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How to Grill Mahi Mahi With Planks

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Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.
How to Grill Mahi Mahi With Planks
Always start with thawed mahi-mahi. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Mahi-mahi is a saltwater fish averaging 15 to 30 pounds; its name translates as "very strong" in Hawaiian. Mahi-mahi's meat is thicker and more substantial than many other fish and has a mild salty flavor. Grilling mahi-mahi on a wood plank infuses it with a rich, smoky flavor. Cedar or other types of wood are available from grocers and butchers for plank grilling. You will need approximately 25 minutes to grill mahi-mahi with planks. However, allow for two hours of soak time prior to grilling.

Step 1

Place the wood plank into a large bowl and set the paperweight in the center. Pour cool water over the top of the board, submerging it, and leave it to soak for two hours.

Step 2

Preheat a grill to medium low and place the plank over the flames. Arrange the mahi-mahi fillets on the plank and drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil or melted butter over the top.

Step 3

Apply a sprinkling of your favorite mahi-mahi seasoning, or distribute the garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly over the fillets.

Step 4

Leave the mahi-mahi to cook for 10 minutes. Flip the fillets and allow them to cook for an additional 10 minutes or until they flake easily with a fork.

Serve the mahi-mahi while hot.

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