It's Game 4 of the NBA Finals and not a particularly nice day. The June Gloom that has been burning off most mornings has been around all day. The idea of watching the game at a bar or friend's house is not exciting. Nothing sounds better than making a simple dinner and sitting in front of the TV.
These were the thoughts that were rambling around in my head yesterday afternoon. Once again Trader Joe's came through with a new product - Mahi Mahi Burgers. Mahi mahi is one of my favorite kinds of fish, and the idea of eating it as a sandwich sounded good. Normally I do not like fish on a bun, even if it's been fried. But mahi mahi is sweet and mild and can hold up to some big flavors.
To start with, I mixed some of my Persian lime oil (from Beyond the Olive) with mayonnaise to give it a bit of zing. I also pickled some red onions. I realized as I was doing this that my burger was going to look a lot like the one on the box. I grilled the burgers for about five minutes on each side and laid them on the bun with some butter lettuce and the homemade condiments.
They were outstanding. I could have eaten two or three of these. The fish was surprisingly moist (shockingly, actually, considering it was frozen) and the flavors of the red onion and lime mayo were a beautiful complement. I have a couple burgers left in the freezer; I will probably make more this weekend. Maybe I can come up with some more ideas for condiments to top them.