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    Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter sauce is a great weeknight meal that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Mahi Mahi is cooked to perfection and served on a bed of jasmine rice with a warm roasted pepper butter sauce.

    Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce served with rice

    This pan-seared Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce is a delicious and light summer meal. The sauce is amazing – so flavorful and goes wonderfully with any fish.

    You can serve it with rice, vegetables (some ideas – zucchini, broccoli, green beans) or with creamy mashed potatoes. (mashed cauliflower bake  or roasted garlic cauliflower would work too to keep it low carb!)

    Why You Will Love This Recipe!

    • This meal is made in one pan – it’s an easy cleanup and it’s perfect for midweek dinner.
    • It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. Perfect for when you want a delicious & healthy dinner but don’t have much time to cook.
    • It’s so delicious! Made with fresh ingredients it’s a wonderfully tasty dish full of flavor!
    • It’s easy to adapt to paleo and whole30 diets and easy to make low carb.
    Mahi Mahi on a white plate topped with sauce

    How To Make Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce

    • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper on both sides.
    • Cook Mahi Mahi in the skillet for about 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through. Set aside.
    • Add onion, garlic, roasted peppers to the skillet, and cook for a couple of minutes until onion is translucent about 5 minutes. Add vegetable stock, juice of half lime, and butter. Cook the sauce for another 5 minutes until it thickens a little bit while stirring occasionally. Season with cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. 
    • Return the fish to the pan and cover with sauce. 
    • Serve warm, spoon roasted pepper butter sauce over the fish, and garnish with pine nuts and parsley.

    Recipe Variations

    • Make it paleo or Whole30 by eliminating the butter or using a Paleo-friendly substitute.
    • If you want to make a low carb meal, instead of serving it over rice, you can serve it over cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles or with roasted vegetables.
    Fish served with a sauce on a bed of rice

    What Is Mahi Mahi?

    Mahi Mahi is a tropical fish that is commonly found in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii and Costa Rica. It’s a white fish, but much firmer than halibut or cod. If you are new to cooking fish, this is a great recipe to start with. Because if it’s firmer texture, it is much harder to overcook it.

    What Does Mahi Mahi Taste Like?

    Mahi mahi does have a slight fishy taste but it is much milder compared to salmon. It’s a lean fish and the flesh is sweet and tender as well as being low in fat.

    A Quick & Easy Dinner

    I love that Mahi Mahi recipe can be done in about 30 minutes (10 minutes to prep and about 20 minutes or less to cook) and it’s so easy to make. No fancy ingredients, yet a nice-looking dinner that the whole family will enjoy. It’s colorful, it’s quick and full of flavor! It’s a light but satisfying meal for those warm summer days.

    Can You Make It Ahead Of Time?

    It’s best to serve this dish as soon as it is cooked, but if you do have leftovers they will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. You can reheat it in the oven or on the stovetop on a low heat until the fish is warmed through.

    Close up of the sauce served on top of the fish

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • Use a nonstick or cast iron skillet to cook the Mahi Mahi on the cooktop so that the fish doesn’t stick to the pan.
    • Use a hot pan and pat dry the fish with a paper towel before you season it with salt & black pepper.
    • Take care not to overcook the Mahi Mahi. It only needs 3 to 4 minutes on each side. If you have an instant-read thermometer it should register at 145ºF.
    • Use fresh lime juice in this recipe. The bottled stuff doesn’t have the same zing.
    • You can cook the Mahi Mahi with or without the skin.

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    Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce
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    Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Butter Sauce

    Mahi Mahi is cooked to perfection and served on a bed of fragrant jasmine rice with a warm and delicious roasted pepper butter sauce.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 334kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 4 Mahi Mahi fillets
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 3 roasted peppers, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup vegetable stock (or water)
    • juice of 1/2 lime
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 2 tsp cumin
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts
    • fresh parsley, for garnish

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Heat 1-2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
      Season Mahi Mahi with salt and black pepper on both sides.
    • Cook Mahi Mahi in the skillet for about 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through and flesh flakes easily. Transfer to a serving platter.
    • Add onion, garlic, roasted peppers to the skillet, and cook for a couple of minutes until onion is translucent about 3-4 minutes. Add vegetable stock, juice of a half lime, and butter. Cook the sauce for another 5 minutes until it thickens a little bit while stirring occasionally. Season with cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. 
    • Return the fish to the pan and cover with sauce. 
    • Serve warm, spoon roasted pepper butter sauce over the fish, and garnish with pine nuts and parsley.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Use a nonstick or cast iron skillet to cook the Mahi Mahi on the cooktop so that the fish doesn’t stick to the pan.
    • Use a hot pan and pat dry the fish with a paper towel before you season it with salt & black pepper.
    • Take care not to overcook the Mahi Mahi. It only needs 3 to 4 minutes on each side. If you have an instant-read thermometer it should register at 145ºF.
    • Use fresh lime juice in this recipe. The bottled stuff doesn’t have the same zing.
    • You can cook the Mahi Mahi with or without the skin.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
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    April 21, 2020

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    Comments

    Pearl Rodrigues

    5 stars
    Everything in these images looks so tempting. All the foodies at my place are in for a treat. Thanks for this delicious recipe.

    Amy | The Cook Report

    5 stars
    What a beautiful summer dinner!

    Julia

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! Love that it can be ready on my table in 30 minutes!

    Judy Heinrich

    5 stars
    Wow, this not only looks beautiful but sounds so delicious. Pinned it to make soon!

    Liz

    5 stars
    My husband loves seafood so I’m always looking for new recipes ideas! This one is great!

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