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You Might as Well Cook!

Mar 18, 2020 02:46AM ● By Karen Miller

If you’re looking for things to do while you’re isolating yourself during the coronavirus outbreak, consider trying out some new recipes. If you’re upset that your favorite groceries are not available, cook something new for a change! On a recent shopping trip, my husband and I planned our dinner on what was on the grocery store shelves that day.

In the frozen food aisle we found frozen mango chunks, although the store was completely out of frozen berries. In the produce department we found grapefruit, but no bananas. We also purchased mustard greens, red onions, baby potatoes, and cilantro. And at our favorite seafood store we bought a piece of grouper, fresh off the boat.

Our dinner consisted of pan seared grouper served over a pile of greens, topped with mango-grapefruit salsa, with roasted potatoes on the side. It was delicious, and we had plenty of leftovers for the next day.

Mango-Grapefruit Salsa


1 grapefruit, zested, sectioned, and cut into bite size pieces

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 bag frozen mango chunks

2 handfuls cilantro, chopped

1 serrano pepper, chopped (optional)

1 Tbsp. olive oil

½ red onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely minced

Salt and pepper to taste


Place all ingredients except for salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss gently and season with salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-hours. Serve over fish, chicken, or pork.