Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi

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My normal go to fish is Salmon, and sometimes Steelhead Trout. However, sometimes I get tired of both of those, and I make myself some delicious Mahi Mahi! I really like the meat on Mahi Mahi as it is more firm than some other fish, but still tender. If you’re thinking about trying out a Mahi Mahi recipe, this Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi is easy and delicious!

About Mahi Mahi

If you’re a fan of seafood, and have never tried Mahi Mahi, you should definitely give it a try. Here’s a little about the fish. It is a dolphin-fish. OMG – does that mean you’re eating a dolphin? No. They’re actually not related to dolphins! In fact, dolphin-fish is a type of fish, and dolphins are actually mammals! [More info on Mahi Mahi here.]

Anyway, as mentioned, Mahi Mahi is more firm than some fishes, but still more tender than the fishes chefs normally consider very firm like swordfish. It’s taste is pretty mild, making it a really good fish to add flavoring to when cooking. Like Lemon and you guessed it… Garlic!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter, separated in to 1 tbsp
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 (4-oz) Mahi Mahi fillets
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Sliced lemons (optional)

Directions

Pat the mahi mahi dry with paper towels, and then season both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat up 1 tbsp of butter in a cast iron skillet or cooking pan over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add mahi mahi and let it cook without moving it for about 3-4 minutes.

Flip the mahi mahi to the other side. Let it cook for about a minute, and then bump the heat down to medium low. Add another tbsp of butter, lemon juice, minced garlic to the pan. Swirl the mixture around the pan.

Sprinkle some dried parsley on top, and garnish with sliced lemons, and serve!

Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi

By the way, the side I am serving this with is my Sauteed Zucchini and Tomatoes. If you’re eyeing it like YUM, here’s the recipe!

Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi
Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi

Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter, separated in to 1 tbsp
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 (4-oz) Mahi Mahi fillets
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Sliced lemons (optional)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi

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