What Are the Best Ways to Enjoy Mahi Mahi Fish

Mahi Mahi Fish on Plate

When it comes to fish, there is hardly any other dish that Americans like more than Mahi Mahi. People like their Mahi Mahi grilled, cooked, baked, served with fruits, nuts, vegetables, and even Mahi Mahi fish tacos. There are various methods of preparing America’s favorite fish, and it is hard to say which way to cook Mahi Mahi fish is the “right” one. So, instead of choosing one recipe and labeling it as “the best Mahi Mahi fish ever,” we’ll let you be the judge. Take a look at the following list of the most widely popular Mahi Mahi fish recipes and find your favorite.

As for us, we believe that enjoying Mahi Mahi grilled, baked, fried, cooked, as Mahi Mahi fish tacos, or prepared in any other way is simply delicious! 

Mahi Mahi Fish Recipes

Spicy Lemon and Garlic Mahi Mahi

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of divided butter
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 4-5 Mahi Mahi fish fillets
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 0,5 kg. asparagus
  • a tablespoon of minced garlic
  • half a tablespoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley 


To enjoy your Mahi Mahi fish cooked, you should start by melting one tablespoon of oil and two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Add the Mahi Mahi fish, black grounded pepper, and salt. Cook the fish for 4-5 minutes per side. Add the remaining oil and asparagus, and cook for a further 3-5 minutes. Season the fish with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.

Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Once it melts, please add red pepper flakes and garlic, and cook for about 60-90 seconds. Stir in lemons, juice, and parsley. Remove from the heat, and after 2-3 minutes, add the Mahi Mahi fish cooked nicely and asparagus back into the skillet. Spoon the sauce over them.

Your Mahi Mahi fish-cooked dish is ready to serve – you may also want to add some extra parsley.

Macadamia Crusted Nut Mahi Mahi Baked

You will need:

  • up to 3 ounces of Macadamia nuts
  • 4 ounces of bread crumbs
  • 6 Mahi Mahi fish fillets
  • 4 ounces of butter
  • 2 ounces of diced shallot onions
  • 3 ounces pineapple
  • 4 ounces papaya
  • 4 ounces mango (all fruits rough chopped)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of shredded coconut
  • 2 seeded habanero peppers
  • some salt, pepper, and sugar (to your liking)


One of the best Mahi Mahi fish recipes is to prepare Mahi Mahi baked with nuts. First, preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Ground together Macadamia nuts and bread crumbs; you may use a food processor or a blender. Put the mixture on a plate, and coat the Mahi Mahi fillets.

Heat the butter in a large skillet. Fry the fish fillets until you notice the nuts are starting to turn golden brown. Remove to a baking dish.

Meanwhile, add shallot onions to the skillets. Cook until they turn translucent, then stir in chicken stock. Mix in the fruits and the habanero peppers, as well as shredded coconut. Season with salt and/or sugar and/or pepper to your taste. Simmer until the sauce is thick, then strain to remove peppers, shallots, and fruits. Keep the sauce in a pan over low heat.

Proceed to have Mahi Mahi baked for 10 minutes at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit/ 60 degrees Celsius. Coat lightly with the sauce.

If you want, you can grill the fish instead of frying it – Mahi Mahi grilled with Macadamia nut crust is otherworldly!

Mahi Mahi Rockefeller

You will need:

  • 1 pound of bacon
  • 4 Mahi Mahi fillets
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • 1 pinch grounded black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 6 chopped green onions
  • 4 chopped garlic gloves
  • 10 ounces of chopped spinach (or 1 package of frozen chopped spinach)
  • 3 dashes of hot pepper sauce
  • half a cup of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • a cup of shredded parmesan cheese


Cook the bacon for about 10 minutes in a deep skillet over medium heat. Stir occasionally until it turns brown. Drain the pieces of bacon, then chop them into smaller pieces and set them aside.

Season the Mahi Mahi fish with garlic salt and ground black pepper. Heat a skillet over medium heat, then cook the fish until it flakes a little, for 10 to 20 minutes. Place each fillet on a baking dish.

Preheat the oven. Set the rack about 6-7 inches from the heat source of the oven.

While cooking the fish, also melt the butter. Stir in spinach, green onions as well as garlic. Cook and stir for 2-4 minutes. Add chopped bacon, evaporated milk, and the red pepper sauce. Bring it to a low simmer, then, little by little, add a bit of Monterey Jack cheese until it melts completely. You can add some more evaporated milk if you have any extra left. Divide the sauce into fair portions over each fish fillet. Sprinkle it with parmesan cheese.

Broil in the preheated oven until the parmesan cheese melts. You can also use this particular recipe to fill in your Mahi Mahi fish tacos.

If you’re looking for the ideal place in Miami to experience the iconic Mahi Mahi fish recipes, you’re bound to enjoy the intimate and comfortable setting of Glass & Vine restaurant. The garden by the sea will make your orders taste even better and complete the entire experience perfectly.