Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

13 Sep

 

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

So how good a day is this & how blessed am I to live where I do?I was invited to go fishing with friends this morning, at the dock at 6:20 & left for our destination fishing grounds by 6:30. Lines in the water at 7:00 & the 1st Dorado (Mahi Mahi) hookup at 7.15. 15 minutes later another & 5 minutes after that I hooked what turned out to be about a 40lb Wahoo or Ono which just happens to be one of my favorite fish, both to fight & to eat. Not a monster but big enough to make us all crazy with multiple bags of fish steaks & filets to take home. wahoo-mojo-de-ajo11After landing a couple more Dorado we moved to look for some Tuna which we were fortunate enough to find, as well as a surprise Snapper. On the day we also managed to catch a Bonita & Trigger fish  but they don`t really count as much in the meat category, just side line entertainment. Needless to say what was coming was a true seafood feast. With part of the Tuna I prepared ¨Hawaiian Style¨ Ahi Tuna Poke (recipe here).  tuna-poke15It`s always a treat!

The Snapper I left intact & made Whole Roasted Snapper (here) which is probably the easiest, most foolproof & tastiest preparation I know.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Now let`s get back to the Wahoo & the focus of this simple man`s plan to better eating today. What I have for you is Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo. Mojo de Ajo really means bathed in garlic butter when you get right down to it & is a go to sauce for any type of fish, shellfish or even chicken. I mean come on, how can you go wrong! I finished my sauce with a good hit of fresh lime juice & then garnished with fresh cilantro to brighten up & compliment the flavors. It was nothing less than awesome, super easy & fast!!

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

A quick note but Wahoo (Ono) is am perfect fish for the grill. In steaks or filets it`s a very ¨meaty¨ fish & holds up fantasticly without the need of a fish basket or other piece of bbq equipment. The only word of caution is DON`T OVERCOOK IT or it can tend to dry out.

Here`s all you`ll need for your Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo:
Serves 4
Wahoo Steaks or Filets- 4 6-8 oz pieces.
Butter- 1/4 cup
Garlic- 4-5 cloves peeled & minced
Lime- 1 large or 2 small juiced
Cilantro- 2-3 Tablespoons finely chopped
S & P
Vegetable OilA quick look at the stars. This is so stupid easy but so freaking delicious.wahoo-mojo-de-ajo13

Get your grill going. What we`re looking for is medium high – high heat. Moisten a paper towel with a bit of vegetable oil & give the grill grates a quick rub. This will help prevent the fish from sticking. Season your steaks or filets with a little salt & pepper & get them on the bbq. Now, very important, PLEASE DON`T OVERCOOK your fish or it can become dried out. 6-8 minutes TOTAL for each inch of thickness or 3-4 minutes per side.

When the fish is finished remove to a plate & cover with foil to keep warm.

For your Mojo de Ajo sauce add the butter to a skillet over low heat & add the garlic. We`re looking to toast the garlic in the butter so do it slowly. About 5 minutes until you have a nice golden color to the garlic. Turn off the heat add the lime juice & give the pan a little swirl. That`s it, all there is to it. I told you this was easy!

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Plate the fish, spoon some sauce over the top & garnish with some chopped cilantro! Dinner is served!

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Enjoy your Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo. Seriously, it doesn`t get much simpler or much better!

Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

Ingredients

  • Serves 4
  • Wahoo Steaks or Filets- 4 6-8 oz pieces.
  • Butter- 1/4 cup
  • Garlic- 4-5 cloves peeled & minced
  • Lime- 1 large or 2 small juiced
  • Cilantro- 2-3 Tablespoons finely chopped
  • S & P
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  1. Get your grill going. What we`re looking for is medium high - high heat. Moisten a paper towel with a bit of vegetable oil & give the grill grates a quick rub. This will help prevent the fish from sticking.
  2. Season your steaks or filets with a little salt & pepper & get them on the bbq. Now, very important, PLEASE DON`T OVERCOOK your fish or it can become dried out. 6-8 minutes TOTAL for each inch of thickness or 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove to a plate & cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. For your Mojo de Ajo sauce add the butter to a skillet over low heat & add the garlic. We`re looking to toast the garlic in the butter so do it slowly. About 5 minutes until you have a nice golden color to the garlic.
  5. Turn off the heat add the lime juice & give the pan a little swirl.
  6. Plate the fish, spoon some sauce over the top & garnish with some chopped cilantro!
  7. Enjoy!
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6 thoughts on “Grilled Wahoo (Ono) al Mojo de Ajo

  1. i heard you where on the boat , what a verity of good fish you all caught.
    can i be invited next time and then go to you place for libations and the BEST DINNERS ever!
    love your sight and photos.
    with aloha , annie

  2. That really does sound mouth-watering delicious ! And easy.

    It also sounds like you’re fishing trip was awesome. So delighted for you

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