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Mahi-Mahi with Fennel, Olives, and Orange

Mahi-Mahi with Fennel, Olives, and Orange

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces leftover mahi-mahi from Mahi-Mahi with Smashed White Beans and Sage (click here for recipe)
  • 1 orange or blood orange supremes
  • 2 tablespoons black olives

Recipe Preparation

  • Toss orange supremes, fennel, and olives with lettuce. Top with mahi-mahi and drizzle with olive oil.

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 270 Fat (g) 4.5 Saturated Fat (g) .5 Cholesterol (mg) 105 Carbohydrates (g) 28 Dietary Fiber (g) 8 Total Sugars (g) 14 Protein (g) 31 Sodium (mg) 430Reviews Section

Blood Orange Seared Mahi with Citrus Braised Fennel

2 oz Blood Orange Olive Oil
3 c fennel bulbs, sliced thin
2 tbsp honey
2 oz dry white wine
1 ea red grapefruit, segments and juice
1 ea blood orange, segments and juice
1 ea Cara Cara orange, segments, and juice
to taste salt and pepper
2 tbsp Blood Orange Olive Oil
2 ea 4-6 oz Mahi Mahi filets, cleaned
¼ tsp smoked paprika
to taste salt and pepper
as needed fennel fronds and shaved red onion for garnish

1. In a medium-sized pan heat 2 oz Blood Orange Olive Oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Add sliced fennel and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until softened.
2. Add honey and stir to coat. Deglaze with white wine and bring to a simmer. Allow the fennel to simmer until most of the wine has reduced.
3. Add the juice and segments from the citrus fruits and simmer until the fennel is very tender and slightly golden and most of the liquid has reduced.
4. Season with salt and pepper and hold over low heat while preparing the fish.
5. Season Mahi Mahi fillets with paprika, salt, and pepper. (You can substitute any firm white fish for the Mahi Mahi.)
6. Heat 2 tbsps of Blood Orange Olive Oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.
7. Sear Mahi Mahi for 4 to 7 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy but still moist on the inside.
8. Serve finished fish on a bed of the braised fennel and top with a garnish of fennel fronds and shaved red onion.


Mahi Mahi

Mahi mahi is also known as dolphinfish (not the same as a dolphin!). It's a firm, but slightly fatty, fish which makes it great for grilling.

Because it is a dense fish you'll notice that these recipes usually take a bit longer to cook than other fish dishes.

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30 Recipes for the Perfect Mahi-Mahi Meal

Mahi-mahi has become synonymous with Hawaii. The common dolphinfish is a fish that locals in Hawaii source from its tropical and subtropical waters. And lately, the fish has become a common name in American cuisine.

With its thin skin, light pink flesh, and delicate flavor that is almost sweet, mahi-mahi has captured the hearts of chefs in the States. The best way to eat mahi-mahi is fresh, but the supply of locally caught fish is limited due to high demand. In the upscale restaurants in Hawaii, mahi-mahi is a local specialty, but you can prepare it at home.

Just think of the nutritional and health value. In a four-ounce serving of mahi-mahi, you get more than 400mg of omega-3 fatty acids, lots of B12, lots of selenium, and lots of niacin. And of course, a high dose of lean protein. That being said, I have several delicious recipes for you to try.

1. Whole Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Lemons and Herbs

Photo: heathergnutrition.com

Starting off with a basic, simple recipe. Mahi-mahi is a perfect fish for grilling, as its size allows you to cook it whole in your oven. All you need is some lemon and herbs, and you have a tasty lunch or dinner for the whole family. If you want to keep things simple and easy, this is the way to go.

2. Mahi-Mahi Kebabs

Photo: goeatandrepeat.com

Moving on to more complicated recipes, you’ll have to cut your fish before cooking it for this one. You can ask the man at the store to cut the fish into fillets, or you can do it yourself. In any case, you get a perfect balance of veggies and fish. You don’t want the veggies to overwhelm your dinner. Light and nutritious, this dinner will give you everything you need for a good night’s sleep.

3. Lemon Panko Crusted Fish

Photo: grandbaby-cakes.com

I usually avoid crusting fish, but every now and then, I do it. When you want to crust a fish, you need a good fillet that will not lose its taste. And mahi-mahi is great for crusting. Add in some rice and herbs, and you have a light and creamy meal.

4. Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Photo: ericasrecipes.com

As I said at the beginning, mahi-mahi is great for grilling due to its size and texture. And while some people want to keep things simple, there are those who prefer a spicy flavor. So for those people, we have a salsa and cherry chipotle dressing. And, of course, some veggies on the side to complete the dish.

5. Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

Photo: thatsquareplate.com

When it comes to fish and alcohol, people usually think wine is the only way to cook it. Truth be told, beer is a bit of an underrated ingredient in the kitchen. But not anymore. These tacos are delicious, and they will melt in your mouth. Peach salsa brings the meal to a perfect balance between sweet, sour, and spicy.

6. Ghalieh Mahi – Southern Iranian Spicy Fish and Herb Stew

Photo: turmericsaffron.blogspot.com

Asian cuisine is famous for stew, curry and soups. And they have no problems cooking fish in a stew. Honestly, I’m not a fan of fish stew. However, I must admit that it tastes great once you try it.

7. Super Quick Fish Curry

Photo: eatgood4life.com

Speaking of Asian cuisine, fish curry is a very convenient dish you can make in a matter of minutes. And the good thing about curries is that you can try different herbs, sauces and everything else. They are extremely versatile and easy to make.

8. Sautéed Mahi Mahi with Okra and Citrus Vinaigrette

Photo: lisaiscooking.blogspot.com

Usually used in Caribbean and Indian cuisine, okra is a great green addition to any meal. For this recipe, you’ll need a perfectly cut fish fillet. Everything else is just added to the mix. Citrus vinaigrette helps you balance the taste.

9. Mahi-Mahi, Fennel and Potato Chowder

Photo: de-ma-cuisine.com

As you’ve probably noticed by now, despite being a native of Hawaii, mahi-mahi is used in a number of different cuisines. For example, this chowder is a classic Hindi dish with fennel and potato. A creamy soup best served as a light dinner.

10. Mahi-Mahi Burgers

Photo: pancakewarriors.com

In typical American fashion, everything can be turned into a burger. But unlike many burgers you’ve tried, this one is fresh and light on taste. And despite being fresh and packed with veggies, you still get a healthy dose of protein because mahi-mahi is just that good.

11. Mahi-Mahi (Dorado) Baja Mexico Style

Photo: honest-food.net

What I love about this recipe is that the author made an effort to make it look just like the Mexican flag. Green, yellow and red are the colors you see, and the fish gets a tangy and spicy flavor.

12. Homemade Fish Fingers

Photo: jennabraddock.com

As I said earlier, I’m not a fan of crusting fish. But that applies to my dinners and lunches. When you have guests coming over, however, fish fingers are a great appetizer. They go great with wine, beer, and any other light alcoholic drink. And best of all, they are a great conversation starter. Everyone will want to know the recipe and how you made them.

13. Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos

Photo: pickfreshfoods.com

Everything that applies to burgers also applies to tacos. And that means that every dish can be transformed into a taco. All you need for a perfect taco is some meat, veggies, and a wrap to put them all together. The trick is to find the perfect sauce to complement your main dish.

14. Barbecued Mahi-Mahi

Photo: ezrapoundcake.com

Barbecue is another typical American style of cooking. Just about everything can be barbecued in America, and that includes fish. If you’ve never tried to barbecue a fish, I suggest you try now. Mahi-mahi is a great fish to barbecue because of its consistency. Yes, the taste changes a little. As you can expect, the fish gets a smokier flavor. But that is barbecue.

15. Mahi-Mahi Sliders with Grilled Pineapple, Corn Brussel Sprout Slaw, and Lime Sour Cream

Photo: cookingforkeeps.com

This is yet another recipe that you can use for appetizers for your home party. Unlike fish fingers, this recipe requires a bit more decoration and attention to detail. But you’ll have a five-star appetizer and your guests will love it. The taste is perfectly balanced with the sweetness from the pineapple and some lime sour cream.

16. Mahi-Mahi Banh Mi with Spicy Curry Mayo and Fried Eggs

Photo: halfbakedharvest.com

Think of this as another take on the burger. The egg burger is a popular sandwich everywhere around the world. But the beauty of the recipe is in the side dishes. Like the tons of herbs that give this meal a healthy take. As for the curried mayo, don’t worry—it’s easy to make.

17. Mahi-Mahi with Coconut Ginger Rice and Mango Salsa

Photo: sidewalkshoes.com

I must admit, I love exotic and tropical recipes. And in the spirit of mahi-mahi being a tropical fish, you just can’t help but go back to its roots—which is exactly what this recipe does. When you have mango and coconut, you know you are in the tropical world. Rice is a standard side dish for fish. But thanks to a bit of ginger thrown in there, you get a new taste.

18. Ceviche Taco Bowls

Photo: whitneybond.com

When you want to get fancy with Mexican food, you make taco bowls. They are a bit more decorative than standard tacos, but the taste is generally the same. Anyway, the idea is to throw a Mexican-themed party and add a little bit of flair to it.

19. Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Lentils

Photo: livlifetoo.yummly.com

Pesco-vegetarians will love this dish. It’s often hard to get all your nutritional needs just from one plant-based diet. And I know lentils are one of the main sources of protein for vegetarians. But this recipe is like a semi-vegetarian, and it delivers perfect flavor.

20. Baked Mahi-Mahi with Citrus Glaze

Photo: packmomma.com

Back to the simple dishes and recipes. All you have to do is turn your oven on and you’ll have a nice piece of fish ready for you. The citrus glaze is welcomed, especially since not many people love the raw flavor of mahi-mahi.

21. Coconut Crusted Mahi-Mahi Nuggets (Low Carb and Gluten-free)

Photo: alldayidreamaboutfood.com

When it comes to crusting fish and making fish nuggets, people often think that it is the unhealthiest way of cooking. But I’ve got some news for you. Fish nuggets can actually be healthy. Just look at this gluten-free recipe. It will come in handy when you have some friends coming over who are allergic to gluten.

22. Best Damn Grilled Fish Tacos

Photo: 3scoopsofsugar.com

One thing I’ve noticed about tacos—some people like them really simple. Like, just meat and salad inside. And I have nothing against that. When you are in a hurry, and you want a quick and easy dish, this taco will serve you well.

23. Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Grapes and Basil

Photo: bigflavorstinykitchen.com

Raise your hand if thought grapes don’t belong in the kitchen. Yes, we all love grapes. But few people are bold enough to experiment with grapes in cooking. In that regard, I’ve found a recipe which actually plays to the strengths of grapes.

24. Healthy Mahi-Mahi and Shrimp

Photo: inspirationkitchen.com

If you want to take your seafood recipe to the next level, you combine fish and seafood. Most people eat one or the other. But shrimp are versatile enough that you can combine them with almost anything. Shrimp and chicken is one of my favorite combinations, to be honest.

25. Cashew Coconut Crusted Mahi-Mahi with Orange Banana Salsa

Photo: janssushibar.com

When you think of salsa, you rarely think of banana. And I understand that. But the best part about this recipe is that it will take you little to no time to put it all together. In the end, you get a dish that’s sweet and savory at the same time, as well as light and bright.

26. Mahi-Mahi with Berry Sauce

Photo: lostpastremembered.blogspot.com

The good thing about mahi-mahi is the flavor and taste of the fish. You get a fairly neutral taste that you can pair with anything. Even with fruit, as we can see here. I know it’s a bit of an exotic dish, but whatever gets your juices going. And the fun part is that when you serve it, your guests will think of it as a dessert.

27. Mediterranean Mahi Mahi with Artichokes, Olives and Pine Nuts

Photo: bluegalley.com

One thing about Italian cuisine: they really know how to prepare a fish. The first food association one might make with Italy is pasta and pizza, but the country has much more to offer. And being a Mediterranean country, Italy has a lot of fish to cook. This is a classic Italian take on mahi-mahi. Artichokes and basil are two basic ingredients of every Italian meal, and the pinenuts give it a bit of an earthy flavor.

28. Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Tomatoes and Fennel

Photo: onesweetmess.com

We are moving to Hindi cuisine again. One thing I love about Hindi cuisine—no matter the recipe, you get an extremely soft dish. The fish practically melts in your mouth.

29. Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi

Photo: kendrastreats.com

We have another crusted fish recipe here. The difference is in the nuts used for crusting. As a result, the dish is a bit crunchier. It’s a dish that’s simple and easy to make, but it comes with a clever way of making it restaurant quality.

30. Baked Mahi-Mahi with Clementines

Photo: armywifetosuburbanlife.com

I’d like to finish the list with a family dish. As I said at the beginning, mahi-mahi is a great fish for baking or grilling in the oven due to its size. And when you serve the dish on your lunch table, everyone will be impressed.


Preparation

  • Heat 1 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the fish on both sides with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook, turning once, until the fish is just opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  • Heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the skillet over medium heat, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds more. Stir in the wine and oregano. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to low, and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, the olives, and capers. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Serve the fish topped with the sauce.

