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A Quick and Easy Dinner Before A Weekend Trip

July 25, 2011

Before I headed to DC for the weekend, I threw together a quick meal on Friday night.  I found a lovely piece of mako filet at Chelsea Market’s The Lobster Place.  A dash of herb de provence, drizzle of olive oil with some salt and pepper, the filet went into the oven for 350 degrees.  Twelve minutes later with a flip in the middle, I had my dinner – roasted mako with kale salad.

If you are like me, you probably have never heard of mako before.  The truth is, it’s not really that foreign in terms of taste and texture and the best part is that it’s cheaper than most of the other selections at the market at approximately $9 a pound.  The flesh is firm, very similar to a swordfish but slightly flakier.  The flavor was mild so the herb de provence (a bottle I always keep around the cupboards) gave it a nice flavor lift.  A wonderfully light and easy meal on one of the hottest days of the year so far!

Mako with Herb de Provence and Kale Salad

Roasted Mako with Herb de Provence 

Serves 1 for dinner

  • 1 1/3 pound filet of mako
  • a few dashes of Herb de Provence
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Bring the fish to room temperature and sprinkle on the Herb de Provence, salt and pepper.  Be sure to coat all sides.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil to make sure all sides are covered lightly.
  4. Bake in the oven for 6 minutes and flip.  Bake for another 6 minutes.
The Lobster Place at Chelsea Market | 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 |
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