Last night’s grilled dinner could not have been easier thanks to Trader Joe’s Seasoned Mahi Mahi fillets. I think Mellissa had the same idea!
On a whim, I bought this package of pre-marinated frozen fish while shopping at TJ’s on Sunday. (I usually don’t buy seafood, chicken, or pork with any seasonings or flavors as I prefer to make my own.) But, for some reason, these called out to me as something that might be an easy weeknight meal.
Not only was it easy, it was delicious! The fish was moist, flavorful, and nice portioned. I liked that the seasonings enhanced the fish, but didn’t overpower it. I also loved that I didn’t have to come up with something to top it or pre-plan a marinade. All that was left to do was clean a few veggies and add those to the grill as well. Mellissa made an awesome black bean salad to accompany her meal, which looks like the perfect pairing.
I will definitely buy these again, and maybe even be open to trying some other pre-seasoned meats/fish/proteins. I struggle with this, as I always believed they were less healthy, overly processed, or the “cheater’s” way to cook. Well, no longer. I realize that it is fun to have a new flavor twist (that isn’t Asian) and not have to worry about how ‘to do’ the fish tonight while trying to feed, bathe, and read to Ava. Healthy, easy, and tasty – it’s a win-win.
Off to get more accomplished this afternoon. I need to make a Target trip for the third time this week and stop at the grocery store. Does anyone else get caught in the money pit that is Target? It is not humanly possible for me to come out of there with one thing. I also need to stretch or do some yoga, as my legs and low back are really feeling tight. I want to be ready for Boot Camp tomorrow morning!
Stay tuned for Wednesday’s Wine. I’m trying an old favorite tonight.
Do you buy pre-seasoned or pre-marinated meats or seafood?