Grilled Mahi Mahi

5 from 6 votes

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.

grilling mahi mahi.

We enjoy fish-based dishes regularly.

Like most seafood, fish can be quite seasonal and we eat some more often than others.

In our household, salmon is consistent year round, and so is grouper. On special occasions, we enjoy red snapper and during the warmer months; we love to grill mahi mahi.

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. Oh, and also air frying it.

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? 

The ingredients.

  • 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. 

The Instructions. 

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. 

how to grill mahi mahi.

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

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.
grilled mahi mahi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What temperature should mahi mahi be cooked to?

The ideal temperature to cook this fish is 180C/350F.

What color is mahi mahi when cooked?

The fish should be off white or beige in color when cooked.

Can I bake or fry this fish?

Yes, you can bake this recipe in the oven

grilled mahi mahi recipe.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe

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.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 6 fillets mahi mahi 4 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.
TO REHEAT: Reheat in a non-stick pan or in a preheated oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fish fillet | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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Comments

2 thoughts on “Grilled Mahi Mahi

  1. 5 stars
    I have tried a lot of different grilled mahi mahi recipes, and this one is the best one I have found. The recipe is easy to follow, and the end product tastes great. I can’t recommend enough checking out this recipe if you want something quick, simple, and tasty!

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