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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Achiote Grilled Fish Tacos
Bring on the fiesta, people. These bowls are bursting with vibrant flavors and gorgeous colors.