12 Easy and Effortless Mahi Mahi Recipes

Although mahi mahi sounds fancy, you can buy it in the freezer section of most grocery stores. The firm, flaky white fish has a mild flavor (read: zero fishiness) that remains tender and juicy when you bake or sear it. Substitute it into any recipe that calls for white fish. Here, 12 recipes to inspire you.

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mahi mahi tacos mango salsa recipe
A House In the Hills

Mahi Mahi Tacos With Mango Salsa

Toss your fish on the grill (or grill pan) and it’ll be ready in eight minutes or less. Then wrap it up in lettuce “shells” with juicy mango.

caribbean citrus mahi mahi brown butter rice noodles recipe
Averie Cooks

Caribbean Citrus Mahi Mahi With Brown Rice Noodles

Season fillets with salt, pepper, your favorite spice blend, olive oil and orange juice, then sear them up in a skillet.

gluten free baja fish tacos chipotle cream sauce recipe
Snixy Kitchen

Gluten-free Baja Fish Tacos With Chipotle Cream Sauce

Mahi mahi is a great option for battering and frying because it’s mild and firm, so it won’t dry out or fall apart when you cook it.

mahi mahi chimichurri sauce broccolini recipe
Gimme Some Oven

Mahi Mahi With Chimichurri Sauce And Broccolini

Most people pair chimichurri sauce with steak or chicken, but we love it on a mild, light fish like mahi mahi. This easy meal takes 15 minutes to prepare, and is wonderfully delicious and healthy, too.

grilled fish cauliflower rice bowl recipe
What's Gaby Cooking

Grilled Fish Cauliflower Rice Bowl

This dish by Coterie member Gaby Dalkin is pretty much the definition of flavorful. A cauliflower rice base gets topped with spice-crusted mahi mahi, pineapple-mango salsa and herb-packed salsa verde.

mahi mahi banh mi spicy curried mao fried eggs recipe
Half Baked Harvest

Mahi Mahi Banh Mi With Spicy Curried Mayo And Fried Eggs

Traditionally, the Vietnamese sandwich is made with pork. But this recipe lightens things up with spicy marinated fish.

baked mahi mahi vegetables recipe
Saving Room for Dessert

Baked Mahi Mahi And Vegetables

We love simple one-pan meals, especially when it comes to cooking seafood. And when you bake fish, it doesn’t spatter all over the stove, meaning less cleanup.

oven baked mahi mahi macadamia crust recipe
Food Faith Fitness

Oven Baked Mahi Mahi With Macadamia Crust

Quick and easy, this Whole30- and Paleo-approved recipe has just three ingredients. Who could ask for anything more?

mahi mahi pineapple red peppers recipe
Clean Eating

Mahi Mahi With Pineapple And Red Peppers

Everything comes together in one skillet in just 15 minutes and each serving has a measly 300 calories. Win-win.

paleo fish taco bowl mango salsa recipe
Calm Eats

Paleo Fish Taco Bowl With Mango Salsa

Choose to keep everything in a bowl—but if you're not Paleo or Whole30, feel free to add some quality corn tacos.

citrus mahi mahi avocado salsa recipe
Lexis Clean Kitchen

Citrus Mahi Mahi With Avocado Salsa

Peaches and cream. Burgers and ketchup. Avocado and mahi mahi. Some combinations are designed to go together. Don’t fight it.

achiote grilled fish tacos recipe
Spoon Fork Bacon

Achiote Grilled Fish Tacos

Bring on the fiesta, people. These bowls are bursting with vibrant flavors and gorgeous colors.

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