Mahi Mahi on the grill

I am not generally very adventurous in the kitchen, save when a wild notion attacks me and I create something on a whim (sometimes something delicious like Chicken Squash Bake, but more often something only okay, never to be tried again).

I like the old standbys that consistently turn out good -- which is why we started this website back in 2006. I wanted this site to become an online collection of our favorite, most-requested, most-oft-eaten recipes: ones I ate as a child, and ones I make regularly now that I'm cooking for our own family. :)

My husband Joshua, however, loves to branch out in new ways, with lots of research along the way. Read his article about homemade bread and dough conditioners, for example. I was perfectly content with "normal" homemade bread that turned out "good"; Joshua wanted to experiment, and his research and knowledge has added a whole new dimension to the art of bread making in our home!

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi Fillets
Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi

So... Ten months ago, I had never in my life tasted Mahi Mahi. I knew what it was a kind of fish, and clean (kosher), but that was all I knew.

When Joshua came across a frozen fish sale through his employer, he brought home 30 pounds of Mahi Mahi. Time to start experimenting!

It wasn't long before Joshua came up with this delicious recipe for Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi. Even I was surprised that this Mahi Mahi was rivalling my other favorite fish, grilled salmon!

The Mahi Mahi is quick to thaw, and seasoning the fillets takes just minutes. Ten minutes on the grill, and the fish is tender, flaky, and juicy!

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi Fillets

We like to serve Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi over hot fresh cooked rice, with some vegetables or a salad completing a simple but delicious meal! Yehoshua (6) has declared Mahi Mahi to be his favorite meat and says it tastes like chicken to him. ;)

We've bought mahi mahi through Joshua's employer, but I know Costco carries the fillets in their frozen section (or they did last time I checked, several months ago). What is sold at Costco looks identical to what we have gotten, and I can attest that it is very good! :)

Have you eaten mahi mahi before?

What is your favorite fish? Personally, I just love salmon. It has such a good flavor! :)


Oh, yes, my favorite is Mahi Mahi, but only because that's what we fish for ... it's absolutely delicious fresh out of the ocean. I've had good and bad frozen but I suppose that's true for any type of fish?

We usually serve it with yellow rice with sliced green olives and thinly sliced red peppers added it ... I don't know why that is always the way we do it? :) Time to change it up the next time!

... and our favorite way is prepared on the grill. I am eager to try your recipe. What we most often do is just brush with olive oil, salt and pepper, grill and chunk it up for fish tacos. There is a myriad of ways to make fish tacos. We like them on flour tortillas with tomato, avocado, chipotle pepper sauce (one chipotle in adobo ground up with sour cream and mayo to taste), cucumber, lettuce and shredded white cheese, usually Monterey Jack. Try it sometime! If you don't have Mahi available, swordfish is a good substitute. We like a meaty white fish. Some people use Tilapia, but we find it too delicate for tacos.

We also love Salmon and Tilapia in addition to the Mahi and Swordfish. We actually prefer Tilapia oven "fried", dredged in flour, then egg white, then plain bread crumbs (sometimes with Parm cheese), salt and pepper, sprayed lightly with cooking spray and baked in a hot oven (450 degrees F) for about 6-8 minutes. Delish!

Mmmmm, that sounds delicious!! I have never had mahi mahi, but I bet we would like it. My favorite fish is haddock, but I also like salmon and various other kinds of fish. Most of my favorites are seafood rather than freshwater fish. Anyway . . . if I come across mahi mahi at a decent price, I will definitely have to try this! :)

This looks delicious. I love Mahi Mahi and salmon. My husband doesn't like salmon. We also eat tilapia.

We bake a lot of catfish (which isn't a clean fish) but we like it. If I don't have any for a while my husband will request it.

Most of the time when we eat fish, I bake it then turn on the broiler for the last few minutes to get the edges a little crispy! We change up the spices although my husband really likes greek or blackened seasoning on his.


mahi tacos with mango salsa YUM!

I love, love, love fish but my husband would rather have a steak so I don't make it as often as I would like. I agree with other posters that I love Mahi Mahi tacos. I season them with cayenne pepper, pepper and salt for the adults and for the kiddos I use grill mates. I find even the leftovers make a great lunch for me.

We do buy the bags of Mahi Mahi at Costco and have always found them to be great quality.

Now I'm hungry for fish :-)

i greatly dislike fish and any seafood type things so am feeling slightly ill by all the fish talk, but I have to say, your picture is one that makes me wish i did like it. i have tried so hard to like fish, and it has not happened. At least i have very few things i do not like!

I made mahi mahi from a recipe I found where you lightly coat the mahi mahi in flour with salt & pepper and fry it in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in a frying pan. While that is cooking you chop up a tomato and an onion and also cook that over medium heat in a saucepan in olive oil. Add green olives and capers and use that as a sauce over the mahi mahi. Two fillets with the sauce is under 300 calories. It's really delicious.

Thank you all for the ideas on Mahi Mahi! Fish tacos have been on my "want to make" list for a while now, and I appreciate the other ideas too! And with having fish 3-4 times per week, I'll need to incorporate some variety, that's for sure! :D

I wondered if you used fresh or jarred minced garlic on the mahi mahi recipe you posted. It looks really good and I'm going to try it but I imagine it would make a difference which one was used.

Sydney, we used jarred minced garlic on the mahi mahi pictured. We got a jar from Costco (had never tried minced garlic from a jar before) and while it is handy, when it is gone I don't think I'll buy more; fresh is just always better! :)

On the measurements though, our jar says 1/2 teaspoon is equal to 1 freshly minced clove of garlic and from my experience it seems to be rather accurate (at least, with all of the recipes I've measured it for thus far!). :)

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