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Grilled Mahi Mahi With Avocado-Chile Salsa


It’s almost
summertime, and the living will soon be easier. Fish are jumping, and the
barbeque is turned up high. Try this quick and healthy recipe on the first
balmy evening this season:

Salsa Ingredients

1
ripe avocado, cut into
¼– to ½-inch chunks

2
plum tomatoes, cut into
½-inch chunks

1
cup minced red onion

1
jalapeño pepper or Serrano chile, seeded and minced (wear gloves when
handling!)

½ cup minced fresh cilantro

1
lime, juiced

½ teaspoon (tsp) kosher salt

Combine all these ingredients
in a large (nonreactive) glass, glazed ceramic or stainless steel bowl; mix
gently with a spoon. Set aside. (Salsa can be prepared 1–2 hours before serving
if covered and stored in fridge.)

Entrée
Ingredients

1½ pounds mahi mahi, cut into 4 equal
pieces

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 lime, juiced

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp freshly ground pepper

Using a large (nonreactive)
glass, glazed ceramic or stainless steel bowl, marinate fish with other entrée
ingredients for 20–30 minutes before grilling.

Grill fish over coals or on
grill, or cook under broiler for 6–8 minutes per
side.

Serve cooked fish with salsa
on top. Makes four servings (one piece fish and 1/2 cup salsa per serving).

Per Serving: 284
calories; 12 grams (g) fat; 33 g protein; 12 g carbs; 5 g fiber; 3 g sugars;
125 milligrams (mg) cholesterol; 438 mg sodium; 49 mg calcium.

Source: March 2006 Health.

Diane Lofshult is a senior editor
of
IDEA Fitness Journal.

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