Mouth Watering Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
Written by: Ricky Elmer
Mahi mahi has been classified as a protein food by the USDA. This is because, for every ounce of mahi mahi (also known as dolphinfish – not because it’s is part of the dolphin family, but because it swims alongside boats like one), there is an equivalent amount of protein.
The protein content of this fish is extremely high, making it a perfect prep meal for those who work out. Your muscle function, health and growth needs protein in large quantities. The protein contained in mahi mahi is known as complete protein, meaning that all the amino acids that your body is not able to produce on its own is provided by this protein.
For every 3-ounce serving of this fish, there is only 93 calories and a plethora of essential nutrients.
For instance, this fish is a great source of vitamins B-5 and 6. These nutrients both help support cellular metabolism, which helps cells function properly. Vitamin B5 helps produce hormones while vitamin B-6 helps make neurotransmitters – chemicals that control your internal body clock, mood and other neurological processes.
Now that you know how healthy mahi mahi is, you probably want a delicious recipe to go along with this knowledge – I have just the one for you!
In total, it should take you about 40 minutes to make this dish. This easy recipe allows for you to receive all the health benefits of mahi mahi and make it taste fantastic. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
- 4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp tamari sauce
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Stir the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, garlic, ginger and tamari together in a shallow glass dish. Using salt and pepper, season the fish fillets and place them in the dish (if the fillets have skin, place the skin side down). Refrigerate for 20 minutes to let marinate.
- In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Remove the fillets from dish and keep the marinade. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, turning once. The fillets will flake easily with a fork when done. Remove from skillet and place on platter.
- Pour the remaining marinade in the skillet and heat over medium heat until glazed. Spoon the glaze on the fish and then serve.
Rick Elmer is a freelance writer from Texas who enjoys learning about health and nutrition while striving to make the world a better place. He is passionate about music, meditation, art, traveling the world and helping those around him.
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