Grilled fish for dinner is probably the best delicious gift that you can give your body during the nighttime. Sea fishes are a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fats, which are easily digestible and do many health benefits. Check out this grilled fish recipe from Epicurious that will make a healthy dinner than fried, sautéed or deep fried fish.
Healthy Dinner: Grilled Fish Steaks
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Servings – 6 to 8
Fish steaks (2 pounds)
Fresh lemon juice/orange juice/dry white wine (1/4 cup)
Extra-virgin olive oil (1/2 cup)
Sherry or balsamic vinegar (1 tablespoon)
Ground cumin/dried thyme/oregano (1/2 teaspoon)
Freshly ground black pepper
Minced garlic (1 teaspoon)
A pinch of flaked hot red or cayenne pepper
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- Cut the steaks to one and half to two inches thick. You can use any sea fish like tuna, halibut, swordfish, bass, or red snapper.
- Except the fish steaks, mix up all the ingredients together.
- Brush both sides of the fish steaks with the mixed spices and set aside for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
- Brush olive oil on the cooking surface and place it almost 4-6 inches above the burning coals or embers. Arrange the steaks on the grill in a way so that each piece has equal access to the heat source.
- If your fish steaks are big in size, you can put them directly on the grill. However, if the pieces are small, use a special grid made for fish to prevent the pieces falling through and burning up.
- Cook each side for nearly 4 to 5 minutes. Stop cooking when you can freely insert the tip of a sharp knife or fork through the steaks.
Take the pieces on a platter.
- Boil the remaining marinade, pour them over the cooked steaks, sprinkle the flakes of hot red or cayenne pepper, and serve hot with lemon wedges.
- You can garnish the steaks with chopped fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill, basil, and cilantro.
- You can grill whole fishes too but grilling large fishes is quite tricky because most of the times, the outside gets burned before the inside is cooked well. So, if you are not very good at cooking, try with small mackerels, sardines, or bluefish.
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This healthy dinner recipe is much healthier than any fried version of fish recipe. In addition, the preparation is so easy that you cannot mess it up. You will find your guests raving about it and asking for the recipe! Apart from sea fishes, it works great with freshwater fish like tilapia too.
Do you have any special grilled fish recipe to share? Why don’t you try with a different combination of spices?