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Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Papaya Relish

Taking a bite of this perfectly grilled fish with a bright fruit relish will transport you to a more tropical setting. It’s both elegant and easy, so you’ll have plenty of time to whip up cocktails for your guests.

Serves 4

for the papaya relish:

2 cups papaya, cut into ½-inch pieces

½ cup diced fresh pineapple

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 shallot, thinly sliced

juice and zest of 4 limes

½ teaspoon finely minced habanero pepper

1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane

¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro

for the mahi-mahi:

4 (6-ounce) portions of mahi-mahi

sea salt

fresh pepper

extra virgin olive oil

zest of 2 limes

1. First make the papaya relish: Combine all ingredients in a glass mixing bowl and set aside to chill.

2. Preheat the grill to high.

3. Season the mahi-mahi with salt, pepper, and lime zest and drizzle with olive oil.

4. Grill the fish for 4 minutes per side, rotating every 2 minutes to mark it nicely with grill marks.

5. Serve immediately with papaya relish.