Recipes: Mahi Mahi

Any saltwater angler who’s trolled for mahi mahi around reefs and seaweed will tell you just how exciting it can be. There’s more to mahi mahi than the beauty of the sea or the powerful fight they bring to fishermen, however. These fish are highly sought for the deliciousness they bring to the dinner table. A former coworker of mine vacationed in Florida often and used to tell me about how delicious the fish he caught—wahoo, mahi mahi, etc—were. One day, he invited me over to a summer party at his parents’ house and I had the opportunity to sample some of the fish they’d caught on their recent trip. Below are just two of the many recipes I sampled that night, so keep reading to learn more on how to prepare the fish so nice, they named it twice.

Mahi Mahi Wraps

2 mahi mahi fillets

1 mango, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

1 red onion, diced

½ jalapeno pepper, diced

3 tbsp chopped cilantro

2 limes, juiced

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Flour tortilla shells, spinach wraps, or even lettuce leaves


1.  Preheat grill or frying pan to medium-high heat.

2.  In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, mango, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice, and then season with salt and pepper.

3.  Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper, and then brush with olive oil. Grill for around 4 minutes on each side and set aside to cool.

4.  Once fillets have cooled, dice or shred and add to the salsa mixture. Spoon into wraps or lettuce leaves and serve.

Mahi Mahi Parmesan Bites

2 lbs mahi mahi, diced large

1 cup flour

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp oregano

½ tsp parsley

½ tsp basil

2 tbsp paprika

1 egg

1 package shredded mozzarella cheese

Grated parmesan cheese

1 jar of marinara sauce

1 can/bottle of beer

Oil for frying

Salt and pepper to taste


1.  In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the egg and beer and beat until smooth.

2.  Dredge fish chunks in batter and fry until golden brown.

3.  Place fish pieces on a baking sheet (I suggest using parchment paper), and spoon marinara sauce onto each one.

4.  Add mozzarella cheese and bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese melts. Remove from oven, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top, then serve.