Hey Dads! The Perfect Complement To Your Grilled Fish

grilled mahi mahi
Grilled Wild-Caught Mahi Mahi
Cannellini Bean, Meyer Lemon Confit, Kalamata Olive, Italian Parsley, Scallion Salad

Hello Dads. Hello Grilled Fish. We want our beautiful grilled fish to be the star at the table. No heavy sauces, no overpowering seasonings. Light, fresh, and fabulous. Here mahi mahi filets were brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, then grilled over medium high heat until just cooked all the way through.

They’re served over this bright fresh salad that takes only a couple minutes to prepare. The highlight is the Meyer lemon confit which adds a deep sweet-salty-lemony component. Whole Italian parsley leaves are vibrant and intense, great paired with the creamy cannellini beans, sliced green onion, and Kalamata olives.

And Dads, we know most of you love thick juicy steaks, but perhaps you’re planning to eat a bit lighter this summer? Well, this heart-healthy, very satisfying dish is for you. Happy Father’s Day.

confit meyer lemon salad

Start with Meyer lemon confit rind (cut on an angle), sliced scallion, and whole Italian parsley leaves.

Add pitted sliced Kalamata olives, cannellini beans, a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

white bean salad

Season with salt and pepper, then toss gently.
Place salad on plates, and top with your perfectly grilled fish.

grilled mahi mahi
Mildly sweet with a firm texture, we are fans of rich juicy smoky grilled mahi mahi. And this salad, a “Perfect Complement To Your Grilled Fish” would be fabulous with swordfish or halibut as well. The fish is garnished with strips of Meyer lemon confit and a sprinkle of crushed red chile to give it an extra little kick.

father's day

Wishing a very Happy Father’s Day to my brother Don,
Super-Dad to Stone (8) and Jett (6),
and to all the Foodie Fathers out there!

Lori Lynn

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the celebratory COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY now through June 23rd here!

19 thoughts on “Hey Dads! The Perfect Complement To Your Grilled Fish”

  1. What a great salad for fish – you’re right….not too heavy or overpowering! As usual – amazing pictures. They are a feast for the eyes!

  2. I think your side could be my dinner. I love how you grill the fish – I do the same and also with steaks – salt and pepper, sometimes olive oil and let it grill!

  3. I logged on to Foodbuzz looking for some fish recipe inspiration, and your post was the first thing I saw! Looks perfect and exactly what I was craving! This is going on my table tonight

  4. Wow, beautiful meal…and sure the salad is perfect paired with the grilled fish. Love it!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Lori Lynn 🙂

  5. Stunning photo of a fabulous salad that would be the perfect accompaniment to any fish or meat. I wish I had made some Meyer lemon confit while they were in season. Congrats on the Top 9!

  6. what an absolutely beautiful salad. I love the meyer in it, too. but i like best how you prefaced it with no heavy sauces, creams, etc.. so light and refreshing. hope you enjoyed your weekend! 🙂 xo.

  7. Bright fresh flavors. Agreed with the meyer lemon confit perfectly compliments the fish. Wonderful way to allow the fish to shine.

    BTW, I buy my edible flowers from a small organic farm here in Miami, they produce a small amount and I normally buy whatever they produce. I just think they elevate the look of any dish.

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