Cherry Chipotle Salsa with Grilled Mahi Mahi

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe with Homemade Cherry Chipotle Salsa!

This simple recipe for Grilled Mahi Mahi topped with a kicked-up Cherry Chipotle Salsa made using Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes and garlic can be ready in minutes. This simple, healthy recipe delivers a high-end restaurant quality meal without the high-end prices. We already love Grilled Mahi Mahi, but pairing it with this homemade salsa that’s sweet but balanced with a little kick is absolutely genius. The salsa is amazingly fresh and tasty, and pairs wonderfully with any meat or fish fillet that can be cooked on the grill.

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Cherry Chipotle Salsa
Recipe type: Main
  • 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 lb Mahi Mahi fish fillets
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic, drained
  • 2 cups fresh pitted cherries
  • ¼ to ½ of a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  1. Fire up the grill and gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe post on Erica's Recipes for full preparation and grilling instructions.
  3. Enjoy!

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How to Grill Beer Can Chicken

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On the Grill: Beer Can Chicken

It is grilling season and we love Beer Can Chicken on the grill! Beer Can Chicken is easy to prepare because you basically set it on the grill and forget about it. This recipe is the simplest and best method to getting a succulent roasted chicken every single time. There are many versions of the Beer Can Chicken recipe, but this is our favorite.

One of the best things about Beer Can Chicken is that it is very difficult to overcook. The key here is the indirect heat of the charcoal. If you’re looking for a super-simple healthy meal to cook on the grill, this is the perfect recipe. Add a big salad and some corn on the cob, and you’re all set!

On The Grill: Beer Can Chicken
Beer Can Chicken
Recipe type: Grilled
  • 1-4 lb whole chicken
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 opened, half-full can of beer, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 5-6 fresh garlic cloves
  • Any other herbs that you enjoy can be substituted.
  1. Prepare your grill for indirect heat. If you are using charcoal, put the coals on one side of the grill, leaving another side free of coals.
  2. Remove neck and giblets from cavity of chicken, and wash thoroughly.
  3. Rub the chicken all over with olive oil.
  4. Mix the salt, pepper, and thyme in a mixing bowl and rub the seasoning mixture all over the outside and inside of the chicken.
  5. Make a few small slits in the skin and slide the garlic under the skin all over the bird.
  6. Open the can of beer and pour out (or drink!) half of it.
  7. Add more thyme into the can (or another herb like rosemary or sage) and lower the chicken onto the open can so that the chicken is sitting upright with the can in its cavity.
  8. Place the chicken on the cool side of the grill using the legs and beer can as a tripod to support the chicken on the grill and keep it stable. There are also accessories you can buy to keep the chicken from falling over in the barbecue section of your local store.
  9. Cover the grill. Leave it at least an hour. After an hour, check the chicken and refresh the coals if needed. Keep checking the chicken every 15 minutes or so, until a meat thermometer reads 160°F - 165°F. The total cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chicken, and the internal temperature of the grill. A 4-pound chicken will usually take around 1½ hours. If you don't have a meat thermometer, a good way to tell if the chicken is done is to poke it deeply with a knife (the thigh is a good place to do this), if the juices run clear, not pink, the chicken is done.

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Happy Memorial Day from SoFabFood

Happy Memorial Day from #SoFabFood

Taco Dip Cheeseburger photo credit to Kate from I Heart Eating!

Wishing You a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. It is also a day to celebrate and honor all of those who have served, and who are currently serving, to protect our nation’s freedoms. We, the team at SoFabFood, truly appreciate all that you do to protect and serve this great nation and its people. Today, Memorial Day 2015, we celebrate you!

A good celebration calls for good food. If you’re unsure of what to serve on this great day of celebration, keep it simple with grilled burgers. Here are a few of our favorite grilled burger recipes to help make your day more relaxing and delicious.

 Taco Dip Cheeseburger

Double Ranch Stuffed Burger

Easy Traditional Grilled Burger

Grilled Portobello Burgers

Our Roundup of 6 Tasty Grilled Burgers

We hope your Memorial Day is a safe, happy, and delicious one. And please, don’t forget to thank a veteran!

Oven Fried Mahi Mahi Recipe

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A Healthy 30-Minute Meal: Oven Fried Mahi Mahi

If you’re looking for a healthy dinner option, this recipe is perfect for you! Oven Fried Mahi Mahi is one of our favorite entrees because it’s such a healthy meal base, it’s extremely flavorful, and it’s so simple to make. Mahi Mahi has zero carbs, is low in fat and calories, and very high in protein, but when you fry your fish, it cancels out some of those health properties. That’s why we turn to this low sodium Oven Fried Mahi Mahi recipe that uses the oven to bake this tasty fillet. It tastes and looks just like it’s been fried so you can enjoy all of the flavor without all of the added fats. Ready in just about 30 minutes, we’re sure you’re going to love this recipe too!

