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.
What is the best Mahi Mahi for blackening?
For convenience, I often use wild caught 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. Fresh filets are also good but can only be stored in the fridge for a day or two.
What is the best blackened seasoning for Mahi Mahi?
My favorite blackened seasoning is an easy homemade recipe (below). It makes enough to store in a jar and use as needed for chicken or fish.
One of my store bought faves is The Fresh Market blackened spice rub. It tastes great on chicken and fish and is an easy grab and go seasoning if you don’t want to make your own.
Mix all spices together until blended. Store in a jar or container to use as needed.
Mix all spices together until blended.
Store in a jar or container to use as needed.
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Serving suggestions: For guests, I often serve the Mahi filets over wild rice (as pictured) with vegetables or salad on the side. When I cook these during the week for my family, I serve rice on the side (for my teenager), and Zane and I eat roasted vegetables and/or a salad on the side. We try to follow a low carb lifestyle, which I discuss in this post on my Faster Way to Fat Loss experiment.
Everyone who has tried this loves it, and it could not be easier to make. I highly recommend it as a healthy, delicious and company worthy meal. If you make it, please leave comments and let me know how it turns out. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143 Total Fat: 14g Protein: 5g