Are you on the hunt for some deliciously summery mahi mahi recipes? Great!
These mouthwatering fish dinners are insanely easy, wonderfully healthy, and super flavorful.
Mahi mahi is the kind of fish that always pops up on summer menus.
That’s because its lovely delicate flavor and firm, meaty texture make it ideal for grilling.
So, whether you’re looking for a new weeknight dinner or just want to explore something different, these mahi mahi recipes are sure to please.
How To Cook Mahi Mahi
1. Easy Mahi Mahi Recipe with Lemon Garlic Sauce
This recipe is so healthy, flavorful, and easy to make!
The mahi mahi is coated in a simple seasoning blend and then pan-seared until it’s nice and crispy.
Then, it’s simmered in a delicious and fragrant lemon and garlic sauce.
This recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, and high-fat, making it ideal for keto-ers (check the recipe carefully to be sure it fits with your diet plan).
Serve it over a bed of rice or quinoa, and you’ve got a complete meal in under 30 minutes.
2. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
This recipe is the perfect summertime meal. The fish is grilled to perfection and topped with fresh and flavorful mango salsa.
The salsa is made with diced mango, cumin, cilantro, and lime juice, and it’s the ideal addition to the juicy and tender fish.
So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy a taste of the tropics!
3. Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are fabulous all year round – and for good reason. They’re light, fresh, and endlessly adaptable.
And while there are a million different ways to make them, I think this mahi mahi recipe is the best of the bunch.
With a fantastic blend of crispy fish, zesty slaw, and refreshingly spicy sauce, these tacos are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
So, give this recipe a try the next time you’re in the mood for something special. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
4. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
The sweetness of the pineapple in this recipe pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of the mahi mahi. And the onions add a nice depth of flavor too.
This dish is easy to make and can be served as a main course or an appetizer.
Simply grill the fish fillets, then top them with fresh salsa and a lemon butter sauce.
I like to serve this dish with a green salad and some steamed rice. Yum!
5. Mahi Mahi Skewers with Jalapeño, Key Lime, and Pineapple
This fun and easy recipe is perfect for summer grilling.
The sweet and sour flavors of the pineapple and key lime balance out the heat from the jalapeño, making for a delicious and colorful dish.
So whether you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer or a delicious main course, this recipe is sure to fit the bill.
6. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade
Tapenade is insanely full of flavor, making it a beautiful accompaniment to mild fish like mahi mahi.
Just mix some tomatoes, diced olives, garlic, and olive oil to make it. How easy is that?
I suggest you make extra because once you take a bite, you’ll want it over everything!
7. Bahamian Boiled Fish
I know boiled fish may not sound too yummy, but trust me on this one – it’s crazy good!
The key to this dish is to use fresh mahi mahi. It makes all the difference, but be sure you have nice big chunks.!
The beauty of this fish recipe lies in its brightness and simplicity. With only a handful of ingredients, it’s sure to impress anyone who tries it!
8. Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi with Blood Orange Butter & Pesto Roasted Asparagus
I know this recipe sounds a little complicated. But it’s worth it, I promise.
The blood orange butter really makes the dish pop, and the pesto roasted asparagus is the perfect accompaniment.
The key here is in the timing. Make sure to keep an eye on the mahi mahi, as it can quickly overcook, and be careful not to let the butter sauce burn!
Once you master this, it’s sure to become your go-to show-stopper.
9. Fish and Chips
Fish and chips is a classic British dish usually made with cod or haddock.
But mahi mahi is a delicious option for when you want to give the traditional a twist.
The fish is coated in a light batter and fried until crispy. It’s then served with a hearty portion of chips.
Top your fish and chips with a dollop of tartar sauce or a sprinkle of malt vinegar for an extra special touch. Yum!
10. Blackened Mahi-Mahi Sandwich
This recipe is just what you need to enjoy a delicious fish sandwich without the mess of frying.
The filets are coated in a spice blend, then pan-seared until blackened.
Serve on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, and a dollop of avocado sauce (tartar works great, too).
