Grilled Wahoo with Mango Salsa

Wahoo (ono) is a saltwater fish that inhabits tropical and subtropical seas worldwide. Known to be highly dangerous and powerful, it is a prized game fish among even the best of sports fishermen. Similar to swordfish and shark, wahoo is meaty and substantial enough to lend itself well to grilling and heavy marinating. For this recipe, we marinated wahoo steaks for 1 hour in a bright mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and basil. Grilled to perfection, these hearty steaks were a great complement to fresh mango salsa. 

 On the side, we served these steaks with roasted Brussels sprouts and a British favorite called "Bubble and Squeak," in honor of the 2012 Olympics. 

Congratulations to Kim Rhode who won her 5th Olympic Gold Medal! Rhode competed through wind and rain this morning, hitting 99/100 clay targets in Women's Skeet Shooting. This is Rhode's 5th consecutive Olympic Gold, going where no athlete has gone before. The entire hunting/gun community is proud.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 2-4 minutes
- 24 ounces of wahoo filet
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 2 tbs. lemon juice
- 2 tbs. fresh parsley (1 tbs. dried)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. dried basil
- 2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp. kosher/sea salt
Mango Salsa
- 2 large mangoes, peeled and sliced for grilling
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- kosher/sea salt, to taste
- olive oil, for drizzling
- 1/4 cup of red onion, minced
- 2 tbs. cilantro, chopped
- 3 green onions, white and light green parts chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1/8 cup lime juice
- 1 tbs. olive oil

1. Remove any skin from wahoo. 
We also advise removing any dark meat, which can taste rather "fishy." 
Rinse filet(s) in cold water, then cut across into 1 inch steaks. 
2. In a zip-lock bag, combine all marinade ingredients.  
Place wahoo steaks into marinade. Remove excess air from the bag, seal and give a quick shake to evenly distribute. Refrigerate for 1 hour, shaking halfway through. 
My brother, hard at work in the kitchen. 

3. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tbs. of chopped cilantro, 3 chopped green onions, 1 minced jalapeno and 1/4 cup of minced red onion. Set aside. 

Prepare grill. 

4. Sprinkle sliced mango with salt and cayenne pepper, to taste. Drizzle with olive oil. Grill mangoes for about 1-2 minutes each side, or until slightly charred. 

Remove wahoo steaks from marinade and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until flaky and cooked through.
Mmmm... keep warm.
5. Once mango is cool enough to handle, dice into small pieces. Add to the bowl of red onion, cilantro, etc. Then, mix in 1/4 cup of lime juice and 1 tbs. olive oil. Mix well.  

Add salt and pepper, to taste.

My best friend Briana and me also hard at work in the kitchen. 
Serve wahoo steaks with mango salsa on top. Sooo good!!!

And here's Rick, just drinking... I'm kidding. He's very helpful in the kitchen. 

Rick was trying to imitate Bill Murray's character in the movie Lost in Translation. Hmmm... not quite there yet, honey.

Sweet Tea Vodka from Seagram's, on the rocks. Very good.

We hope you are all having a great summer! This is a fantastic recipe for warm summer evenings. 

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  1. Oh this recipe is right up my alley. My husband in the hunter and gather, next time he is out fishing in Tampa Bay, I am requesting he brings home a shark. I love the mango salsa, perfect on fish on a hot day in Florida!

  2. Just grabbed some fresh Wahoo and mango salsa from a local maarket.. And this is the recipe we choose.. Sounds wonderful!


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