Recipe Notes

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Baked Mahi Mahi with a Bruschetta Topping

Ingredients:
4 10-12 oz Fillets Mahi Mahi, skin-on
Salt and Pepper to Taste
2 Tbsp Butter, divided
Olive Oil just a drizzle

Bruschetta Topping
6-8 Plum Tomatoes
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 yellow Onion, minced
1 Tbsp Capers, minced
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
2-3 Tbsp fresh Basil, chopped fine
1 Tbsp fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley, chopped fine
Salt & Pepper to taste
Water for Parboiling

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil on your stove. There should be enough room for the Tomatoes, but they should not yet be put in the pot.
  • Remove from the heat, and place the tomatoes in the hot water for 1 minute.
  • Using tongs, remove the Tomatoes.
  • Carefully remove the skin with a knife and then cut in half and remove the seeds and juice.
  • Dice the Tomatoes and set to the side in a large bowl.
  • Add the minced Garlic, Onion, Capers, Balsamic Vinegar, Herbs, 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil, and Salt and Pepper to taste Stir well, and leave to marinate. Chill.
  • Preheat the Oven to 425°F.
  • Drizzle a little Olive Oil on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Place the Mahi Mahi skin-side down, and sprinkle with Salt (liberally) and Pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the fish is flaky.
  • Dab each Fish with 1/2 Tbsp of Butter, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Use a spatula and to remove the fish and plate.
  • Taking a large spoon, divide the Bruschetta among the four fillets. I recommend draining as much liquid as you can from each spoonful.

NOTES: Mahi Mahi is the Hawaiian name for the Dolphinfish, meaning “very strong”. It is a mild fish, similar to a tuna in texture, though the filet is white and usually sold skin-on. Though I’m using a Hawaiian/Caribbean fish, this dish is more of a fusion dish that I came up with when I read somewhere that tomatoes bring out the flavor of the fish.

You may also choose to try this Grilled. I recommend if you do that, to keep the high heat, but to wrap the fish in aluminum foil or cook it on a closed grill. Grilling would also provide some smoky flavors to the fish which are amazing!


On The Grill: Mahi Mahi

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Made with mahi-mahi, peaches, jalapeno pepper, red onion, garlic, fresh ginger, fresh cilantro, lime

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Method: outdoor grill, stovetop
Time: 30-60 minutes

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Method: stovetop, outdoor grill
Time: under 30 minutes

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What do I need for the lemon garlic sauce?

  • Plenty of freshly minced garlic is called for. Don’t skimp on the garlic.
  • Grab one fresh lemon and zest the peel then squeeze 1 TB of tangy juice from it. Bottled lemon juice isn’t the same, so use fresh lemons.
  • I prefer to use salted pure butter, but feel free to use unsalted if you like as long as it’s real butter.
  • For freshly chopped herbs, choose from chives or parsley…or both.
  • Tip: sauce can be prepared ahead of time, covered, and chilled until you’re ready to warm it up for serving. It’s a great sauce to have on hand.

Grilled fish truly is one of the ultimate summer dinners. Seafood tastes great with summer's freshest, most seasonal ingredients, and grilling keeps us out of the hot kitchen, giving us the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. The recipes in this collection, even ones that feed a crowd, don't require more than 15 minutes to grill the fish, which means this category of quick-cooking proteins one of the fastest routes to dinner. For the best flavor, start by buying the freshest fish that you can find. If you are not sure, ask at the fish counter what came in that day. Then, select the recipe.

Once you are ready to grill, follow these simple tips for grilled fish success. Preheat the grill well and oil the grates before adding the fish. This works to prevent sticking and achieve a fast char—fish isn't on the grill long, so you want to make sure the time it does spend there is significant. Flip the fish when it easily lifts off the grill if it's sticking, wait a few more seconds and try again. Now that you have the basic technique, try our simple and creative grilled fish recipes that build on this.

For easy weeknight dinners, simply pair your choice of seafood with summer's freshest flavors. Make use of herbs to impart big flavor, which is exactly what we do in the Grilled Salmon with Spicy Honey-Basil Sauce that's pictured here. If salmon isn't your favorite type of fish, know that we also use this method in other recipes, like our Grilled Halibut Steaks with Potatoes, Olives, and Onions. We also like to pair fish with fruits like pineapple—try our recipe for Spicy Shrimp Fajitas with Grilled Pineapple Pico if the idea if appealing.

It's important to remember that grilled fish doesn't have to be reserved for fast weeknight dining. Amp up your summer entertaining menu with grilled fish dishes that are sure to impress. These recipes are so easy, you could even pull them off for weeknight entertaining. Spread a Grilled Shrimp Boil across the table or set out stunning Whole Grilled Fish or Crisp Grilled Salmon with Fennel-Olive Relish and let everyone dig in family-style.

For more casual meals, opt for one of our scrumptious fish sandwiches, which are paired with a creamy sauce that brings out the best in the fish: We use tartar sauce in the Grilled Salt-Rubbed Fish Sandwich, herbed mayonnaise in the Grilled Salmon Sandwiches Herbed Mayonnaise, and spicy sriracha mayo in the Grilled Snapper Sandwich with Pickled Vegetables recipe.

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