Wasabi-infused Mahi Mahi Sandwiches with Napa Slaw

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/4 cup finely minced shallots
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
2 teaspoons wasabi paste
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) mahi mahi fillets
8 slices ciabatta or 4 rolls, split
2 tablespoons tahini
1 1/2 cups very finely shredded Napa cabbage
1 cup very finely shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped green onions


Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a bowl; whisk in 2 tablespoons sesame oil. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade, and set aside. Place fillets in a zip-top plastic bag; pour remaining marinade over fillets. Seal bag; chill 1 hour.

Remove fish and discard marinade. Grill fish, skin side up, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fish, and grill 3 to 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove and discard skin. Cover and keep warm. Grill bread slices 3 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil and tahini. Stir sesame oil mixture into reserved 1/2 cup marinade.

Combine Napa cabbage and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Pour marinade mixture over slaw; toss gently to combine.

Lightly spread one side of each bread slice with mayonnaise. Place fish over 4 pieces of bread; top with slaw and remaining 4 pieces of bread.


Jennifer Martinkus and Derrin Davis,

March 2005
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