We like fish in general and I am purposing from here on out, to have it more frequently. Especially with all the protein, vitamins B, D and omega 3 fatty acids fish provides, we should be eating it at least once a week. Brain food, that is what fish is and, I could sure use more of that! In the past when we do have fish, it is a “nice” meal. “Nice” as in birthday or anniversary. Normally, I spread homemade butter (from Buttercup’s cream) on top with a little squeeze of lemon juice on it and into the oven it goes!
With the summer heat upon us and trying desperately to give the air conditioner a break, I have been trying grilled recipes much more this summer. Grilled fish just took a “nice” meal to a new level. My family really enjoyed this and although I grilled 5 lbs of fish, there were no leftovers!
Grilled Tomato Basil Fish
1 1/2 lbs fish fillets (wild caught – thawed if frozen is used)
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper (where to buy REAL salt & pepper)
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp basil*
1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar – I use Bragg’s brand
* If you are looking for organic non-irradiated herbs & spices Click Here.
Mix all the marinade ingredients – lemon juice, rosemary, olive oil, salt, pepper – together and pour over fish. Gently turn the fillets to make sure all sides are coated well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Before or during the grilling of the fish: Mix diced tomatoes, basil and raw apple cider vinegar together in a small saucepan and heat thoroughly.
To grill: If fillets are thin, line the grill with foil. Preheat the grill and place fish on the grill. Grill until flaky, about 5 -10 minutes, turning the fillets once.
To serve: Place fillet on plate and spoon topping over the fish.
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