Broiled Bluefish with Red Onion and Citrus Dressing
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion tops
- 2 pounds bluefish fillets, cut to make 4 pieces
- 1 small red onion, cut into thin slices
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
- 1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, grapefruit juice, lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1 tablespoon of the chives.
- 2. Put the fish, skin-side down, in a shallow glass dish or stainless-steel pan. Scatter the onion over the fish. Pour half of the citrus dressing over the top; let marinate for about 15 minutes.
- 3. Heat the broiler. Put the fish, skin-side down, on a broiler pan or baking sheet. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Top with the onion. Broil the fish, about 6 inches from the heat if possible, until just done, about 5 minutes for 3/4-inch-thick fillets.
- 4. Pour the remaining dressing over the hot fish and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of the chives.
- Fish Alternatives: Any rich, full-flavored fish fillets would benefit from the acidity in the citrus dressing. Try mackerel, shad, kingfish, or porgy.
- Wine Recommendation: Just as the citrus here flatters the fish, a light white wine with lots of acidity will balance its oiliness while matching the grapefruit and lime flavors. Try a vinho verde from Portugal or a sauvignon blanc from South Africa.
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