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Mahi Mahi with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe

There are many ways to make a delicious seafood main course, and we believe that the more creative, the better. This Mahi Mahi recipe is a great example of a delicious meal that doesn’t need to be overly complicated or time-consuming.

Mahi Mahi with Cilantro-Lime Butter

In this recipe, you’ll be preparing your fish with simple, delicious ingredients, coating it with a homemade butter sauce, and cooking. For a dish this yummy, it’s unbelievable that it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish!

This is a great dish to throw together on busier weeknights or when you are spending more time preparing a complicated side dish. It’s also pescatarian-friendly, making this a great option for Paleo diners who don’t eat most meats.

In this dish, you’ll be using ghee, an ingredient that may not be that easy to acquire. This clarified butter doesn’t contain dairy and is typically found in specialty grocery stores or local Indian food suppliers. Since ghee is such a great ingredient for those avoiding dairy, try making a large batch yourself and storing this for future use!

The simplicity of this Mahi Mahi recipe makes it perfect for matching with a more complex salad or side dish. If you have the time, consider serving this main course alongside one of these options.

To complement the flavors of the Mahi Mahi, we like the idea of serving this with a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. Or, try making a batch of these Oven-Baked Zucchini Fritters for a less formal meal.

Mahi Mahi with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Cilantro-Lime Butter

Mahi Mahi with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the butter.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. Brush the Mahi Mahi filets with olive oil and season with the chili powder mixture.
  4. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Sear the fish filets for 4 to 5 minutes per side or to the desired doneness.
  6. Pour the cilantro-lime butter over the Mahi Mahi filets.
  7. Serve the fish with fresh lime wedges and garnish with cilantro to taste.
Mahi Mahi with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe
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Mahi Mahi with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe

Looking for a simple and quick main course? This Mahi Mahi recipe will surprise you with how easy it is to prepare.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, cilantro, lime, mahi mahi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 333kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 4 Mahi Mahi filets
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro minced

Instructions

  • Whisk together the ingredients for the butter.
  • In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder.
    1 tbsp. chili powder, 1/2 tbsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Brush the Mahi Mahi filets with olive oil and season with the chili powder mixture.
    4 Mahi Mahi filets, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    Coconut oil
  • Sear the fish filets for 4 to 5 minutes per side or to the desired doneness.
  • Pour the cilantro-lime butter over the Mahi Mahi filets.
    1/4 cup melted ghee, 1 garlic clove, Juice from 1 lime, 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • Serve the fish with fresh lime wedges and garnish with cilantro to taste.
    Lime wedges, Fresh cilantro

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2821IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg