Sunday, July 20, 2014

Grilled Orange Roughy

My favorite food choices are often related to family memories, so I wanted to share one of our favorite grilled fish recipes. Our Dad used to take us fishing and we grew up eating the fish we caught ourselves. Then came the time when we had to start buying fish, I searched for types of fish that didn't taste too "fishy". It's hard to accomplish that in the Midwest, we don't always have many choices. We were introduced to orange roughy during a trip to San Diego where my great-uncle treated us to some of the most wonderful seafood we had ever eaten at an establishment called Anthony's. It was the first time we had eaten orange roughy and it was white, flaky and not too fishy tasting. After a few experiments, this is my favorite method to prepare it at home. Serves 4 or 2 with leftovers!
Ingredients:
4 orange roughy fillets
1/4 c fresh cilantro, I use a small handful
* if you are not a cilantro fan use fresh dill, about 1/4 c chopped
2 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
1 lemon, quartered
1 lime, quartered
salt and pepper to taste
  1. Rinse the fish fillets with water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Spray or rub olive oil on a large piece of tin foil.
  3. Place fish on the foil and cover with cilantro or dill.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic or garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Using your fingers, lightly pat the seasonings into the fish.
  6. Squeeze the lemon and lime juice over the fish and place the fish in the foil wrap.
  7. Fold the foil over the fish so it is sealed on all edges.
  8. Use another layer of foil so the juices stay inside the foil wrap while grilling.
  9. Place the foil packet on the grill and cook on medium for 10 minutes on each side (or until flaky).



My garlic secret? I buy the best garlic and garlic powder from Annie's Garlic.


Enjoy!


Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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