5 Perfect Mahi Mahi Recipes You Should Try in 2021

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I spent 3 days researching the best Mahi Mahi recipes out there for you. Most of the online content lacks some details and tips about Mahi Mahi & includes only 1 or 2 recipes about it, that’s why I set out to fix that.

Important: Always check that you don’t have any type of allergy to any of the ingredients we provide.

Whether you’re fishing your own mahi mahi or just buying them you will enjoy these recipes. As you know less the talk the more value. I don’t like big intros, so keep reading to find out more about them!

Lemon garlic Mahi Mahi

Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi Recipe

If we can do restaurant-quality dishes, then, of course, you can do it too! I use a stovetop-to-oven method in this recipe, but you can do it with a skillet.

Note: TB = tablespoons, tsp. = Tea spoons

Preparation information: 

  • Preparation : 10 min
  • Cooking : 20min
  • Total : 30 min


Lemon Garlic Mixture

  • 2 TB salted butter – Let it melt at room temperature
  • 1 Tb freshly chopped parsley – You can use chives if you prefer it
  • kosher salt depending on your taste (I use 1/8)
  • 1Tb fresh lemon juice or just use one lemon if you’re too lazy to make juice.
  • freshly black ground pepper to your taste, but I recommend 1/4
  • 1 lemon sliced (Don’t peel it)
  • 3 cloves minced or shredded garlic
  • 1 lb. asparagus, but you can use broccolini as a replacement.
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

For The Fish : 

  • 4 mahi-mahi fillets, 4oz each
  • 2 Tb olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Instructions : 

Lemon Garlic Sauce:

  1. Add the melted butter, followed by garlic + fresh lemon juice.
  2. Add your chosen herps, I go for parsley 

Note: You can always prepare the sauce ahead of time and warm it up before serving, it’s a fantastic sauce to have on hand.

The Fish : 

  1. Pat-dry the moisture from the fillers using paper towels
  2. Sprinkle it with pinches of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (on both sides), then set aside.
  3. Melt 1Tb of butter and olive oil.
  4. Add Mahi Mahi, then salt and pepper
  5. 3 min of cooking until browned on one side, then flip it and add 1Tb olive oil + asparagus
  6. Transfer to a 400F preheated oven.
  7. Roast it until it’s golden and don’t forget to be sure that the center is cooked.
  8. heat your prepared lemon-garlic mixture over medium-high heat, stir it until melted and bubbly.
  9. Add the fish to the mixture and be sure it covers all the fish
  10. You can add wild rice as a second dish – Served with extra lemon slices for garnish. 

Note: You can use a skillet instead of the oven, cook the fish until it’s golden, then add it to the lemon sauce after stirring it.

Nutrition Facts

Sugar0Total fat13g
Saturated6gVit. A48.6µg

Pro tips:

  • Use extra-virgin olive oil as a healthier option.
  • I would highly suggest that you roast the asparagus in the oven separately if it’s a slow-cooked type.
  • Don’t ever use bottled lemon juice
  • Add mushrooms and onion for extra taste.

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened Mahi Mahi image

You can easily control the level of spiciness in it by making your own Cajun spice mix. This is a super-fast, incredibly delicious recipe to add to your seafood list.

Preparation info.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Servings: [4]


Kickin’ Cajun Seasoning Mix

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 1/2 Tb of chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • cayenne pepper to taste, I recommend 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

For The Fish

  • 4 mahi mahi fillets (6 oz each)
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 2.5  Tb olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2.5 Tb of chili powder.


Kickin’ Cajun Seasoning Mix

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Feel free to adjust the cayenne pepper to your taste, you can reduce it to ¼ tsp or just remove it if you don’t like spicy food.

The Fish

Note: Use a bowl and cover it up to get the outside crispy with the inside cooked as well.

  1.  Use the seasoning mix to cover the fillets on both sides.
  2.  Press the seasoning into the fish using your hands. Wash hands thoroughly
  3. Add butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat and let it get hot
  4. Add the seasoned fish + Olive oil + Chili powder. Cook until golden brown on one side. Flip it and continue cooking until opaque and completely cooked through.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice (if you prefer) over the fish. 
  6. You can serve it on a spring mix with your favorite dressing or with mashed potato (best when baked).

