Grilling Up Fresh Fish Favorites

Sam Choy
By Sam Choy
Wednesday - August 01, 2007
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On this week’s show we’re firing up the grill to cook a couple of our favorite fish dishes.

This show aired originally in February ‘04.


* 5-6 ounce mahi mahi or snapper filets (OK to substitute fish)
* salt
* 1 cup olive oil or salad oil
* 1 sprig fresh rosemary
* 4 sprig fresh thyme
* 4 garlic cloves (minced)
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 teaspoon black pepper-corns

Marinate fish in herb/oil for approximately a half hour to one hour.

Squeeze a wedge of lemon juice over the filets as they cook over the grill.

For Spinach Cream Sauce:

* 1/4 pound unsalted butter
* 1 cup diced round onions
* 1 tablespoon minced garlic
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 1 quart heavy cream
* 1 cup chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon (optional)
* salt
and pepper, to taste
* lemon juice
, to taste In a saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in butter.

Add flour to create a roux. Slowly add heavy cream while whisking to prevent lumps. Add chicken stock, continue to whisk till nice and smooth. Squeeze lemon juice. Add spinach and tarragon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If roux is too thick, add more chicken stock.


* 5- to 6-ounce ahi steaks

* salt and pepper, to taste
* olive oil (to coat ahi filets)
* minced garlic

Salt and pepper ahi filets, coat with olive oil and minced garlic. Grill ahi medium rare.

For Ginger Sauce:

* 1 cup ginger, finely chopped or minced in food processor
* 4-5 stalks green onions, minced 1-2 sprigs Chinese parsley (cilantro), minced

3/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt

For Grilled Vegetables:

* tomatoes
* onions
* red or green peppers
* zucchini

Season the vegetables with salt and pepper and grill. Cut vegetables into large pieces. In a large bowl, mix the cut grilled vegetables with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

Place the grilled ahi filets next to the chopped grilled vegetables on a plate. Drizzle the ginger sauce over the grilled ahi filets and serve.

(Watch “Sam Choy’s Kitchen” Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL News 8.)

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