November 9, 2015

Monthly Mystery Munchies #7: Creamy Golden Kiwi Sauce Dory Fish

Ever tried using kiwi when cooking fish? (Say what?!) Me neither!

Sounds unusual, isn’t it? But that’s exactly what I have done in response to our Monthly Mystery Challenge with Gen’s , author of Eat, Play, Clove suggestion to use one or more ingredients that aren’t commonly used in fish. This was one of the toughest challenge yet and apart from using icing sugar, perhaps several drops of vanilla essence, WHAT ingredients are not usually used with fish? Would 7-up or Sprite work? How about Coca-Cola? I had to think very hard on this one, and naturally, I cannot wait to see what Gen comes up with and enlighten me on the elusive ingredients.

So, not only did I use kiwis, I chose to choose golden kiwis. The main difference? I find that the golden kiwis tend to be a little sweeter and much more pleasant to my taste-buds. And why kiwi, you ask? Only because I thought that perhaps it could be a good substitute to lemons. Google helped too and I’ve been more than just inspired to know that there are indeed recipes using kiwis and fish, although mostly in the form of a salsa.


Gen definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone this time as not only the challenge itself was quite a toughie, I have another hurdle: Silver Bullet does not eat fish or any seafood! Which means, I have to cook a smaller portion of it as it would only be me and the kids eating fish plus an additional dish so Silver Bullet could eat too.

But cook fish I must! I settled for a simple cream sauce dish and came up with my own grubbecipes with the utmost confidence that Silver Bullet will not eat it. I was wrong – apparently he liked it! And for something I had tried the first time with the anticipation of screwing it up, I managed to surprise myself, too! I even made something else on the side using tofu skin (something to share for next week!). 

And you know what, though?  I may have been all stressed out and over-whelmed with work, but being able to dish out something can be oh-so-satisfying. It is my ultimate de-stress therapy. Also, I have only Gen to thank for this wonderful mind-boggling ingredient(s), because had she not come up with such ridiculous-sounding challenge, I would have never, ever thought of using kiwi in my fish, too!

Gen, my friends, is an absolute genius! This is definitely a recipe to keep. Try it! (Just don’t give me grief about using dory fish as it was one of the more decent ones I could find around here!)

Creamy Golden Kiwi Sauce Dory Fish
Serves 4
Creamy, cheesy, buttery, peppery, kiwi-ish easy-to-make broiled fish.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Fish Seasoning Marinade
  1. 2 white fish fillets (I used dory)
  2. 1 tspn tumeric powder
  3. 1 tspn butter
  4. 1 tbsp dried sage
  5. Salt & Pepper
Cream Sauce
  1. 2 golden kiwis, skinned
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1 tspn mustard sauce
  4. 2 tbsp butter
  5. 3 tbsp lemon juice
  6. Half an onion, chopped
  7. 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  8. Some leftover cheddar cheese (optional)
  9. 2 tbsp dried sage
  10. 1 tspn dried dill (optional)
  11. Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Rub butter, tumeric powder, dried sage with a sprinkle of salt and pepper all over the fish and broil it in the oven till they get brown and a little flaky
  2. While the fish is in the over, blend all the rest of the ingredients together. Set aside
  3. Get a deep oven dish ready and smear butter all over the empty dish
  4. When the fish is ready, remove from the oven and place them in the pan.
  5. Pour the sauce over the fish and put the dish back into the over.
  6. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes
  7. Serve!
  1. Really super-easy. This should work with any type of fish. Feel free to add more pepper to make it more peppery (which was what I did!)
Adapted from Living Well Spending Less
Grubbs n Critters

Seasoned, golden broiled fish right out of the oven before saucing over:


Dory covered in creamy, kiwi sauce ready to be served!


Monthly Mystery Munchies features every first Friday of the month in collaboration with Gen, Author of Eat, Play, Clove. Next month will be my turn to come up with a theme…or something. Until then!

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  1. Gen

    I am so blown away by the thought and effort you put into this month’s MMM. You’ve gone out of your way and it looks absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for going along with my weird suggestion, and how twinsies of us to both use fruit! I love kiwis – what an inspired idea, and well done to Silver Bullet for enjoying it!

    • Hee..ehehee…it was all your crazy idea, Gen! There wasn;t a day I wasn’t thinking of fish with ______ ? It was worth the effort and totally fun to scour for ideas. I have expected it to fail, really. I was so close to try it out with vanilla essence, too! BWahahhaha. The use of fruits amazes me, and your creation overall is just out of this world! I’ll do a post tomorrow as always! I found a recipe that used strawberry too, but I wasn’t in the mood for that. Seeing Silver Bullet eating it was a big Yay for me! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I’d try it! You made it look so delicious. I made fish with blueberry sauce last week and loved it, so why not kiwi? It wouldn’t be the first thing that would come to my mind, but hey…I trust you ๐Ÿ˜€ Btw, I never had golden kiwi before…I need to visit you so you can feed me all those exotic foods ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Blueberry sauce! It does sound a little weird, too…I must have missed the recipe if you put it up on your blog. The kiwi surprised me too, but it was a lovely dish. We consider kiwi as exotic fruits here – they originate from New Zealand, and with import taxes and all, those little furry stuff can get quite expensive. Come visit, I’ll show you around and you won’t be starving! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I would be 500 pounds around you. you put such love into your food.
    A favorite is tilapia with mango chutney. So yummy. Awesome recipes like always.

    • I’d love, love, love to feed you!!! One of the things I’m good at! ๐Ÿ˜€ When there’s food, there’s lurrrve and I’m so in love with food in general, too. Tilapia and Mango chutney, together or on its own is a winner always in my books!


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