Magazine Monday - Mahi Mahi with Bacon-Tomato Butter

Welcome to Magazine Monday! I am guest hosting today for Ivonne of the blog Cream Puffs in Venice while she is on vacation. I hope you'll enjoy the roundup - I had many submissions!

Before I start with my submission and the roundup, I would like to say thank you to Brenda of Brenda's Canadian Kitchen and JonesGeneaologist for following my blog!

Yesterday it was a joint effort in cooking - Doug grilled and I prepped the rest of the meal inside.

Mahi Mahi with Bacon-Tomato Butter,


2 cups water
1 TB fine sea salt
2 teaspoons sugar
4 (6 0z) Mahi Mahi fillets
1/8 teaspoon table salt
1 slice center-cut bacon, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 TB butter

Combine first three ingredients in shallow dish, stirring until salt and sugar dissolves; add fish. Let stand 20 minutes then pat dry. While the fish is sitting around, get that charcoal fire going.

The recommendation is to use a charcoal or wood fire as it imparts an intense flavor. But a gas grill lends a subtle flavor so…whatever inspires you :-)
Grill the fish; this should take about 10 minutes or to your personal taste and the intensity of the fire/heat.

Meanwhile, while Doug is standing outside, safe from mosquitoes thanks to the ThermaCELL.

I am inside, heating a small skillet and cooking bacon. After 5 minutes, I add the garlic…stirring away, I then add the paprika, the the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Mix it up well. Now toss that butter in the pan and the 1/8 teaspoon salt. That is all!

Place the fillets on plates and top with a bit of tomato-bacon butter. Heavenly…and it’s from Cooking Light…how awesome is that?! Bacon and butter….and it’s healthy.

Fantastically easy and unbelievably delicious!

Joining me for Magazine Monday...............

Brenda at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen made a delicious looking Chicken Pie from Cook's Illustrated. This is definitely on my to-do list!

The Wandering Coyote @ ReTorte made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from Kootenay Woman Magazine. My favorite cookie is oatmeal and these look scrumptious. Surf over there and grab this recipe!

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having made a Pear Plum Crisp from Food and Wine magazine. Check it out...I guarantee you'll want to save this one!

Janie @ Panini Girl shared a decadent looking brownie from Bon Appetit. Prepare yourself if you love's fabulous looking.

Natalie @ The Sweets Life prepared Shrimp & Apple Kebabs with Curried Lentils from Shape magazine. Get on over there and grab a plate!

Jan at Kitchen Heals Souls made a lovely summer potato salad with Quebec fava beans. This is from Delicious magazine, a UK publication. One look at that salad and you will certainly want to make some for yourself!

Heather @ Girlichef made Chimichanga Dogs from Food Network magazine. We love hot dogs and this version is over the top!

Susan @ Eye For a Recipe sent me three great magazine recipes.

Tequila-Grilled Shrimp from the June 2010 issue of Everyday Food
- Baby Red Potato Salad from the August 2010 issue of Chatelaine
- Chicken Paillards with Fresh Greens and Beans from the August 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Ranjani @ Four Seasons of Food made Corn fritters with roasted tomatoes and peppers from September 2010 Cooking Light magazine. I could go for a plate of those fritters!

Next week's guest host for magazine Monday is Janie @ Panini Girl. She hosts on September 6th (e-mail entries to jtray4{@}mac{dot}com.

Thank you all for participating and I enjoyed my guest hosting gig :-)


Katerina said...

Bacon, garlic, butter it sounds like you had a lot of fun with this meal. I wish i was there to enjoy it! Great Round up!

girlichef said...

I must have bacon-tomato butter. That is pure insanity...and I like it! This is a ridiculously delish looking meal. Great roundup...must go check some out! =)

Drick said...

wow ... grilled fish really does take on a wonderful flavor and I like the simple approach in seasoning it, the sauce sounds so simple too and I know added a great flavor... thanks for this one

Pierce said...

Katerina - Thanks - it was a huge hit. Love that bacon :-)

Girlichef - I almost posted this last night but I had some wine...and then I got lazy. Plus my spelling is awful when I have a buzz!!

Drick - You won't be sorry if you make it!

Brenda said...

That bacon-tomato butter sounds SO good! I love all kinds of fish. What a great round-up of recipes. Thanks for hosting this week!

Mary said...

Tina, the bacon and tomato butter is simply out of this world. It sounds amazing. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Natalie said...

so many great magazine recipes this week! thanks for hosting and including me :)

Ranjani said...

Bacon-tomato butter! Sounds fantastic, definitely one to bookmark. Great roundup, thanks for hosting!

Pierce said...

Brenda - I had so many submissions, all looked so good. Thanks for participating!

Mary - Thank you much - I AM having a pretty good day today :-) Glad you liked the bacon butter.

Natalie - I appreciate your commnt and also for sending me a submission :-)

Ranjani - Thank you for sending me a submission. We'll make Ivonne proud :-)

Kim said...

Tina- Wow! You are really selling me on the cooking light magazine. This meal looks quick, easy, delicious, colorful and just plain fabulous!

You did a great job with your roundup and I'm off to check out what everyone else made.

I feel so bad that I didn't participate. I picked out my recipe, bought all the stuff and my weekend didn't go as planned at all.

Pierce said...

Kim - You can participate this week. Janie at Panini Girl is hosting! I hope you had a great birthday.
If you send me you address I will send my latest Cooking Light magazine :-)

Julie said...

Amazing! You had me at "bacon tomato butter"!

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

I've had mahi once. It was cooked over a cedar plank and absolutely delicious!!! This looks and sounds great. =)

Pierce said...

Julie - Thank you, it was super easy and please let me know if you try it :-)

Ree - Oh, cedar that sounds very good!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that sounds delicious and I bet you could use it on lots of things not just fish!!!

Home :o(

Mrs L

Rita said...

What a great post. I've never had mahi mahi but your pictures sure make it temping! thank you for your detailed recipe; love it.

Joie de vivre said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back. I can't believe how much your blog has changed! It's beautiful! And you're hosting an event? Wow! How does one participate? Make something from a magazine and link to you? I will definitely do that next time I cook from a magazine! I just started subscribing to Simple and Delicious and although the recipes are nowhere near as elegant as what you made, they suffice. I'll be around! Thanks again. :)

creampuff said...


Thanks so much for hosting! You did such a fabulous job!

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