Monday, June 4, 2012

Citrus Marinated Fish

We try to get together every Monday night for dinner with my dad, my brother Chad and his wife Steffy. Chad and Steffy are vegetarian also (in the same manner as I am) so it makes it really easy for us to eat fish or seafood when we get together - it's one meal we can all share.

It is currently Copper River Salmon season here in the Pacific Northwest and that stuff is SOO good!
AND to top it off, Steffy's dad happened to give them a bunch of fresh cod. So - fish it was - on the grill!

Here is what you will need:

  • 3 lbs of fresh fish - your choice
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 limes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Rinse your fish well.

Squeeze the juice from the oranges, lemon and limes.
Combine in a bowl with the chopped cilantro, salt, caraway, coriander, garlic and olive oil.

Fresh citrus fruits and fresh herbs make EVERYTHING better - I mean everything.
I think you could add them to just about any dish and improve it!

Pour over the fish and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes, but up to a few hours.

Its so pretty - the intense red color of the Copper River Salmon, and the clean white cod flecked with fresh cilantro - it makes me hungry!

Heat a grill to 425`, put the fish on the grill skin side down, if it has skin.

Cook for 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the fillets, turning half way thru if they don't have any skin.

You will know it is done when the fish flakes slightly when you press the side of a fork or spoon into it.

And it will smell amazing!

Remove from the grill, tent it with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with a light pasta or rice dish, a spring greens salad and crusty Italian bread.


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