Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Grilled Ono with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce and Butternut Squash

Here is what we had for dinner last week .......
I made grilled Ono for dinner on Monday and served it with some oven roasted butternut squash and sauteed greens (not pictured 'cause we ate them all up!) Everyone raved about how good this tasted. Ono (Wahoo) is a fish found near Hawaii, and is perfect for grilling. We bought our Ono at Costco. It is sold in IQF portions that are individually wrapped. Perfect if you just want to grill one or two pieces of fish.

I got the recipe for Grilled Ono with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce at great-grilling.com.

Four Portions
4 Six to 8 ounce Ono/Wahoo Filets
A mild fish rub or paprika
Salt and Pepper

Prepare your Ono for the grill, rinse, salt and sprinkle a little paprika for the color. Coat your filets with some olive oil. 
Grill your Ono making nice grill marks on the hot grill. For timing figure something like six to 8 minute per inch of thickness of the filet. As mentioned previously do not overcook your Ono.
Top with the Lemon Caper sauce.

Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
This is a great sauce for just about anything, grilled fish, shellfish, chicken breasts or event thinly pounded pork tenderloin.

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter
1/2 Lemon juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon capers (if using dry salted capers rinse)
1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley or other herbs if you like.

After your fish is grilled and ready heat a saute pan on medium high heat, add the olive oil and the butter. Reduce heat to medium. As the butter melts completely add the capers. Saute for a minute, add the lemon. Watch out for the sizzle! Pour the sauce over your grilled delicacies.

The greens, spinach and 2 varieties of Swiss Chard, I cut fresh from my garden. I sauteed them in a little olive oil with some garlic.

The butternut squash was pre-cubed and ready to cook. My parents brought it over for me to prepare. I just put some olive oil in a bowl, added some spices and some sliced onions, and the butternut squash, then made sure everything was mixed/coated well. I baked it on a cookie sheet for about 20 minutes at 350*F. It was fantastic!

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