Grilled Mahi with Basil Butter

Grilled Mahi with Basil Butter



Basil Butter

¾ c fresh basil leaves

2 TBSP butter, softened

1 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice

¼ tsp salt

2 garlic cloves minced

(tomato sauce) 2 tsp BCOO EVOO

½ c finely chopped red onion

2 garlic cloves minced

3 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

½ c dry white wine

3 TBSP capers

2 TBSP BCOO balsamic

¼ tsp sugar

1/4c chopped fresh flat parsley


4  (6-8oz) mahi steaks about 1 inch thick

½ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper

Whole basil leaves for garnish

Step 1

Prepare grill or broiler.

Step 2

To prepare basil butter, combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides as needed. Set aside. 

Step 3

To prepare sauce, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and 2 garlic cloves; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomatoes; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in wine, capers, vinegar, and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley. Set aside.

Step 4

To prepare tuna, sprinkle tuna with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place tuna on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with sauce and basil butter. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.




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