Mango Mahi with Polenta and mixed Veggies

Most of my recipes (by necessity) are fairly quick, just like my blog posts.  I don’t have a lot of time, so I’m guessing you don’t either.  There are times in life, though, when you have the need, or just the time, to make a fancier dish that requires just a bit more time.

We had some mahi-mahi that needed to be eaten, again, and I felt like cooking it up with some polenta, I also had some mangos and eggplants, and while that seems like a very odd combination, I found a couple recipes that I was able to meld and it turned out amazing!

The polenta with eggplant, onion and tomatoes came from this link at and I made it just according to the recipe, so no need to rewrite it here, but the mango mahi was just based on another recipe with a few modifications, so here’s my version below:

Mango Mahi-Mahi


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 5 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1 mango, julienned
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp sriricha
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp worcestershire
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine or mirin
  • 1/4 c water
  • 6 mahi-mahi filets


  • In a large saucepan with a cover, cook the onion and peppers in the oil until soft.  Add the mango and cook another minute. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt.
  • In a bowl, combine 1/2 tsp salt, ketchup, sriracha, soy sauce, worcestershire, sugar, mirin and water to make a sauce. Stir, then pour over the onion mixture. Bring up to just a boil.
  • Sprinkle the mahi with a pinch of salt, then place over the onions and sauce mixture.  Spoon some of the liquid over the fish filets, then place cover over the pan and cook until the mahi is white throughout, probably 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the filets.
  • You can put this fish over anything, the original recipe was for soba noodles, but it would also be great over rice.  For this meal, it was placed on one side of the polenta with the veggies on the other side, and it was absolutely delicious!

    Maui Mango Mahi-Mahi with Polenta and Mixed Veggies

    Served in a pasta bowl, this fresh, Maui-caught Mahi-Mahi, with a mango topping, was delicious over polenta, with a side of mixed vegetables.

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

I used to ‘dislike’ spaghetti, until I realized it wasn’t the pasta’s fault, I just didn’t like jarred tomato sauces. Tonight’s farm-fresh meal will be panko-crusted chicken with a simple tomato sauce, using the baby Roma Tomatoes and the Basil from Kula Fields.

Recipe: In a small pot, heat up a little olive oil over medium heat. Add in two crushed cloves of garlic. Cook for a minute or two, then add in a pint of grape, cherry or baby roma tomatoes. Stir and cover. Shake every couple minutes, checking after 5 or so. The tomatoes will pop, and you can also crush them a little with a wooden spoon. Add in a handful of torn basil and serve over chicken, pasta, or whatever! This sauce also gets better after a day in the fridge!