Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos (3 part recipe)

IMG_8469 Step by step, these tacos were worth it. I bought some frozen mahi mahi and wanted to try out my new Chipotle sauce that I made. Rice

  • 3/4 cup white rice
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp of chopped green onion
  1. Heat the broth in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
  2. Stir the rice in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.

IMG_8466 Mahi Mahi

  • 2-3 pieces of Mahi Mahi Fish
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of Chipotle Sauce or your favorite mild smokey salsa
  1. Clean and wash the Mahi Mahi filets and pat dry.
  2. Add Chiptole Sauce, let marinade for a couple minutes while you prep your fish.
  3. After 10-12 minutes after the rice has started, start grilling the fish, cooking the skin side down for 3-4 minutes before flipping. Cooking time should be 7-9 minutes or done to your preference.

IMG_8464Cherry Tomato Fresh Salsa

  • 10-12 Cherry Tomatoes, diced small
  • 4 tbsp of diced onion
  • 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1 tbsp of white vinegar
  • Cracked salt and pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl and try not to eat it all before serving.

IMG_8467Just add tortillas, chopped cabbage, cheese and hot sauce and there you go.

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Polenta with Sausage and Sautéed Swiss Chard

IMG_8546I love polenta. Long ago I bought pre-made polenta in the store. The older Italian lady behind me scolded me for buying pre-made over store bought.  That caused me to want to make great polenta at home, from there, the possibilities of dinner ideas is endless.  Here’s the basic polenta recipe I use.

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons cracked salt salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp of parmesan cheese
  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot or deep pan. Add salt.
  2. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, stirring often, about 15 minutes. T
  3. Turn off the heat. Add the butter and parmesan cheese.

Sausage and Swiss Chard

  • 2-3 Bratwurst Sausages
  • 3 cups of chopped Swiss Chard
  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  • Parmesan Cheese to top

While  the polenta is cooking, I prep the toppings. You can really use anything you want, any type of meat, poultry or vegetable.

  1. Heat oil in a large pan and cook the sausages. Removing from heat when almost complete.
  2. Cut the sausage and return to the heated pan for grilling. This will soak up all the flavor and cook them more complete.
  3. Remove sausage, add swiss chard to pan and sauté until completely wilted.