hawaiian mahi mahi recipes

14 Delicious Hawaiian Mahi Mahi Recipes You Need to Try Now

Mahi Mahi is the Hawaiian name for common dolphinfish. It has white flesh, a mild and sweet taste, and a moderately firm texture. Rich in essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, Mahi Mahi is a wonderfully flaky fish that makes for a delicious, light meal.

Mahi Mahi is one of the best delicacies you can eat in Hawaii. Luckily, you don’t have to take a trip to the tropical paradise to enjoy this white fish! As long as you find some Mahi Mahi fillets, these Hawaiian Mahi Mahi recipes will bring tropical flavors home!

1. Baked Mahi Mahi Greek Style

This Greek-style recipe is bursting with delicious Mediterranean flavors. The combination of tender fish and juicy tomatoes with fragrant spices will take your seafood dinner to the next level. Topped with marinated garlic and spices, this is a super easy recipe that takes just 20 minutes. Serve it with a light side dish for a filling meal.

2. Easy Baked Mahi Mahi

Packed with contrasting and complimentary flavors, this baked Mahi Mahi recipe is made with various flavorful ingredients like honey, garlic, spices, and bell pepper as well as fruits like orange and mangoes. It produces flaky, perfectly-cooked fish that will tempt everyone to reach for seconds. Pair it with some cooked rice and salsa for a comforting meal.

3. Ginger Honey Glazed Mahi Mahi

Ginger and honey is a combination that elevates the subtle flavors of Mahi Mahi. The marinade and seasonings combine to give Mahi Mahi the most amazing flavor, then amps up its overall appeal with a gorgeous glaze. Fry the filets to your desired doneness, then serve it on its own or with a salad or veggie side to complete the meal.

4. Grilled Mahi Mahi

Do you enjoy a smoky, grilled flavor in your seafood dish? If yes, you must try this recipe! The Mahi Mahi is seasoned with a simple but delicious rub made with herbs, spices, and unsalted butter. It infuses the fish with lovely flavors and produces firm yet well-cooked filets. This dish goes well with everything from pineapple salsa to cilantro lime rice and grilled peaches!

5. Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Cilantro – Ginger Pesto

Ready in just about 30 minutes, this light Mahi Mahi dish is great for a weeknight meal. The fish is grilled with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper and then served over a bed of jasmine rice with a topping of homemade pesto. Garnish it with cilantro sprigs and lemon wedges, and enjoy!

6. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Lime Sauce

What’s better than grilled fish? Grilled fish served with deliciously tangy mango and lime sauce! All you have to do is coat the fish with olive oil on both sides, season it with Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper, and bake until opaque. Drizzle the homemade mango lime butter sauce on top and enjoy delightful flavors in every bite.

7. Hawaiian Style Mahi Mahi

This recipe pairs Mahi Mahi with tamari and juicy mangoes to create the most amazing tropical delicacy. The sauce is made with tamari, honey, gluten-free rice vinegar, garlic, and gluten-free flour. Use it to either marinate the fish before searing it or just spoon it over the cooked filets. Plate it with mango chunks for a bright, refreshing meal.

8. Mahi Mahi in Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

Here’s a restaurant-worthy that you can put together in just 30 minutes! It features an incredibly rich lemon garlic cream sauce to give you a taste of heaven in every bite! Serve tender, juicy Mahi Mahi covered in this creamy sauce with a side of mashed potatoes, rice, or even garlic bread for a satisfying meal.

9. Mahi-Mahi Sandwich

Want something more filling than baked or fried Mahi Mahi? Try this Mahi Mahi sandwich recipe — it takes a grand total of 20 minutes and delivers a filling, delicious meal! You just need to cook the filets and then assemble the sandwich with a sweet bun layered with tartar sauce, followed by the filet, onion and tomato slices, and lettuce leaves. Dig in!

10. Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Avocado Sauce

A medley of vibrant colors, this enticing recipe is going to be your new favorite! Season the Mahi Mahi filets with salt, pepper, lime zest, paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder. Once the filets are cooked, assemble your tacos with warm tortillas and the avocado-cabbage slaw. Finish it off with a dollop of avocado sauce, some jalapenos, or sour cream, and enjoy!

11. Mochiko Mahi Mahi

This planned-ahead dish is just what you need when you’re short on time. You just need to marinate the Mahi Mahi overnight in a marinade made with Aloha Shoyu, cornstarch, egg, garlic, ginger, green onion, mochiko (glutinous rice flour), salt, sesame seeds, and sugar. It’ll infuse the fish with irresistible flavors! Then, just fry the fish until browned on both sides and serve it with your favorite dipping sauce.

12. One Pan Blackened Mahi Mahi and Roasted Vegetables

Pair your Mahi Mahi with some healthy greens for a nutritious and delicious meal. To make, simply coat Mahi Mahi filets with a seasoning of black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and smoked paprika. Cook it on a cast-iron skillet until cooked through. Serve with roasted veggies and a squeeze of lemon to enjoy.

13. Simple Baked Mahi Mahi

Craving something simple without compromising on flavor? This baked Mahi Mahi recipe fits the bill perfectly. Make this easy recipe by coating the fish filets with a creamy butter mixture, then topping them with lemon slices to bake for 12-16 minutes. And voila! Your simple, healthy, and tasty meal is ready! Serve it with your favorite green salad, rice, or crusty bread for a filling meal.

14. Teriyaki Mahi Mahi with Vegetables and Coconut Rice

This gourmet dish has everything you’d want in a seafood dinner, and then some! The Mahi Mahi filets, pineapple slices, and veggies are all marinated in a delicious teriyaki sauce. Grill the fish and pineapple on the griddle, and then saute the veggies and teriyaki sauce until the sauce thickens. Once done, pile them all over coconut rice and serve with a garnish of green onions.

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.