Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi is a quick and easy dish to make. The fish has a firm texture that is mildly sweet. The lemon garlic butter sauce brightens the mahi mahi and gives it a light flavor.
To make this dish, lightly season the Mahi Mahi filets with salt and pepper then saute in butter. Once the mahi mahi filets are done, remove them from the skillet then add more butter, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley. Cook the sauce for a few minutes until the garlic is fragrant. Then, add the mahi mahi back to the skillet, spoon the sauce over the mahi mahi then serve. This recipe can be used with other white fish, like tilapia or cod, too.
Mahi Mahi is one of Jeff's favorite types of seafood. I try to come up with different ways of preparing it so that we have some variety. Mahi Mahi is an easy fish to cook with because it stays firm and works well with many different flavor profiles.
One of our favorite ways of eating mahi mahi is Mahi Mahi Soft Tacos. The mahi mahi used in the tacos is marinated then broiled before adding to the tacos. The baked mahi mahi is topped, or mixed with, a pineapple or mango salsa. It is an easy dish to make. It takes a little longer to make, but is quite tasty.
Another mahi mahi dish that we like is Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil. The mahi mahi is basted with the zesty basil butter sauce during baking then topped with more of the zesty basil butter sauce before serving.
Lately, I have been buying frozen mahi mahi that comes individually wrapped. I thaw the mahi mahi overnight in the refrigerator.
I hope you enjoy Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi!
Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi
- 2 Mahi Mahi Filets
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Salt and pepper the mahi mahi filets then set aside.
- Put one tablespoon of butter and the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add the mahi mahi filets.
- Saute the first side of the mahi mahi until the 2/3 of the sides of the fish turn white. Flip the fish over and continue cooking until done.
- Remove the skillet from the heat then remove the mahi mahi from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the rest of the butter to the skillet and return to the heat.
- Once the butter has melted, add the garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley. Cook until the garlic begins to get fragrant.
- Add the mahi mahi back to the skillet and spoon the butter sauce over the fish.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and serve. Spoon more butter sauce over the fish, if desired.