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Pescado Zarandeado (Grilled Fish)

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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:12 pm
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Pescado Zarandeado is a Mexican dish quite popular on the west cost of Mexico. It’s usually done by butterflying a whole fish and then marinating it/smearing with tomato/chili sauce and grilling over wood fire using a grill basket. The name translates to English as “Tossed or Flipped Fish”, this is due to the fact that they turn it around often to keep it moist while basting it with butter.
Here is a video by Rick Bayless that illustrate the whole process from sea to plate.
http://livewellnetwork.com/Mexico-One-P ... ns/7582777

I started mine with a whole filet of Mahi Mahi
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I then brushed it with the chili/tomato sauce. I added Achiote paste to mine for extra color and flavor.
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I fired up the grill and started with fire-roasted salsa
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And grilled the fish in a grill basket and basted with garlic butter. I also grilled some veggies along the side of the fish.
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Dinner is served :)
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It was awesome and flavorful and I’d definitely do it again.
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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:37 pm
Dyal_SC well done
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I am so envious of your variety of grills!! That looks killer, BBcue-Z! I saw a whole Mahi Mahi filet in Kroger not too long ago at a decent price. I'll pick one up on my next visit.
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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:43 pm
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That is a truly amazing looking meal Z! Nicely done!! I hope it tasted as good as it looked.

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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:01 pm
smokin'gal well done
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Ditto on what Jim said - that meal looks fantastic. Excellent job.

Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:12 pm
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WOW!-- Does that meal ever look appealing, Z! You would make Rick Bayless' jaw drop with that one. I really enjoy his show "Mexico: One Plate At A Time." Watch it all the time, even reruns. Yeah, that achiote paste is wonderful. He has a super simple grill of Mahi Mahi that is rubbed with the stuff. I feel a wave coming on...

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:13 am
Griffin well done
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Amazing....simply amazing. My mouth is watering right now. Great job.

Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:48 am
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Wow, does that ever look good, Z!

I like how the baskets fit perfectly in the grill. Were they designed that way?

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:18 am
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That looks really delicious... I love fish and will be adding that one to the list.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:11 pm
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Thanks everyone for the kind words :D

beercuer,
I like Bayless show too, unfortunately, we no longer get it around here. He has an awesome house/yard and wonderful toys. I especially like his $10,000 grill. It’s a propane grill that burns wood logs: http://kalamazoogourmet.com/products/hy ... TAod1GYAqw


Brad,
I had both baskets before I got that grill, I was just lucky that they fit perfectly :)
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:32 pm
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beercuer,
I like Bayless show too, unfortunately, we no longer get it around here. He has an awesome house/yard and wonderful toys. I especially like his $10,000 grill. It’s a propane grill that burns wood logs: http://kalamazoogourmet.com/products/hy ... TAod1GYAqw


Oo-la-la yes! Talk about a pitmaster's dream! I've seen Rick use that on the show. One of the little toys I had to get for myself was one of those lime juicers that look like a couple hinged melon ballers.
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