This sandwich is so good, you’ll want to make it every day. And since it’s healthier than a burger, you can!
11. Baked Mahi Mai with Blueberry Sauce
This recipe is so good that you might just lick the plate clean!
The succulent fish is seasoned with a zesty blend of spices, then cooked until wonderfully tender.
It’s then smothered in a sweet, tangy blueberry sauce that will have your taste buds dancing.
And the best part is this dish is healthy and low-calorie, so you can indulge without guilt.
12. Mahi Mahi with Crunchy Coleslaw
This coleslaw recipe is one of my all-time favorite fish dishes.
You’ll coat the mahi mahi in an amazingly fragrant seven-spice rub. Then, pan-sear it until it gets a nice and crispy exterior.
Meanwhile, the coleslaw is tangy, crunchy, and the perfect complement to the flaky fish.
Serve this dish with a side of steamed rice, and you’ve got a meal fit for royalty!
13. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Tomatoes
The key to making this healthy and delicious dish is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients.
The tomatoes should be ripe, and the mahi mahi should be fresh and firm.
You’ll use balsamic vinegar for its lovely sweetness, while the basil gives it a hint of herbal flavor.
It’s perfect for a summertime dinner and is best served with a green salad or rice.
14. Pesto Mahi Mahi (Paleo, Whole30)
This quick, easy weeknight dinner is healthy, delicious, and compliant with the Paleo and Whole30 diets.
It’s also ridiculously simple: top a filet of mahi mahi with pesto and bake.
Pesto is traditionally made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil, but this recipe is dairy-free with no cheese.
The result is a bright and flavorful dish you won’t want to share.
15. Goan Fish Curry
This recipe is simple, and the ingredients are readily available at most supermarkets.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be on this list if it wasn’t absolutely delicious.
The curry can be made with any type of fish, but mahi mahi gives it a nice tropical flavor.
This recipe is also very versatile, so feel free to add other vegetables such as potatoes, peas, or carrots.
No Indian dish is complete without rice or naan, so make sure to have plenty of each.
16. Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca Baiana)
Moqueca Baiana is a traditional Brazilian dish made with fresh fish, canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cilantro.
Like most mahi mahi recipes, be sure to use fresh ingredients. You’ll also want to let the stew simmer for a long time so that the flavors can meld together.
This dish is best served with white rice and farofa (toasted cassava flour). Enjoy!
17. Psari Plaki – Greek Baked Fish with Onions & Tomatoes
Psari Plaki is a dish beloved by Greeks and non-Greeks alike. It’s light, refreshing, and screams summer!
This simple yet flavor-packed recipe can be customized to your liking.
So, feel free to swap out the fish, add more vegetables, or experiment with different herbs and spices.
It’s also low in calories and fat, making it a healthier option than, say, a steak dinner.
18. Kerala-Style Fish
This Indian specialty is healthy, delicious, and a must-make!
The Kerala-style spices give the fish a flavor that is out of this world. And the coconut milk makes the fish so tender that it practically melts in your mouth.
I’ve been making this recipe for years, and I always get rave reviews from anyone who tries it.
Pro tip – serve with Indian lemon rice to really leave an impression.
19. Chimichurri Lemon Mahi Mahi
This recipe is a wonderfully fresh and flavorful way to enjoy fish.
The bright, citrusy flavors of the chimichurri sauce perfectly complement the delicate taste of the mahi mahi.
Lemons provide a lovely acidic note that really brings out the flavors of the other ingredients, while herbs add a bright, fresh touch to the dish.
The best part about this recipe is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare, and then you can sit back and relax while the oven does the work.
20. Mahi Mahi with Tahitian Vanilla Sauce
Want something sweet and savory. How about this salt and pepper, pan-seared mahi mahi with creamy Tahitian vanilla sauce?
I typically make this recipe for dinner, but it would also be great for lunch or even as an appetizer.
The combination of the sweet vanilla sauce and the savory fish makes for a truly unique and delicious meal.
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