Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sweet & Spicy Thai Glazed Mahi Mahi

Wow, I have completely failed at my upkeep of this blog.  Sorry.  I would like to promise that it will get better. Most likely it will, but I do have many new sewing jobs.  So... my goal is two new posts a week.

The last few weeks, dinners have been quick thrown together things.  A lot of stirfry, chana saagwala, and fish + veg + grain.  Also, I think we have eaten pancakes for dinner three times in as many weeks.  This is one of the last really creative fish dishes I made.  It is quick, easy, and a very un-boring take on our fish+veg+grain.  I quickly sauteed broccoli and asparagus with garlic, a teeny bit of hoisen sauce, and lime juice and made black rice as sides.

Sweet & Spicy Thai Glazed Mahi Mahi
2 pieces mahi mahi, about 6 oz each*
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce (low sodium preferably)
1 1/2 Tbsp white wine
1 1/2 tsp sriracha
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp finely minced garlic (~2 med cloves)
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
vegetable oil

   Combine all ingredients.  Allow fish to marinade in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
   Heat a little bit of veg oil in a non stick skillet over med heat.  Let excess marinade fall off fish (do not discard).  Cook fish about 5 min on the first side.  Flip fish and pour excess marinade into pan.  Let it bubble and reduce.  Glaze fish with sauce as it cooks on second side (~5 minutes).
   Serves 2

*You don't have to use mahi mahi.  Any meaty fish will work:  halibut, salmon, swordfish, even cod.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Honey Girl Punch

You know when you are so, so close to the end but still hopelessly stuck in the middle?  That's where I am right now.  I am counting down the days until this month is over.

This drink can definitely help get you through the slump though.  One of my best friends in the entire world, Heather, took an amazing trip to Hawaii last month.  This drink was specially created for the luau they went to.  It is fruity and refreshing and dangerously tastes like it contains no alcohol.  She recreated it for a little cookout we had a few weeks ago.  Four of us killed this entire pitcher....
Honey Girl Punch
1 C vodka
2/3 C gauva nectar
2/3 C pinapple juice
fresh strawberries

   Muddle a handful of fresh strawberries.  Add vodka and juices.  The goal if for it to look like unfiltered honey when it is done.  Serve over ice.
   Makes 2-4 drinks.  (It just depends on how hard you are celebrating.)

For this pitcher:  3 C each of guava and pineapple, most of a pint of strawberries, 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka.  (A little stronger than the original, but so SO good!)