Monday, January 3, 2011

Thank You & Ginger Glazed Mahi + Shrimp
















I want to thank everyone who commented on my previous post. Your words, kindness, support and encouragement deeply touched and mean so much to me. Blogging has been a happy occasion in what, over the past two years, has shaped up to be a very happy life. I'm so thankful to all of you for being a part of it.


Being pregnant can leave you in suspense a lot of the time. I never know from one minute to the next how I'm going to feel, or what and how much I'll be able to accomplish throughout the day. As a result, I attempt one thing each day in earnest, hope it gets done and live with everything else that hasn't. You'd be surprised at the things that start to fall apart after just a few days of neglect! Strangely, I find it liberating.
Alas, this also means some of the things I love so much, like blogging and reading yours, have taken a backseat to the precious and foremost priority I'm carrying.
Not to mention, my enjoyment of food these days ranges from fleeting to intolerant. Which poses a challenge for a mostly food blogger like myself.

I do have a few recipes that remain to be posted, and this is one of them. Heather of Girlichef selected the film "The Ramen Girl" as her movie of the month over at Food 'n Flix. I was excited to step outside of my culinary comfort zone to make something with a Japanese flare inspired by the film. This recipe was simple, quick and delicious. I loved the shrimp especially!


Ginger Glazed Mahi and Shrimp
Recipe courtesy and adapted from Allrecipes.com






















Ingredients

3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
Or 1 lb. Shrimp
(I used a mix of both)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

1. Add honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and olive oil to shallow glass dish or baking pan. Stir together. Lightly season fish fillets with salt and pepper; peel shrimp (tail can be left on), add fish and/or shrimp to marinade, placing fish skin side down if has skin. Cover and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

2. Add and allow vegetable oil to become heated in large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove fish and shrimp from marinade, reserve marinade. Fry fish 4 -6 minutes on each side, turning only once halfway through, until fish flakes apart with fork. For shrimp: Repeat same process, cook shrimp on one side until becomes pink, turn and repeat on second side. Approximately a minute on each side. Both fish and shrimp could also be baked in oven.

3. Add the reserved marinade to skillet, over medium-high heat. Reduce until becomes glaze consistency. Pour marinade reduction over fish and shrimp. Serve immediately.

Seriously, try these shrimp!

14 comments:

  1. Ree I can imagine thay blogging will take a back seat for a while. Not to worry we will all be here when you manage to get to your blog and we will all be happy to wait.

    Love this recipe it looks quite delicious. Take care. Diane

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  2. Both versions sound delicious...I'm developing a craving for seafood lately...nothing a plate of this couldn't cure, that's for sure. You continue taking care of you and baby and we'll be around when you have a few minutes ;)

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  3. This looks fantastic! Congrats again on your pregnancy.

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  4. I love the flavors in this. That last photo with the shrimp in the chopsticks...yum. I've never seen the movie Ramen Girl...I need to see if it's on Netflix.

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  5. You succeeded the food n flix challenge with flying colors. great dish my dear. I am glad you got to enjoy it. Nice to hear the pregnancy with all its trials and tribulations has been liberating for you!

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  6. Congratulations and good luck!

    O'Charley's Restaurants used to have a gingery glazed tuna steak that I loved and this seems pretty close. Definately going to give this a try!

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  7. I love this recipe Ree, shrimp is my favorite seafood with crab so I think is delicious, Take care, huggs gloria

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  8. All about the dish sounds great. You take it easy and relax, we'll still be here!

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  9. The fish and shrimp both look delicious prepared this way. Hubby has been ordered to eat fish at least once a week- this will be perfect. :)
    Congratulations on your pregnancy! So happy for you! :) Take good care of yourself and that baby- that's the most important thing right now!

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  10. oh yum! that looks so delish!

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  11. The ginger glaze sounds wonderful with both shrimp & mahi! Keep us posted on the progress of the pregnancy!

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  12. A nutritious and delicious dish! I love the snap peas there ;-))

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  13. Man that shrimp looks good, the sides too, and wish I could grab it, but guess its going to be the delivery Chinese food menu by the phone!

    Hope you are feeling good right now and always...

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  14. Oh wow I am getting inspired this looks wonderful.. Glad I landed here. I am your newest follower.!! Keep the recipes coming!

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