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You don’t need much to make this flavorful and healthy dish. You’ll need the Mahi Mahi fillets, some avocado or olive oil, bread crumbs, cooking spray, and your favorite no-salt seasoning.

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Simply brush your fillets with a very light layer of avocado oil, then cover them in the bread crumb and seasoning mix, then place them in a greased baking pan in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes to allow the breading to set. Preheat your oven to 450ºF, remove them from the freezer, spray them with a tiny bit of cooking oil, then bake them for about 20 minutes.

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Remove them from the oven and serve with salad, slaw, or any other side you love to pair with your fish dinners. This is a simple, delicious, and healthy meal your whole family will enjoy.

Oven Fried Mahi Mahi Recipe
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Oven Fried Mahi Mahi is a baked fish that tastes and looks just like it's been fried on the stovetop.
Recipe type: Main
  • 5- ½" thick Mahi Mahi Fillets
  • 1½ cups bread crumbs (we use stale bread to make our own)
  • ½ cup bread flour
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ cup Avocado or Extra Virgin Oil Oil
  • Cooking Spray
  1. Wash the Mahi Mahi fillets and set aside.
  2. On a plate, mix the bread crumbs, flour, and seasoning mix together thoroughly.
  3. Brush the Mahi Mahi fillets with a very thin layer of avocado oil on all sides and dredge through the bread crumb mixture, patting for thorough coverage.
  4. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  5. Place fillets on a non-stick baking pan and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow the breading to set.
  6. Remove the fillets from the freezer and lightly spray the tops with the cooking spray.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes on one side, then flip and lightly spray the other side with cooking spray, then cook for an additional 10 minutes.

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Orange Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

This recipe for Orange Chicken Fried Rice is a guest post by food blogger, Dan George  from Mantitlement. To find more recipes from Dan, be sure to visit his site!

Orange Chicken Fried Rice

Orange Chicken Fried Rice: A Simple Weeknight Meal

One of my new favorite Chinese food take-out dishes is Orange Chicken. Not the most healthy item on the menu, but it’s so good. So to lighten up my favorite dish, I turned it into this Orange Chicken Fried Rice. The name of this recipe should actually have quotes around the word “fried”…like that. It’s not actually fried, but it tastes just as good as if it was – if not better.

I love a good comfort food recipe (or fried appetizers in any form), but for dinner time with my family, we try to keep things as healthy as we can. And not only is this recipe a healthy one, but it’s also on the table in 15 minutes.

To make this a quick weeknight dinner, I took some help from the store and grabbed frozen, pre-cooked brown rice. This stuff is amazing. It steams up perfectly in your microwave in 3 minutes when normally it would take you 45 minutes to cook a pot of brown rice. Got to take your short cuts when you can.

Here’s how easy it is to put this rice dish together…

Start by making the orange sauce. Just whisk together the garlic, orange juice, fresh ginger, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

Then heat your wok or a large skillet over high heat until it’s good and hot. Add a tablespoon of canola oil and then the ground chicken. Brown the chicken for about 5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon as you go.

Once the chicken is browned, pour in the orange sauce and combine it with the chicken. Let it cook down for a minute or two until most of the liquid is cooked into the chicken and absorbed.

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Now the easy part – just add in your cooked brown rice, peas, and chopped scallions.

Orange Chicken Fried Rice

Stir together just enough to warm everything through…and DONE.

Your family will go crazy for this rice, I guarantee it. You’ll love it because it’s good for them, and they’ll love it because of its amazing flavor. That’s a family dinner win, win!

Orange Chicken Fried Rice
This delicious and healthy Orange Chicken Fried Rice can be ready in about 15 minutes and it will be a hit with the whole family!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
  • 2-10 oz. bags of Steamfresh Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • ⅓ c. orange juice
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 T. fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 2 T. rice vinegar
  • ¼ t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c. scallions, chopped
  • 1 c. frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 T. orange zest for garnish
  1. Make the orange sauce by combining the garlic, orange juice, honey, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. Heat the rice in the microwave according to the package directions and set aside.
  4. In a large wok or skillet, heat up the canola oil over high heat, then add in the ground chicken.
  5. Brown the chicken while breaking up with a wooden spoon until completely cooked through.
  6. Pour the orange sauce over the chicken and stir to combine.
  7. Cook for 2 -3 minutes until the sauce is almost all absorbed into the chicken.
  8. Next add in the steamed rice, the frozen peas, and the scallions.
  9. Stir together just to heat up the ingredients, top with the grated orange zest and serve.

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