Mahi with Romesco Sauce and Spinach with Pinenuts
Saturday we had my mom and stepdad over for dinner. They brought a massive hunk of mahi (which fed us for dinner last night as well!) A little more wikipedia research taught me that mahi mahi means "strong strong" in Hawaiian, and coincidentally, "great" in Sanskrit. Yea, I'm a dork, on oh so many ways.
I decided to use the recipe Jeff over at C for Cooking posted on his blog last week. The recipe they used was from Cooking light, and is as follows:
1 red bell pepper
2 plum tomatoes, halved and seeded
1 1/2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place bell pepper and tomato halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten peppers with hand. Broil for 12 minutes or until peppers blacken. Place peppers and tomatoes in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel peppers and tomatoes. Place peppers, tomatoes, almonds, and next 7 ingredients (through 2 chopped garlic cloves) in a food processor, and process until smooth.
For the fish I simply marinated them in olive oil and diced garlic for about an hour, and broiled them for about 15 mins.
The spinach was wilted in hot olive oil, and tossed with toasted pine nuts.
Yum =) My mom, I learned, doesnt like spinach... and seemed dubious of the sauce, but she ate it all anyways. ;-)