Why I love this baked mahi mahi recipe
I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this baked mahi mahi recipe. Between the simplicity and the capers, I just can’t get enough of it.
Capers are one of my favorite ways to add flavor to recipes, and they do a lot of work in this recipe, especially since there’s no butter.
But it’s the recipe as a whole that I love the most. The delicate mahi mahi pairs so well with the acidity of the lemons, the briny capers and the fresh parsley, and it’s just so easy, you won’t believe it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make baked mahi mahi
Ingredients note: If you don’t have mahi mahi, you can make this recipe with any white fish you have on hand. The cooking time will vary based of the fish you choose, but the results will be the same.
How to cook mahi mahi with parsley sauce
Make the sauce. In a small bowl or container, stir the lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, capers, garlic and ingredients together.
Bake the fish. Season the mahi mahi with salt & pepper and place it in a baking dish. Bake in a 400˚F oven for 10 – 15 minutes.
Garnish and serve. Remove the fish from the oven and top it with the rest of the sauce before serving.
Tips for cooking fish from frozen
Other than my Mississippi pot roast recipe, fish is the only protein that I ever cook from frozen.
To cook frozen mahi mahi straight from the freezer, remove it from the packaging, and blot it as dry as you can with paper towels before seasoning. Then add an extra 5 minutes to the recipe’s cook time.
FAQS and tips for making the best mahi mahi
Mahi mahi needs to cook to an internal temperature of 137˚F. That’s less than a medium-rare temperature for steaks, so you definitely don’t need to cook it long.
Mahi mahi doesn’t take a long time to cook. When fish is cooked, it will easily flake with a fork. You can also use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature.
It’s ok for mahi mahi to be slightly pink in the middle after cooking. It’s best served medium/medium-rare, so it doesn’t have to be completely cooked through. The color will depend on the fish you buy, ranging from pink to beige, so the cooked color will vary as well.
This recipe would be great with:
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- 4 mahi mahi fillets, about 1 – 1 1/2 pounds
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon capers + 1 teaspoon brine
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Season mahi mahi with salt & pepper. Place in a baking dish.
- Stir the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl. Spoon about 1/2 the sauce onto the mahi mahi and reserve the rest for later.
- Bake the mahi mahi for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Remove from oven and top with remaining sauce before serving.
- Category: Mains
- Method: Roasting
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 1 fillet
- Calories: 242
- Sugar: 0.4 g
- Sodium: 937 mg
- Fat: 11.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 31.7 g
- Cholesterol: 124.1 mg
Keywords: dairy free, gluten free, easy, healthy, fish, mahi mahi, seafood
Published: August 5, 2020. Updated: November 15, 2021.
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