Best grilled mahi mahi recipe

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Summer is the season to try fresh dinner ideas like grilled mahi mahi. Burgers and steaks are the most traditional barbecue recipe, but fish is easier! Light, flaky, yet firm, the mahi is easy to season and grill. Top it with mango chutney and serve it with rice and a great salad for an easy meal.

Is Mahi Mahi easy to grill?

Surprisingly so! Although its flavor is pleasant and light, mahi mahi is stronger than most unflavored white fish. As long as the grill grates are clean and the fish is covered with cooking spray, sticking shouldn’t be a problem. Just keep the grill nice and hot, and turn the fish just one over to reduce the chance of it breaking. After all, it’s a firm filet, but it’s not a steak!

Do you remove the skin from Mahi Mahi?

Mahi mahi is often sold skinless, but if the skin of your fillet is intact, there is no need to remove it because you are grilling. Just start grilling the fish skin side down. If you’re not a fan of eating the peel, it’s easiest to pull it away from the meat once the fillets are cooked.

Is what is grilled healthy?

This fish is known for its “lean” protein, which means it doesn’t contain a lot of fat, which is good for heart health. Additionally, grilling is a healthy method of cooking that uses little oil or butter, and instead relies on the hot, fast heat of a fire to cook the fish quickly and add smoky flavor.

Do I need a grill basket to grill fish?

The grill basket can be a useful tool for cooking delicate, flaky fish like grouper or flounder, but since the mahi mahi has heart meat, this grilling accessory is not necessary.

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mahi mahi slices (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 tsp.

chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish

1/2 tsp.

ground black pepper

Melted butter, for serving

Lemon wedges for serving

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  1. Heat the grill over medium-high heat (400 to 450┬░C).
  2. Grease the fish on both sides with olive oil. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, thyme, paprika, pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly on both sides of the fish. Spray the fish with cooking spray.
  3. Place the fish on hot grill grates. Grill, uncovered and undisturbed, until grill marks form and fish free from grates easily, 4 to 6 minutes. Flip the fish and grill until the fish is cooked through, an additional 3 minutes.
  4. To serve, brush the fish with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves if desired. Served with lemon slices.

This simple blend of seasoning works well with any type of fish – try this recipe with snapper, grouper, or even salmon!

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