Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quick and Easy Marinades for Fish


(fresh yellowfin tuna steaks)

Because its probably our most popular product (aside from the shrimp), Mom and I are always asked for our favorite fish recipes. The truth is that with a fresh product, very few ingredients are needed because the flavor of the fish stands alone. However, there are a few marinades that we recommend when asked. The best part is that they're quick and easy - AND -  most people already have the  ingredients in their refrigerators & pantries. No trip to the grocery store necessary! Here we go... 

  • Italian salad dressing (a great all-purpose marinade!) 
  • a mixture of orange juice, low-sodium soy sauce, honey, and fresh grated ginger (especially tasty on tuna!) 
  • dijon mustard, olive oil, and lime or lemon juice (a delicious marinade borrowed from the South Beach Diet cookbook. it keeps fish exceptionally moist!) 
  • ranch dressing and low-sodium soy sauce (I know this sounds like a strange combination, but my Mom swears by this marinade for her grilled tuna) 
  • dijon mustard topped with coarse sea salt and brown sugar (this is my grandmother's favorite recipe to use on salmon when cooking it on the George Foreman Grill)
  • green tabasco sauce and lime juice (one of my favorites for sword fish and grouper!) 
There are no real measurements that you need to know for any of these suggestions. Just keep mixing the ingredients until you get the taste you desire, and be sure you make/use enough marinade to coat both sides of the fish. 

So, dear readers and customers - do you have any favorite fish marinades you'd like to suggest? Share them in the comments! Thanks for another great weekend! 

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