Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe with Lemon and Capers
|Mahi Mahi is a perfect fish to cook on the grill, because it’s firm and doesn’t dry out.|
Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice. Chop up the capers a little and then whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon, chopped capers, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, and black pepper.
Put the thawed fish pieces in a small Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Let fish marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours. (Don’t leave it much longer than that or the lemon juice will start to “cook” the fish.
Sorry I didn’t get better photos of the fish on the grill! Remove fish from the marinade and grill about 10 minutes per inch of thickness. I cooked these pieces about 9 minutes total.
Mahi Mahi filets, one per person
oil for oiling grill grates
lemon pieces for serving fish (optional)
1 tsp. lemon zest (or more, I zested the whole lemon)
3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 T capers, chopped (or more if you really like capers)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Total cooking time will be about 10 minutes per inch of thickness of the fish, depending on how hot your grill is. Fish is done when it feels firm, but not hard, to the touch. Serve hot, with additional lemons to squeeze over if desired.
South Beach Suggestions:
Grilled fish like this is not only delicious, it’s perfect for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any type of low-glycemic eating plan. For phase one, serve with something like Marinated Tomato Salad with Parsley and Marjoram Dressing and World’s Easiest Grilled Vegetables. For phase two or three you could substitute Basil and Parmesan Rice with Pine Nuts for one of those dishes.
Ten More Tasty Ideas for Cooking Mahi Mahi:
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Soy-Grilled Mahi Mahi with Korean Dipping Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Mahi Mahi with Kalyn’s Lake Powell Fish Marinade from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Red Fish Stew from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Spicy Tuna from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Outrageously Delicious Mahi Mahi from What We’re Eating
Dorado or Mahi Mahi with Cilantro from Hunter Gardener Angler Cook
Barbecued Mahi Mahi with Yellow Pepper Cilantro Pesto from Ezra Pound Cake
Steamed Mahi Mahi with Stir-Fried Vegetables from Andrea Meyers
Crispy Mahi Mahi with Mango-Cucumber Relish from Poor Girl Eats Well
(Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)