Pro tip :

  • Consider doing it with halibut or salmon for more health benefits.

Nutrition Facts


Soft Mahi Mahi Tacos with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Soft Mahi Mahi Tacos with Ginger-Lime Dressing recipe

Preparation info

  • Prep: 50 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: 6 tacos



  • diced fresh pineapple
  •  Jalapeno pepper, minced
  • A large mango – peeled, seeded, and diced
  • Avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced (Avocado is a vitamins A,C,E,K rich fruit according to Ballachy)

Sour cream sauce

  • 1 Tb fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger root
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper

For The Fish

  • 6 (6 inches) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 6 (3 oz) fillets Mahi Mahi


Sour Cream Sauce

  • Whisk together all the ingredients, then set aside


  • Gently combine the mango, avocado, pineapple, and jalapeno in a bowl and let them for now.


  1. Add olive oil in a medium-high heated large pan
  2. Season the mahi-mahi with salt and pepper
  3. Cook the fillets in the hot oil until the fish is golden brown on each side, usually 3 minutes per side.


  1. place the fillets into the center of a warmed tortilla.
  2. Add mango salsa, then drizzle with the sour cream sauce, 
  3. Finally, a generous pinch of chopped cilantro, and you’re Done!

Note: You can use a good quality salsa instead of fresh salsa.

Pro tip

  • You can put red onions into the salsa which can add a nice kick as well as a second jalapeño.
  • Some extra cumin gives it some good spice.

Nutrition Facts

Carbohydrates34gTotal Fat13.1g

Bodybuilders Mahi-Mahi Sandwich

Bodybuilders Mahi-Mahi Sandwich image

Mahi-mahi contains approximately 15-20 grams of protein for every 3 ounces, making it a great addition to your diet routine if you’re a bodybuilder.

Preparation Info

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 2 Tb maple syrup
  • 1 Tb Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 fillets mahi mahi fillets (4 oz each)
  • Mango, pineapple
  • Red cabbage



  • add garlic + some mango + pineapple to the red cabbage, this makes a good texture because the fruit is soft while the cabbage is nice and course


  1. mix Olive oil + maple syrup + cajun seasoning and set them aside
  2. Simply grill the fish
  3. Add the dressing to the salad, followed by salt and pepper
  4. Toast a bun
  5. Add a little bit of the dressing + lettuce + salad + pineapple
  6. Finally, add the grilled Mahi mahi and enjoy your sandwich.

Note: You can serve it on a plate by spreading the dressing on the plate, then add some salad + some avocado + the fish with a little pepper.

Pro tip

  • Let fish rest after grilling, so all the protein relaxes and all the juices flow back in.

Honey Ginger Balsamic Mahi Mahi

Honey Ginger Balsamic Mahi Mahi Recipe image

This is a simple recipe with a different taste.

preparation info

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • Yield: 2 servings


Honey Ginger Balsamic sauce

  • 3 Tsp honey
  • 3 Tsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic crushed 
  • 2 Tsp olive oil

For The Fish

  • 1 Tsp finely chopped fresh ginger root
  • 2 (6 oz) mahi mahi fillets
  • Pepper


Honey Ginger Balsamic sauce :

  • In a shallow glass dish, mix the contents and set them aside.

For The Fish

  1. Season fish fillets with pepper on both sides 
  2. Cover and marinate in the sauce as the pan is heating.
  3. Heat skillet and toast sesame seeds until brown.
  4. Heat olive oil, then cook the fish until brown on both sides. Transfer to a 325-degree oven until the fish is firm.
  5. Pour some reserved marinade into a small pot and heat over medium heat
  6. Wait until the mixture reduces to a glaze consistently.
  7. Dice a green onion
  8. Pour glaze over fish and sprinkle with sesame seeds and onion
  9. And enjoy your meal!

What to do next? 

Of course, you should try them out, don’t forget to come back and tell us your feedback in the comments section!

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