This easy to make blackened Mahi Mahi is delicious, loaded with health benefits, and impressive enough to serve dinner guests!
This delicious blackened Mahi Mahi has become one of our favorite weeknight meals. My kids absolutely love it, and it makes a great meal when we are all trying to eat a healthier diet (as we are right now).
Mahi Mahi is a mild, flavorful fish with firm texture that typically comes in steaks or filets. It is low in calories, high in protein, and loaded with health benefits.
Mahi Mahi. For convenience, I use the Kirkland frozen Mahi Mahi filets from Costco. Each filet is individually wrapped, so I can thaw and cook just what we need at the last minute. The cold water quick thaw (per instructions on package) makes it possible to make this dish start to finish in roughly half an hour.
Blackened seasoning: I love The Fresh Market blackened spice rub (the Mahi in photo is with this rub). Its ingredients are sea salt, garlic, sweet paprika, black pepper, thyme, oregano & cayenne pepper. If you don’t have a Fresh Market, there are certainly other wonderful blackened seasoning blends (especially at specialty stores like Sprouts, Whole Foods, Williams’ Sonoma, Penzey’s, etc…).
Skillet: My favorite cookware for searing or blackening is a cast iron skillet. I use this hefty Lodge 15-inch cast iron skillet. Another favorite skillet that I use constantly is this T-Fal non-stick 5-quart saute pan with glass lid.. I LOVE this skillet and use it almost every day. The glass lid comes in so handy for covering food to ensure it cooks throughout and not just on the outside.
Serving suggestions: I typically serve this Mahi with a roasted vegetable medley as in in the photo. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and onions, tossed in EVOO and sprinled with Herbes de Provence. 450 degree oven until beginning to crisp at the edges. Easy, delicious and healthy!
So the next time you are at Costco, grab a bag of the Mahi Mahi and give this recipe a try. If you do, please let me hear how it turns out for you! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 4 Mahi Mahi filets (freshed or thawed from frozen)
- 4 TB extra virgin olive oil
- 4 TB blackened seasoning (I love The Fresh Market blackened spice rub)
- juice from one fresh lemon
- Brush Mahi Mahi filets with EVOO.
- Completely coat both sides with blackened seasoning.
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in large cast iron skillet until oil is sizzling.
- Place filets in skillet, leaving space between filets for easy turning.
- Cook 4-5 minutes until browned, crisp coating forms on first side.
- Gently turn filets over; cooking until brown & crisp on other side (4-5 minutes).
- Once both sides are browned, turn filets as necessary to completely cook.
- Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice just before removing from skillet.
- Remove filets when fish flakes easily and filets are cooked through.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143 Total Fat: 14g Protein: 5g