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One Pot Meal: Mahi Mahi with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Corn

by Aggies Kitchen on September 7, 2012

If you every took a peek inside my freezer, you would most likely find at least 3 or 4 different kinds of frozen fish or seafood at any given time. Salmon, mahi, red snapper, cod, shrimp…they all come in extremely useful when putting together quick healthy dinners, and I always stock up on them – especially when they are on sale or I visit Costco.

You can defrost fish straight out of the freezer is such a short amount of time which is what makes it so great for last minute meals. I defrost my fish by first taking it out of it’s sealed plastic bag and running it under cool water in your sink (I usually place it in a shallow bowl or large dish and run the water gently over it, taking time to turn it around every now and then). While the fish is defrosting you’ll have enough time to prep the rest of your meal.

(look at all those veggies!)

This is one of the easiest dinners you can put together, and you’ll feel so good about it too. Serve it as is for a light meal, or throw it over some rice for something a little more substantial.

One Pot Meal: Mahi Mahi with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Corn

Yield: serves 2

A one pot meal like this can come in very handy during busy weeknights. Fish and vegetables are always a healthy option, and this one is as flavorful as it is quick!


  • 2 mahi mahi fillets (I used frozen, 5 oz portions)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon light oil or cooking spray
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 medium zucchini, large dice
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn (if frozen, defrost under water first)
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes (with juices), zucchini, onion, corn and vinegar. Set aside.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. In a shallow dish or bowl, combine flour with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Pat your fish fillets dry with a paper towel, then gently dredge your fish in flour mixture. Add oil to skillet, then fish fillets. Cook both sides of fish until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side).
  3. Pour tomato and vegetable mixture over fish and reduce to medium heat and cover. Cook covered for about 10 minutes until zucchini is just cooked through and fish can be flaked easily with a fork.
  4. Serve as is or over rice.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

This sounds incredible – I need to keep fish in the freezer more often!


Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet September 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

What a great weeknight meal Aggie. Love it. Happy Friday!! ~Heather


Erica September 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Such a pretty dish! I cant believe its a one pot meal!


Heather (Heather's Dish) September 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

fish in a one-pot dinner? sign me up!


Cassie September 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I keep stocked on frozen fish too…so easy to thaw. I love this Aggie!


Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen September 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

This looks so light and healthy – exactly what I need right now! Thanks for the post :)


Cara September 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I agree, fish in the freezer is a must! Love the sound of this simple yet delicious preparation.


Minnie(@thelady8home) September 8, 2012 at 3:38 am

Loved the simplicity of your recipe. And its sounding so healthy and delicious! Fantastic.

And do join my party too. :-)


Jen @ Savory Simple September 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I love Costco for frozen seafood! What a great dinner.


JulieD September 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I love frozen seafood too! This looks awesome, Aggie…I love zucchini!


Shaina September 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I adore one-pot meals, and frozen seafood is always good to have on hand.


Paula - bell'alimento September 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

One pot meals are a busy Mom’s best friend!


Bree September 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Looks restaurant worthy! :)


Aggies Kitchen September 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

you are so sweet, thank you!


Shiloh September 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

This looks really good!!


Sommer@ASP September 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

That is one gorgeous one pot meal!


Jersey Girl Cooks September 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Great meal! I buy frozen fish from trader joes all the time. I will have to try this.


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen September 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I love one pot meals and the fish and veggies sounds so good!


Kiran @ September 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

Yummy one pot meal, Aggie. Love anything and everything seafood :)

ps: make some curry soon ;)


Angie September 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

How healthy and delicious! I love your fish recipes.


Kim | At Home With Kim September 12, 2012 at 4:37 am

How good does this look? I’m pinning this now! TODAY I am getting back on track with good eating (and exercise choices)…. and it’s been TOO long since I’ve made fish! Cannot wait to make this!!! I love the idea of throwing it over rice (or quinoa, etc). LOVE THIS!!!


Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking September 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

One pot meal is my bestest friend. With a crazy busy schedule I’m always looking for easy and quick dinner ideas and your veggie fish sounds like a great weeknight dinner.


Aggies Kitchen September 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

One pot rocks! I have to come up with for the sake of sanity!


Dani September 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I love meals like this too. They are perfect for busy weeknights… yumscrum!


Aggies Kitchen September 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Seriously, perfect for those night where you’re just like UGH what’s for dinner!?


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