I originally had plans to grill these, as I’ve been on a HUGE grilling kick already this summer, but since I had never grilled fish before, I thought I better do my homework first.
I had visions of my pretty fillets sticking to the grill, or even worse, flaking and falling apart into the fiery pit of death and burning to a blackened crisp. And there’s no crying in grilling, so this was simply not going to happen.
After reading up, I decided that since this was a flaky fish and the fillets were delicate and at least partially thin, that grilling would not be a wise decision.
I was a little disappointed, and almost tried it anyways, but my better judgment grabbed me by my ear and led me back into the house.
I will certainly try grilling fish soon, but will stick with nice thick cuts like cod, salmon or other chunky-style fish and leave the thinner fillets for the pan or oven! 😉
So after plan “A” went quickly to plan “B”……plan “C” was about to happen. My fearless Walmart hunter had returned from the hunt with the groceries.
And this “orange” that I had asked for was definitely in the citrus family…but was one HUMUNGOUS and odd-curious looking “orange”. Uh, oh. Yay.
So after getting everything put away, I hacked into this thing to find that it was some type of Ruby Red Grapefruit! Oooooookay. I can deal with this.
And that I did. And you know what? It was AWESOME.
It was even better than anything else I could’ve chosen or even quickly subbed. I love a little challenge and it worked just fine. GREAT in fact!
So well that I’m going to be using them a LOT more in the future!
So this one, single grapefruit was easily stretched to make not one, not two – – but THREE different dishes for supper!
The fish baked up to be mild, sweet, tender, and juicy with a nice spice, not too hot, and the Ruby Red Grapefruit juice was the perfect splash of flavor to brighten it all up!
Like a little ray of sunshine!
The salsa on top was incredibly delicious, and even the asparagus got a nice surprise as well. 😉
All in all, it was the perfect summertime meal that we enjoyed out on the deck by the lake! It’s going to be a GREAT summer! 😀 😉
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