Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Last Updated on September 21, 2023
Blackened mahi mahi is an easy weeknight dish to make. Served with a side of grilled vegetables or a salad, this tender and flavorful dish creates a delicious, healthy meal.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
11
ingredients
5
steps
20
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
3 tbsp
chili powder
2 tsp
smoked paprika
2 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
salt
2 tbsp
olive oil
1 tbsp
lemon juice
4
6-ounce mahi mahi fillets, see notes 1
finely chopped parsley, for garnish
lemon wedges, for serving
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Directions 5 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the blackening seasoning. In a bowl, whisk together the chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. 

Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe: Prepare the blackening seasoning.
Step 2

Prepare the mahi mahi. Cover each mahi mahi fillet completely with the blackening seasoning. 

Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe: Prepare the mahi mahi.
Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and the seasoned mahi mahi. Cover the skillet and cook the mahi mahi for about 5 minutes. (See notes 2.)

Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe: Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Step 4

Remove the cover and flip over the fish. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the fish is opaque throughout. 

Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe: Remove the cover and flip over the fish.
Step 5

Garnish with finely chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe: Garnish with finely chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Notes:

  1. As with most fish recipes, the best quality mahi mahi will result in the best tasting dish.
  2. Do not overcrowd the pan and cook the fillets in batches if needed.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
234
FAT
9.3 g
PROTEIN
32.8 g
CARBS
5.3 g
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Christina P.

Christina

05 Jan 2023

Easy recipe to make and re-create. Delicious and healthy.

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