This baked mahi mahi recipe is restaurant-quality. It combines mahi fish fillets with olive oil and the perfect balance of spices and bakes it until tender and flakey. I just love this recipe, and I know you will too!
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My Take On Baked Mahi Mahi
This easy baked mahi mahi recipe takes a handful of simple ingredients and transforms them into juicy baked fish fillets with tons of fresh flavor.
The seasoning alone is irresistible, and my simple cooking method lets the mild taste of the fish really shine. Baking the fish gives it a slightly crisp outside and flaky and tender inside that's just perfect.
I love making this recipe when I'm hosting since it really does taste like something you'd get at a restaurant. Since it's so easy to make, I always make a side to go with it, like these keto cheddar bay biscuits.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Simple ingredients. You only need 9 ingredients to make this recipe, and almost all of them are household spices. That's why I'm always making it since I tend to always have what I need on hand.
It's so healthy. This baked mahi recipe is loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein, making it the perfect healthy dinner you can feel good about feeding your family!
Instant favorite. This is just out of the ordinary enough to spice up your weekly dinner routine while still being a healthy dinner option everyone will enjoy. I guarantee it'll be a hit in your home!
- Mahi mahi filets- for the star of this recipe.
- Melted butter- coats the fish to help the seasonings stick and keep it moist.
- Smoked paprika- for a slight spice.
- Garlic powder and onion powder- to add a savory flavor.
- Dried oregano- for some herby freshness.
- Salt and pepper
- Lemon slices- to brighten up all of the flavors.
- Fresh parsley- for serving.
How To Make Baked Mahi Mahi
1. Prep work. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease a baking dish with cooking spray. Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels. A pro tip here is to pat the fillet with paper towels until they're very dry on both sides so the seasoning sticks. Anyway, now mix all of the spices together in a bowl and set it aside.
2. Season. Place each fillet on the prepared baking sheet or baking pan and top with melted butter. Cover the fillets evenly with the seasoning blend and add a few lemon wedges to the dish.
3. Bake and serve: Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve warm with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy!
How To Store and Reheat Leftovers
In the fridge: Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
In the freezer: To store for longer, allow the fish to cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Reheating: I like to put the fish on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake it at 275°F for 10-12 minutes. It also is pretty delicious just eaten cold.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I serve with this recipe?
How do you know mahi mahi is cooked?
The internal temperature should be at least 137°F, and the fish will flake easily when you touch it with a fork.
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- 4 mahi mahi filets
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- lemon slices
- fresh parsley to serve
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- Pat dry the catfish filets until very dry.
- Mix all the spices in a bowl.
- Place the catfish filets in a baking sheet or oven tray and top with the melted butter.
- Cover with the seasoning evenly and add a few lemon slices.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Serve warm with parsley and lemon juice.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 fillet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 7.1gSaturated Fat: 3.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 734mgCarbohydrates: 3.8gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 0gProtein: 21.7g