This dish was a team effort. My hubby did the grilling and I made the chutney. All I did to the Opah was rub it with a little olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. Then he just grilled them for about four to five minutes on each side and they were ready to go.
The Opah was really good on the grill, the flavor is mild and sweet but also very rich. Opah has a good dose of healthy fats, so it’s a great choice if you can find some. If you want to read a little more on Opah, you can do it right here. As for the chutney, I had some basil and mint in the fridge that I bought at the Farmers Market earlier that week so I decided to use it with the fish. I love making fresh herb sauces like this one, it adds so much flavor without adding a ton of extra fat or calories. This chutney was a great compliment to the fish, it was very bright and flavorful but not over powering. Enjoy!
Grilled Opah With Mint And Basil Chutney
Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 2-6oz pieces of Opah
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 1-2 clove of garlic, chopped
- ½ cup of basil
- 1/3 cup of mint leaves
- ¼ cup parsley
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil plus a little extra to rub on fish
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 tsp of honey
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mint and Basil Chutney
Combine scallions, garlic and salt in a food processor and blend until everything is minced up. Add in basil, mint, and parsley and pulse until it’s all minced down (you may have to do this in batches).
Add olive oil and blend until it’s all combined. Then add water, lemon juice and honey.
Give it a taste…does it need more salt? Maybe a little more water? You decide!! Once you've got it right set it aside while you grill up your fish.
Simply Grilled Opah
Pre-heat your grill on high for about ten minutes.
Rub each piece of fish with a little olive oil and then season with salt and pepper.
Place fish on a pre heated medium high grill and allow to cook about four to five minutes on each side or until cooked thru. Top with chutney and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings (with plenty of extra chutney).
Serving size: 1 Opah fillet w/ 2 tbsp of Mint and Basil Chutney Calories: 245; Total Fat: 6.9g; Saturated Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbohydrate: 2.4g Dietary Fiber: 0.3g; Sugars: 1.7g; Protein: 42.2g