grilled mahi mahi recipes

14 Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipes To Serve On Seafood Nights

Mahi Mahi, also called dolphinfish or dorado, is a mild-tasting fish with a firm yet tender texture. It works wonderfully in a range of cooking applications but is especially divine when grilled.

If you’ve got some Mahi Mahi fillets and are looking for different ways to grill them, try any of these mouthwatering grilled Mahi Mahi recipes. They’re perfectly tender and flaky and work beautifully with the other ingredients to produce flavor-packed dishes.

1. Chili-Seasoned Grilled Mahi Mahi 

This chili-seasoned grilled Mahi Mahi is the perfect dish to serve on warm summer nights. Mahi Mahi has a wonderful freshness to it and when you cover it with chili seasoning to grill and top it with zesty lime butter, it takes on an otherworldly appeal you’ll find yourself craving. Serve with fresh grape tomatoes or a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

2. Flash Grilled Mahi Mahi in a Thai Coconut Curry Broth 

In this Thai-inspired recipe, you grill well-seasoned Mahi Mahi halfway through and then add it to a creamy and spicy coconut broth to create a dish that’s bursting with tropical flavors. You can serve it over a bed of plain rice with a green onion and cilantro garnish. If you like your food to be spicy, you can also add sriracha on top.

3. Grilled Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi 

This recipe comes together in just 10 minutes! It’s a restaurant-level dish that’s super easy to make. Just marinate the Mahi Mahi fillets in black pepper, butter, some aromatic garlic, lemon juice, and thyme for about 30 minutes. Grill until cooked through and flaky. You can serve it with grilled vegetables, a fresh green salad, or even brown rice for a filling meal.

4. Grilled Mahi Mahi 

Seven ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to create this delightful meal. To prepare, brush the fillets with olive oil, then season them thoroughly before putting them on the grill. Cook until the fish flakes, then serve with a grilled side like broccoli or corn on the cob to enjoy a filling and satisfying dinner!

5. Grilled Mahi Mahi 

Featuring the perfect char and lovely smokey flavor, this quick meal is perfect for busy weeknights. While the recipe comes with a seasoning mix you can use to flavor your Mahi Mahi, you can always use whatever seasonings you like to get the desired flavor. Once the fish is cooked, top it with a dab of butter and serve with grilled lemon wedges.

6. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Lemon Marinade

Simple ingredients come together to produce a wonderful marriage of flavors and textures in this 30-minute recipe. All you need to do is coat tender Mahi Mahi fillets with garlic, honey, lime zest, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, and seasonings, and cook them on a grill until flaky. Serve it with pineapple or fresh peach salsa and a drizzle of the reserved marinade and enjoy!

7. Grilled Mahi Mahi 

This 8-minute recipe is the perfect meal for days when you just want something quick and tasty. To prepare, drizzle the fish with olive oil and sprinkle some seasonings, and then cook it on a lightly greased grill until it’s tender and flaky. For the finishing touch, add a drizzle of lemon juice — your tastebuds will thank you for that!

8. Best Grilled Mahi Mahi 

When you want a quick and easy recipe to serve for family dinners or just to enjoy by yourself, this recipe will come to your rescue. It calls for coating the fish in a herb and spice mixture to infuse it with mouthwatering flavors. Place it on a grill to cook, and serve with a drizzle of melted butter, a sprinkle of fresh thyme, and with lemon wedges on the side.

9. Grilled Mahi Mahi and Vegetables in Foil Packets 

Here’s an exquisite recipe that’ll convert everyone into seafood lovers! It’s perfect to make on camping trips as well as special events! The fish is prepared in foil packets with potatoes, beans, and a generous number of seasonings. Wap the packets tightly and place them on the grill to cook for about 10 minutes. Serve immediately!

10. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa 

Grilled Mahi Mahi is wonderful when a simple spritz of lemon, but why not take it to the next level by serving it with creamy, refreshing avocado salsa? You can prepare the flavor-rich salsa with mango, avocado, small red onion, cilantro, and lime juice, pile it on top of the golden brown grilled Mahi Mahi, and dig in!

11. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Tomato Salad 

Tender and flaky Mahi Mahi served with a fresh and flavorful balsamic tomato salad, this is a restaurant-worthy dish that has the perfect marriage of flavors and textures. Just make sure you don’t overcook the fish, as it can become dry and rubbery. Add some freshly grated parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a mouthwatering meal.

12. Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Cilantro – Ginger Pesto

This 30-minute dish is prepared by pairing grilled Mahi Mahi with fresh pesto made from roasted and salted macadamia nuts, peppery ginger, hot jalapeño peppers, and canola oil. You can make the pesto a day in advance and put together this dish quickly on hectic weeknights. Serve it with lime wedges for a fresh and summery meal.

13. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Lime Sauce 

Flaky, grilled Mahi Mahi paired with a silky mango-lime sauce — this recipe is a feast for the senses! The fish is seasoned with Italian seasonings while the sauce is a refreshing combination of mango, ginger, wine, heavy cream, butter, lime, and sugar. It can be a bit tricky for beginners to cook, but this recipe comes with loads of helpful instructions to make the process easier.

14. Pan-Grilled Mahi Mahi with Avocado Sauce 

Make this quick, simple, and super delicious recipe in just 20 minutes! Season the Mahi Mahi fillets with salt, pepper, and chili powder, and grill until flaky. Make the sauce with guacamole, prepared horseradish, mustard, and buttermilk. Serve this avocado sauce on the grilled fillets and with some wilted baby spinach for a wholesome meal.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.