Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Fling: Grilled Lemon Ginger Swai

This weekend was a warm, sunny change from the cold snowy week before.  It was just plain gorgeous!  I was happy, my cats were happy, and even my "Mountain Lion" Maui -- He was rolling in the grass and dirt as if life had never been so good!

For me, I found myself wanted to open all the windows, air out all the winter blah and walk around town.  And so I did!  And a few hours later... and let's just say various trips to stores, I not only got an adorable new spring outfit, but ingredients for a wonderful meal!

Let's face it:  Summer IS coming... and yes I love to cook (who would've guessed?!!).  That said, I may or may not have put on a few unwanted pounds that the sun does NOT want to see!  So in walking aobut and shopping about, I found myself dreaming up of recipes for healthy, simple, low fat foods...

And I have to say, I almost called my favorite restaurant to tell them what I just came up with so others could have the instant gratification of a mouth full of heavenly goodness!!!

I am a Vegetarian, but in recent light I have added some seafood to my diet, just for nutrition.  And, thought rare, when I do make seafood, I try to come up with a unique twist that will leave me feeling healthy and light.

Well this hot and sunny day brought out the best in me.  I fired up the grill, steamed some veggies, and peacefully ate myself happy!  The meal that left me is sheer exctasy:
Grilled Lemon Ginger Swai w/ Steamed Veggies

Lemons and Ginger should be gilled together more often!
Makes1 serving per Swai Fillet used
Complexity Level:  Easy
Grilled Ginger Swai
What You Need:
1 Swai Filet per person
Juice of 1 Lemon per Filet
Sea Salt (I used pink hawaiian)
Black Pepper
1 Whole Garlic Clove
1/4 tsp Ginger per Fillet
Sunflower Oil (any oil will work)

To start, place your filets on a prepping plate/ station, and rub them with 1/2 Lemons worth of Lemon Juice, 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger, a light pinch of Black Pepper, and a healthy pinch of sea salt.
Lightly spray/ rub each filet with cooking oil, and set back on the plate to transfer to your grill.

Unlike many fish recipes, I went for it and just grilled the fish on the grill.  No foil, no drama.  And it was perfect!  As the fish cooked, I squeeze fresh lemon juice over the filet to spark up some flames and add more flavor.  I sent through half a lemon for 1 filet, but was quite generous.  I think stretching 1/2 lemon for eery 2-3 filets would work just fine!

After about 8 minutes on the grill the fish is done.  Simple, healthy, and fast!  To save time I steamed my veggies while the fih cooked.

This was, and I will say it again and again, awesome!  I wish I had made more, but then again, I was good and didn't eat more than my share ;)

I hope you have a gorgeous day!!


  1. Yay for a sunny and warm weather! I can hear our grill calling my name! I love this dish idea. Healthy and delicious :)

    1. Thanks Anna! I must say this was a super delicious meal! Ginger mixed with the smokey grill glover--- om yum!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!

  2. I actually had to Google Swai. It is not a fish I am familiar with as I investigate I realize I have to find out more as the price points are great.

    Your dish looks wonderfully light and healthy

  3. Mike! I am so happy to hear you've found an interest in Swai too!

    I stumbled upon it on one of my many voyages to the grocery store (I have a hobby of finding foods I have never had before, then make up recipes with them!)

    So I found Swai and thought "Well I never made this, never ate it, but I am craving ginger and lemon!" and Viola!

    This was a fabulous meal, and you're right: It's such a budget friendly fish and a flavorful healthy choice!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note! Have a wonderful day!

  4. Thank you this sounds great


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