Friday, May 18, 2012

Grilled Flounder with Pineapple

As you can imagine, when I buy food, I generally buy in bulk :) or at least large frozen packages.  Our most recent fish purchase was flounder (remember Flounder Wraps?), so when we decided to use this amazing summer recipe from Weight Watchers, we substituted flounder for halibut.  I think any white fish would be really tasty with the marinade.  The meal was light; you can pair it with veggies, but I thought that the fish and pineapple was satisfying on its own, and it left extra points for dessert :)

Grilled Flounder with Pineapple

1 Tbsp lime zest   
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice   
2 Tbsp unpacked light brown sugar, divided   
1 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp table salt   
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper   
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (I like a little spice, so I added some extra pepper)
4 Flounder (or other white fish) filets
1 can pineapple rings

Preheat grill. (We used a grill basket, but if not, spray grill with cooking spray but BEFORE turning grill on).

Place zest, lime juice, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of ginger, salt,cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper in a medium-size rectangular glass dish; tightly cover dish and swirl to combine marinade. Add fish to container; cover, swirl again to coat fish and marinate in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes, turning once.

While the fish is marinating, put pineapple in a second glass dish and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of brown sugar and remaining 1/2 tablespoon of ginger; cover and let sit for about 5 minutes. Remove pineapple from dish and set aside; add resulting juices to dish with fish.

Put fish and pineapple in grill basket.  Grill for 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes.

Grill pineapple until heated through, turning once, about 8 minutes. 

Serving is 1 piece of fish and 4-5 pineapple rings.  5 points a serving.

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