I thought we had eaten our way through the fish my husband brought back from Mexico. Then I found a nice big package of wahoo in the corner of the freezer. I decided that grilling was the best way to prepare it, but how to make a delicious fish even more special?
I didn’t want to make a sauce and we didn’t have any veggies to make a salsa. How about a flavored butter using the Challenge Dairy European Style Butter I was trying out?
I got out my trusty Joy of Cooking cookbook and decided to make an orange butter with a few twists.
Chipotle Orange Butter
For fish and vegetables
In a small bowl, cream with a fork or wooden spoon 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened. Gradually add in the flavorings:
- finely grated zest from 2 Cuties® California Clementines (or one large orange if you don’t have any Cuties around)
- 1 tablespoon of the juice from the Clementine or orange.
- to taste or 2 large pinches of Spice Islands Ground Chipotle Chile spice (You can substitute ground red pepper or chile powder.)
- the leaves off of 5 sprigs of fresh thyme (or one large pinch of dried thyme)
- salt and ground white pepper to taste
Refrigerate in a small bowl or ramekin until you’re ready to use it.
To prepare fish (you can use this on wahoo, tilapia, mahi mahi or any other white fish), gently smear 1 tablespoon of orange butter on the cooked fish, let it melt and serve. To hasten the process, put the fish in a warm oven and remove once butter is melted.
Nutritional Facts for a serving size of 1 Tbsp (14g):
Calories per serving: 110, Calories from Fat: 110, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 0mg, Total Carbohydrate: 0g, Protein: 0g, Vitamin A: 8%.
Weight Watchers POINTS = 3 POINTS for butter
If you had a 6 ounce piece of wahoo (or another white fish like tilapia or mahi mahi) that would be 4 POINTS. You may decide to go with half a tablespoon of the Chipotle Orange butter instead. This should be enough to add flavor to your grilled fish.
Challenge Dairy European Style Butter has 83% butterfat versus 80% for regular butters. Many people prefer cooking with European style butters because it has a creamier taste and cooks up better than regular butter. I have friends who are love to bake and swear by it.
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Disclosure: Challenge Dairy sent me some sample coupons to try their products and some Spice Island spices to inspire me.
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