Thick-cut mahi-mahi steaks are perfect for the grill—kind of like big, juicy beef steaks, only lighter. Mahi-mahi is mild in flavor and hearty in texture—hearty enough to stand up to a bold sauce and the heat of the grill.
Here, the sauce is a little sweet, spicy, salty, and savory all at once. Hoisin is a thick, sweet, soybean-based sauce that you can find in the international sections of most supermarkets. Sambal oelek is simply fresh ground chile paste that’s also readily available in supermarkets. It adds great flavor and heat that’s not overpowering.
- 2 tbsp soy sauce, divided
- 2 tsp finely chopped peeled ginger, divided
- 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
- 2 tsp sambal oelek
- 2 tsp hoisin
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped tarragon