How to Bake Mahi Mahi

The word “mahi” in the Hawaiian language means strong. The fish called Mahi Mahi is also known as the dolphin fish. It is a colorful fish, normally in a blue to green hue mixed with gold color. Mahi Mahi range in weight from 2 to 50 pounds and the fish live in warm tropical and subtropical waters. Fresh Mahi Mahi are sold in fillets or steaks that are dark and firm. When cooked, Mahi Mahi are flaky, opaque and sweet. Baking Mahi Mahi is an effective way to preserve its texture, flavor and health benefits.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic,crushed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • Large Ziplock bag
  • 1 pound Mahi Mahi fillets
  • Baking dish
  • Aluminum foil

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Step 1

Wash the Mahi Mahi fillets and pat dry with paper towels

Step 2

Mix the olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, onion and black pepper in a large Ziplock bag. This will be your marinade

Step 3

Place the washed and dried Mahi Mahi fillets in the Ziplock bag and zip it. Make sure all the fillets are covered with marinade.

Step 4

Place the Ziplock bag with its contents in the refrigerator and let it marinate for two to four hours.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take the fillets out of the bag and place in a baking dish. Pour the remaining marinade over the fish fillets.

Step 6

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until opaque and flaky.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a complete healthy meal, serve the baked Mahi Mahi with sauteed green beans and a baked potato.
  • If the fillets you are baking still have their skin on, place them skin-side down on a sheet of aluminum foil in the baking dish. When baked, insert a spatula between the fillet and the skin thus removing the fillet while the skin remains stuck to the aluminum foil.
  • Overcooking the fish will cause it to dry.

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