Mahi Mahi Kebabs are the perfect light dinner! Zucchini, red onion, and rich mahi mahi are grilled together leaving you supercharged all day long!
Ever since I got settled back in Italy I’ve been feeling a little blah. You know, just kind of sluggish. I tried going for some walks but they were just so unsatisfying for some reason. Then there were other days where I would sit behind my computer all day working on GEAR related items. I just haven’t been feeling like my best self.
When I woke up today I realized that I just needed a “me” day. I needed to set that time aside and work on refueling and refocusing my body. I stayed in bed longer, I gave myself a little manicure, and I took a nice hot shower.
And although relatively uncharacteristic, I decided to work out. And not just like a 10 minute walk. I did a 45 minute zumba video and a mile walk after that. It was just feeling so good to be active I just wanted to keep going and going. I wanted to push myself. I wanted to be in motion.
And I felt great. When I was finished I took a nice hot shower and felt wonderful. Then I had some leftover Mahi Mahi Kebabs and felt even better.
I was ravenous after I exercised and I wanted something nice and light but also really filling and good for me.
These Mahi Mahi Kebabs were perfect. The meatiness of the zucchini and mahi mahi fill you up and give you some good stuff to chew and digest. Then the red onions and the marinade on the veggies made it taste so amazing and flavorful.
To put it simply, it was just the perfect thing I could have eaten after working out. And now, I feel great. I feel supercharged for the rest of the day. My body just feels better. I don’t know how to describe it. It feels clean. It feels powerful. Releasing those toxins during exercise and then refueling with such a powerpacked, wholesome, light meal did just the trick for me. I feel amazing now and I’m sure you will feel the same after enjoying these kebabs. For me, that spout of exercise and my healthy kebabs is just what the doctor ordered.
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup chopped white onion (about 1/4 of an onion)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil leaves
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 zucchini, cut into 1" chunks
- 1 red onion, cut into eighths
- 1 lb mahi mahi filets, cut into 1" chunks (any skin removed)
- Combine garlic, white onion, olive oil, pepper, basil, salt, and parsley in a ziploc bag. Seal bag and squish bag with hands to mix. Add chopped zucchini, onion, and mahi mahi to the bag and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove the fish from the fridge and heat grill or grill pan to medium/medium high heat. (Grease grill grates with additional olive oil if desired).
- Skewer mahi, zucchini and red onions according to your preference (putting two skewers in them for added protection if desired). Place on the preheated grill and allow to cook until the fish has cooked and the vegetables are softened, about 6-10 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the grill and serve.
- 1) If using wooden skewers be sure to soak those skewers in water before you grill them. This will help protect them from the flames of the grill.
- 2) If you can't find mahi mahi, feel free to sub in another kind of fish like swordfish or tuna. It just needs to be a thicker cut fish so that it won't fall off of the skewer.