Jessie and I must have been on the same wave-length today... We both made fish for dinner... Although, mine was a result of being ultra-frugal and not the result of finding awesome fresh fish at the store.
A few months back, when I was stocking up on Gluten-Free stuff for my pantry, I purchased a large bag of mahi-mahi fillets. I know I need to introduce more fish in to my diet, but my experience with mahi-mahi while I lived in Hawaii was, let's say, not great (although, that could have been because I ate Zippy's Mahi-Mahi - not saying that Zippy's is a bad restaurant because they are not, I just did not care for their Mahi-Mahi). But, being that it was the only fish I was seeing that was already "taken care of" - read - I didn't have to scale, skin, or de-bone it - I bought it.
And there it sat in my freezer, for two months, unopened, until my husband (bless his heart) had a melt-down last night about how much money we are spending (primarily on eating out)...
So I gave him the choice last night - fish or chicken... I guess you can imagine what his choice was.
So, I took the fish out of the freezer last night and put it in my fridge to thaw. And then I started looking at mahi-mahi recipes. I decided on an easy recipe, as I had a homework assignment due this evening that would take most of my time. I decided to broil it.
So, first, I turned my oven to broil and positioned the top rack directly beneath the heating element. Then I covered my broiler pan in aluminum foil. I spread some olive oil on the foil with a pastry brush. Then, I let the fish soak in some water for about 10 minutes (I neglected to put it at the bottom of my fridge to defrost - I put it on the top shelf directly below the freezer - I know, not one of my brightest moves). Once the fish was fully thawed, I cut open the vacuum packed fillets and patted them down with paper towels to remove excess moisture. Then they also got brushed down with olive oil. Thanks to Jessie, I had some pretty awesome Penzeys Spices in my cupboard and I decided to use the "Mural of Flavor" to rub onto the fish.
I broiled each side for about 5 minutes each. While the fish was under the broiler, I popped a package of Bird's Eye Potatoes and Green Beans in the microwave. It was done a little before the fish. But, dinner was easy enough for Aaron to cook when I don't have the time to devote to cooking to dinner (but let's face it, it took all of 15 minutes to prepare - minus the time I left the fillets soaking in water - so I really have no excuse not to take the time to make it myself).