In this section, Cool Springs' staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
Pair this elegant dish with Flying Fish Riesling--an off-dry, light-bodied Riesling from Washington state ($12.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
2 tsp olive oil
4 (6 oz) mahi mahi fillets
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1. In a shallow glass dish, stir together the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and olive oil. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the dish. If the fillets have skin on them, place them skin side down. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove fish from the dish, and reserve marinade. Fry fish for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning only once, until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fillets to a serving platter and keep warm.
3. Pour reserved marinade into the skillet, and heat over medium heat until the mixture reduces to a glaze consistently. Spoon glaze over fish, and serve immediately.