Wasabi-infused Mahi Mahi Sandwiches with Napa Slaw

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  • 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
  • Mayonnaise


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil and tahini. Stir sesame oil mixture into reserved 1/2 cup marinade.
  4. Combine Napa cabbage and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Pour marinade mixture over slaw; toss gently to combine.
  5. 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.
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