Blackened Mahi Mahi

This Cajun flavored blackened mahi mahi is ready in 15-minutes! Serve it with mango salsa or coconut rice for a delicious weeknight meal.


- Mahi Mahi fillets - Olive oil - Unsalted butter - Lime - Smoked paprika - Onion powder - Garlic powder - Dried oregano - Dried thyme - Black pepper - Salt

Oil The Fish

Pat dry fish fillets with paper towels and then lightly coat both sides of the mahi mahi with olive oil, then set aside.


Season the fish fillets

Dredge each piece of fish in the blackening seasoning until you coat both sides. Set the seasoned steaks aside.


Melt butter

Heat a cast-iron skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter to the skillet and cook until entirely melted.


Add the mahi mahi

Gently transfer the seasoned fish to the hot pan, ensuring you don’t overcrowd it. You can cook this recipe in two batches if your fish doesn’t fit.


Cook the fish

Cook the mahi mahi steaks for two minutes. Then, flip them over and cook on the opposite side for another two minutes.


Check for doneness

Your mahi mahi should reach an internal temperature of 130 degrees F. before eating.


Make This Now!

Top it off with your favorite salsa!  Be sure to check out the blog post for ingredient substitutions, helpful tips, and storage instructions.

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