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Mahi mahi recipe

Easy Mahi Mahi Recipe

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This simple mahi mahi recipe stars lemon, garlic and herbs: the perfect way to accessorize this tasty fish!


  • 1 1/2 pounds mahi mahi (4 fillets), wild-caught if possible
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil, for dairy-free)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs (such as thyme, oregano or rosemary)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Pat the mahi mahi dry and sprinkle with the kosher salt, then the garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the butter and olive oil. When butter is melted, add the mahi mahi and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Flip the mahi mahi and pour the lemon juice over the fish. Add the lemon zest, garlic and herbs to the pan and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes, basting the mahi mahi with the juices using a spoon, until the fish is tender and starts to flake when you prick it with a fork (adjust based on the thickness of the fillets).
  4. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with additional herbs. Serve immediately, drizzled with the juices from the pan.


*Alternative: To bake mahi mahi, season with salt and pepper and brush with oil. Bake at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes. Melt the butter on the stovetop, then add the garlic, lemon, and herbs. When the fish is finished, remove from the oven and pour the garlic herb butter over the fillets.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Mahi mahi, mahi mahi recipe