A Fish out of Water

Blake started his new job last week, and I tried to have him an inexpensive prize at the end of each day when he got home. Today, I got him cedar planks that were on sale from Whole Foods. We put them to use on this dish. We both knew we wanted some kind of white fish, and Mahi Mahi and mango were on sale, so we went with that. I love the combination of mango and tomato~ especially when both are ripe!

Cedar Plank Mahi Mahi with Mango and Homegrown Tomato Salsa

(Serves 2)

Total Price for 2 people- $8.63 ($4.32 each)

Total Savings for 2 people- $14.28 ($7.14 each)

Cedar Plank Mahi Mahi with Mango/Tomato salad and polenta


2 Frozen Mahi Mahi Filets ( Whole Foods/Paycheck $6.99/4 filets from $11.99)

2 Ripe Mangos chopped(2/ $3.00- Publix from $1.99 each)

1 small red onion- diced small ($1.29/lb from Publix from $1.49/lb)

½ Jalapeno- seeded and diced small(FREE- garden)

2 tbsp Cilantro coarsely chopped (FREE- garden)

1 ½ Homegrown tomatoes diced and seeded (FREE- garden)

Juice of one lime (5/$1.00 Publix from 3/$1.00)

Salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper

1/2 roll of polenta ($3.19 Whole Foods from $3.69)

Soak Cedar Plank in water for one hour. Marinate the Mahi filets in lime and lemon juice, salt, pepper, cayenne and melted butter in a Ziplock bag (buy Ziplock bags in bulk when you have a coupon from Costco, BJ’s or Sams. Generally coupons range from $2.00-$5.00 off depending on quanity).

In a bowl, add mango, onion, tomato, cilantro, lime, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper and mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Strain excess juice.

Turn heat of grill to medium high and allow cedar planks to get hot. Once hot flip the hot side up and apply Mahi to cedar plank and grill for 7-8 never turning.  (If you want crispy Mahi, place straight on grill or broil for 4 minutes per side).

Cut prepared polenta into ½ inch discs and grill for 2 minutes on each side alongside the cedar planks.

Serve Mahi on top of three discs of polenta and top with Mango salsa. Garnish with fresh dill (FREE from garden)

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