Grilled Mahi Mahi, with its tantalizing flavors and textures, is a true treat for seafood lovers. Mahi Mahi, often referred to as dorado or dolphinfish, isn’t just another fish in the sea. It’s a vibrant, fast-moving creature, sporting dazzling colors of gold, blue, and green. Found in warm waters worldwide, this fish is not only a sight to behold but also a culinary delight. Its flesh is lean yet moist, with a slightly sweet taste and firm texture that holds up beautifully to grilling.


 Grilled Mahi Mahi with Lemon Herb Marinade




– 4 Mahi Mahi fillets (about 6 ounces each)

– 3 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

– 2 garlic cloves, minced

– 1 teaspoon dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon dried basil

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– Lemon wedges for garnish


Let’s Get Cooking!


  •  Marinate the Mahi Mahi: In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. This marinade is a symphony of flavors! Lay the Mahi Mahi fillets in a shallow dish and lovingly coat them with the marinade. Remember, love is the secret ingredient! Cover and chill in the refrigerator. Give them a good 30 minutes to soak up the flavors, but not more than 2 hours – we don’t want them to lose their spirit.


  •  Fire Up the Grill: Get your grill going at medium-high heat. Aim for the sweet spot of around 375°F (190°C). If you’re a charcoal enthusiast, ensure those coals are glowing evenly.


  • Grill Prep: A quick brush of oil on the grill grate will make sure your Mahi Mahi doesn’t stick and break your heart.


  • Grill the Star of the Show: Lift the Mahi Mahi from the marinade and lay them on the hot grill. We’re looking for a cook time of about 4-5 minutes on each side. You want those gorgeous grill marks on the outside and a moist, flaky texture inside.


  • Is It Done Yet?: Peek inside with a fork; the fish should flake easily but still have a bit of bounce to it.
  • Rest and Serve: Once off the grill, let the fillets have a short rest. Serve them with lemon wedges for an extra zing.


 Perfect Pairings


– Grilled Veggies: Why not throw some veggies on the grill? They make great companions to Mahi Mahi.

– A Crisp Salad: A salad with a light dressing can add a fresh crunch to your meal.

– Rice or Quinoa: These grains are like a fluffy cloud for your Mahi Mahi to rest on.


Chef’s Tips


– Timing is Key: Marinate just right – too long and the fish gets mushy.

– Thickness Matters: Adjust grilling time for thicker fillets.

– Skin Decisions: Grill with or without the skin – it’s your call.


There you have it! A delightful grilled Mahi Mahi dish that’s bound to impress. Don’t forget to share your culinary adventure with #howlermag #howlermagazine. Happy grilling!

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