Mahi-mahi is a firm-fleshed, mild-tasting fish. We genuinely enjoy mahi-mahi when it is fresh. I did not want to fire up the grill, so in this instance I decided to cook the mahi-mahi in the oven. It turned out fantastic! The fish was moist and perfectly cooked.
No special culinary equipment is needed to prepare this wonderful seafood dish.
2 six-ounce pieces of fresh Mahi-mahi
1 ½ teaspoons of lemon pepper
2 slices of Compound Butter with Lemon, Garlic, and Chives (per piece of mahi-mahi), and that recipe can be easily accessed by clicking on that recipe title
1 ½ tablespoon of lemon juice
½ tablespoon chives, chopped
The thickness of the mahi-mahi varies significantly, so the cooking times will vary in this recipe depending on the thickness of the mahi-mahi. The mahi-mahi that we used in this preparation (included in the photos) was about 2 inches thick, which is a beautiful thick piece of mahi-mahi.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle the lemon pepper on top of the mahi-mahi. Once the oven is hot, place the mahi-mahi into the oven. Cook for about 15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your mahi-mahi, the cooking time may vary, so continue to check it. The internal temperature of the fish should be about 140 degrees F, or higher. Also, it should be opaque inside. Be careful not to overcook the mahi-mahi. Once it is done to the correct temperature, remove the mahi-mahi from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Put the mahi-mahi in the broiler for a few minutes to put a bit of color on the top of the mahi-mahi. Once the mahi-mahi has some nice color, remove it from the broiler, and put it onto a serving plate. Top the mahi-mahi with a few slices of the compound butter and sprinkle it with the lemon juice and chives.
We enjoy this recipe with Rice in an American Style / Riso Americano, among many other recipes, as well as with Green Beans with Pancetta and Compound Butter with Blue Cheese, Garlic and Chives, and you can access both of these recipes by just clicking on the recipe titles.