This grilled mahi mahi is a delicious fish recipe that takes less than 7 minutes to make! Tender, flaky, and perfectly cooked every time, you can flavor it any way you like.
We enjoy fish-based dishes regularly.
Like most seafood, fish can be quite seasonal and we eat some more often than others.
What is mahi mahi?
Mahi mahi is a cold-blooded white fish that has a mild flavor. The fish’s name comes from Hawaii, which translates to strong strong, and is specified for this fish because of its bright color.
What is the best way to eat mahi mahi?
Grilling mahi mahi is the best way to enjoy it because the fish doesn’t fall apart easily. My version is truly the best.
Why you’ll love this recipe-
- It’s healthy and low calorie, with over 24 grams of protein per serving.
- Mahi mahi is easy to cook, thanks to its firm texture and thicker fillets.
- It’s mild flavored, so it’s perfect if you are worried about a potential ‘fishy’ flavor.
What I love about this dish is just how quick and easy it is to cook. From prep to plate, it takes just 7 minutes to grill!
How to grill mahi mahi with skin?
- Mahi mahi fillets- Choose fillet that have a similar size and thickness.
- Olive oil- To season and to prevent the fish sticking to the grill.
- Salt and pepper- To season.
- Lemons and parsley- Slice the lemons and chop parsley to sprinkle over cooked fish while serving.
Start by drying the fish fillets with a paper towel, then rub olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Next, brush oil on the grill, then add the fillets.Cook for 2-3 minutes or wait until the sides become opaque. Flip side and cook the other side too for 3 minutes.
Now, remove the mahi mahi off the grill, squeeze some lemon juice on top and serve immediately.
Can I use frozen mahi mahi fillets?
Yes, you can use frozen mahi mahi fillets. We recommend thawing the fillets completely, then soaking up excess liquid before seasoning.
How do you know when mahi mahi is done on the grill?
Mahi mahi is cooked completely when the internal temperature reaches 137 degrees Fahrenheit. You can check using a thermometer.
Should I remove the skin before grilling?
Depending on if you use skinless fillets or not, there is no need to remove the skin. The skin will only add extra flavor and firmer texture on the bottom.
What to serve with this fish
Mahi mahi is like a blank canvas, and pairs well with almost anything (including all these side dishes). Here are some of my favorites- l
- Salads– Coleslaw, spinach salad, or a broccoli salad.
- Vegetable sides– Mashed cauliflower, zucchini, and creamed spinach.
- Comfort sides– Mac and cheese, cauliflower mac and cheese, or keto mashed potatoes.
- Sauces– Creamy or umami sauces like alfredo sauce, cheese sauce, or a teriyaki sauce.
Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions
- To store: You can store leftover mahi mahi in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled mahi mahi in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to two months.
- Reheating: Reheat in a non-stick pan or in a preheated oven.
More fish recipes to try
Frequently Asked Questions
The ideal temperature to cook this fish is 180C/350F.
The fish should be off white or beige in color when cooked.
Yes, you can bake this recipe in the oven
Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe
- 6 fillets mahi mahi 4 ounces each
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Dry the mahi mahi fillets with a paper towel to soak up excess liquid.
- Add the fish into a bowl and drizzle the oil over it. Sprinkle the salt and pepper on both sides.
- Lightly grease a grill. When hot, add the fish and and cook for 7 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove the fish from the grill, drizzle lemon juice on top, and serve immediately.