see Tips). Place the asparagus on one side, perpendicular to the grates; place the fish on the other side. Grill the fish, turning once, until opaque, 3 to 5 minutes per side (depending on thickness); grill the asparagus, turning occasionally, until lightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Place butter, lemon juice and the pinch of salt in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High to melt the butter, about 25 seconds. Drizzle each portion of fish and asparagus with about 1 tablespoon of the lemon butter.
Tips & Notes
- Tips: For information about choosing sustainable seafood, visit seafoodwatch.org.
- Oil a grill rack before you grill to keep the food from sticking to the rack. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill—it may cause a flare-up.)
Per serving: 189 calories; 8 g fat (4 g sat, 3 g mono); 98 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 2 g fiber; 444 mg sodium; 735 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Folate (44% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat
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- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- Preparation/ Technique
- Type of Dish
- Main dish, fish/seafood
- Ease of Preparation
- March/April 2013