Lemon Mahi Mahi with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce and Fresh Mango

Rhubarb was not common in the south of France when I was growing up, yet I have always been attracted to it, both because of its color and taste. Here, the mango brings a delicate sweetness to compliment the tangy rhubarb ginger combination as an accompaniment to grilled Mahi Mahi.

Grilled Mahi Mahi served with rhubarb ginger lemon sauce and fresh mango. As a dinner, the plate is finished with some lentils and steamed broccolini. A great source of vitamins, perfect eaten hot or cold, and can therefore be enjoyed as a picnic.

20130615-075532.jpg Ingredients:
1 lb rhubarb
2 lemons juiced and zested
2 tsp fresh ginger grated
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup water
Lemon mint
1 mango
4 fresh Mahi Mahi steaks
Himalayan pink salt, freshly ground pepper.
3 Tbsp grape seed oil

20130615-075619.jpg Zest the lemons on a dish wide enough to contain the Mahi Mahi steaks side by side. Add 2 Tbsp of grape seed oil, salt and pepper, mix well.

20130615-075728.jpg Press fish into the lemon zest mixture on both sides, and refrigerate to marinate while preparing the rhubarb sauce.

20130616-164857.jpg Wash the rhubarb. Remove the green leaves. Cut the stems into small piece, about 1/2 inch each.

20130615-080145.jpg Grate the ginger, leaving the skin on the root after washing it.

20130615-080258.jpg Combine the juice of the lemons, ginger, honey, water and salt in a medium size pot and place on medium heat.

20130615-080347.jpg Add rhubarb, mix well, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer.

20130615-081501.jpg As the rhubarb is simmering, it should still be bubbly. Stir the mixture occasionally.

20130615-081536.jpg As it is cooking, the rhubarb will naturally turn into a purée. Continue cooking until it is sweet enough to eat, still maintaining a certain tangy taste which will be soften when paired with the fresh mango.

20130615-081723.jpg To prep the mango, lay it on its side and cut it horizontally above the flat large pit inside. Then turn it with the cut side down and cut the other side the same way. Discard the pit and peel the two separate sections of the mango, keeping only the flesh.

20130615-081814.jpg Then either slice the mango thinly or cut it into medium size pieces.

20130615-081925.jpg Preheat the grill for the Mahi Mahi. When the grill is hot, place the Mahi Mahi steaks onto the grill for a few minutes on one side. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pieces.
If you do not wish to grill the fish, you might also sautéed it in a pan with an additional tablespoon of grape seed oil.

20130615-082127.jpg Once the second side is grilled, serve with the rhubarb ginger sauce and fresh mango, add lemon mint and enjoy!


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