Fresh, healthy, and vibrant with flavor this Blackened Mahi Mahi recipe is a low-carb, low calorie lover’s dream dish!
Savory blackened seasonings are flash-cooked on the outside of the fish filet while the fish stays moist and flaky. Try this recipe for blackened Mahi Mahi and cook an insta-worthy dish with minimal effort and maximum flavor!
Blackened Mahi Mahi
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Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe
- Mahi Mahi is so easy to work with. No skin and few, if any, bones are found in the filets making it one of the best options for a fish-based meal.
- This recipe for blackened mahi mahi is deceptively easy to make and is an impressive addition to any picnic or bbq.
- Four ingredients, four steps, and one skillet mean a healthy, delicious dinner is on the table in minutes! Experiment with this multi-use Southwest Seasoning DIY blend for Mahi Mahi fish tacos.
What Does Mahi Mahi Taste Like?
Mahi Mahi has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a firm texture which makes it perfect for grilling, adding to soups and chowders, tacos, wraps, and sandwiches.
Easy 4 Ingredient Recipe
THE FISH: Mahi Mahi is white fish when cooked yields flaky delicious morsels. Buy fresh or frozen fillets, both will fare well with this recipe.
SEASONING: Whitefish is mild flavored and perfect for a strong seasoning like the one in this recipe. Blackened seasoning is a mixture of herbs and spices in which the predominant spice is paprika.
BUTTER & OIL: It actually isn’t the seasoning that gives this dish its well-known name. In fact, the searing of the fish in the olive oil & butter, causes the outside flesh to become blackened and charred.
How To Make Blackened Mahi Mahi
Just a few easy steps to this flavorful and healthy dish.
- Pat filets dry and coat with seasoning.
- Heat oil and butter in a skillet.
- Cook fish on both sides (as per the recipe below).
- Rest fish slightly before serving.
What To Serve With Blackened Mahi Mahi
Serve this impressive dish with a side of low-carb veggies like Spaghetti Squash, Roasted Peppers or Green Beans. Add a crisp side salad with a tangy vinaigrette, or try a Cucumber Feta or Cherry Tomato Salad. Top a low carb Caesar salad with chilled leftover Mahi Mahi.
Leftover blackened Mahi Mahi is delicious reheated or served cold! Keep leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat portions by placing them in a skillet on medium heat with a little water and cover, the steam will gently reheat the fish. Freeze portions in zippered bags with the date labeled on the outside up to 1 month.
Other Easy Seafood Recipes!
- Oven Baked Mahi Mahi – quick and easy to make.
- Shrimp & Zucchini – dinner in under 30 minutes.
- Easy Shrimp Vegetable Skillet – a hearty meal.
- Easy Cajun Shrimp Recipe – deliciously seasoned.
Blackened Mahi Mahi
- 4 mahi mahi fillets
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons blackening seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Dry fillets and generously coat with the blackening seasoning.
- Heat a large pan over medium-high heat with olive oil and butter.
- Once pan is hot, add fish and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until it starts to crisp and blacken.
- Fish should be opaque and start to flake when done, or reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 3 days.
- Reheat filets in a skillet on medium heat with a little water and cover to steam.
- Freeze portions in zippered bags with the date labeled for up to 1 month.
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