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Garlicky Lemon Mahi-Mahi

The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado and dolphin, it is one of two members of the family Coryphaenidae, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. Mahi-mahi has a firm texture and works well for baking, searing, or grilling. it as a good choice when considering environmental impact. It's also a moderate mercury fish and is a good source of protein. This easy mahi mahi recipe comes together in more or less 30 minutes, just don't forget to remove its gorgeous gold and yellow skin before cooking. You can put side dish of you choice.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 251.4 kcal


  • 3 tbsp. butter divided
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 4-oz. mahi-mahi fillets
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish



This Garlicky Lemon Mahi-Mahi is a great source of vitamins, amino acids, and fish oil, combined with fresh nutrients coming form the vegetables.
This super easy and quick recipe that you and your family will enjoy!