Try This Easy Recipe for Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi in a Butter-Garlic Sauce!

Mahi mahi fish is a popular delicacy for many good reasons. Besides being loaded with nutrients, preparing mahi mahi in various ways is simple and delightful. Mahi mahi fish fillets have a flaky yet tender texture with a subtle and mild hint of sweetness.

Also known as the Dolphinfish, you can use a range of ingredients to accompany your mahi mahi fish, make it spicy, herby, or sweet. Moreover, if you’re wondering about cooking mahi mahi fish, read on to discover a simple recipe you’ll enjoy.

Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi) Facts: Is Mahi Mahi Healthy?

Mahi mahi fish is loaded with essential nutrients like healthy fats, protein, fibre, and carbs. When preparing Mahi mahi fish for lunch, or dinner, you’re adding a healthy list of minerals and proteins to your diet. So yes, mahi mahi fish, when cooked right, adds a lot of value to your health and well-being.

Benefits, Nutrition & Recipes: Health Benefits of Mahi Mahi

Mahi mahi is a good source of phosphorus, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, potassium, niacin and selenium. With the many antioxidant properties of these minerals, selenium stands out as a key component as it helps protect our bodies against cell damage and infections.

Also containing iron, magnesium, and other minerals, mahi mahi is a wholesome fish that tastes good and enriches your well-being.

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Mahi Mahi Recipe - How to Cook Mahi Mahi
Now, let’s get into preparing mahi mahi fish. Here are the main ingredients for your Licious Mahi Mahi Fry Cut recipe.
  1. Once you have the ingredients, it’s time to start cooking your Mahi mahi fry cut, drenched in buttery goodness and infused with herbs. Here’s how!
  2. Cut the lemon into halves. Juice one half and thinly slice the other.
  3. Make sure your mahi mahi fish is dry (pat it dry with a paper towel). Add your seasoning: a teaspoon of salt and some pepper.
  4. Heat up your olive oil in a pan or skillet on medium flame. Once the oil starts to smoke, gently place the mahi mahi in the pan, and sear the first side until it s cooked halfway (for about four minutes). Turn the fillet around and continue searing the fish until the flesh begins to flake, for two-three minutes more. Set your fish aside once done.
  5. In the same pan, add half the garlic and half the lemon juice on medium-low heat. Further, reduce the heat and add the remaining garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Mix up the sauce in the pan with the brown bits at the bottom.
  6. Add the sliced lemons and butter into the pan. Stir until melted.
  7. Take the pan off the flame and stir in the parsley. Taste to see if the sauce needs any more salt or pepper. Pour over your mahi mahi fish and serve hot.
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At Licious, all our fish & seafood is caught daily by approved partners, passed through 150+ safety & quality checks and cut & cleaned by experts. Your orders are never frozen, we ensure constant temperature controls between 0-4 at every stage to maintain freshness. Additionally, your orders are vacuum-sealed in tamper-proof packs. Visit our website today to order fresh, clean Mahi Mahi or other fish & seafood.

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