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How to Grill a Mahi Mahi Fillet

author image Diane Watkins
Diane Watkins has been writing since 1984, with experience in newspaper, newsletter and Web content. She writes two electronic newsletters and has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Clemson University. She has taken graduate courses in biochemistry and education.
How to Grill a Mahi Mahi Fillet
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Mahi mahi, sometimes known as dolphin or Dorado, is a firm fish sold in fillets or steaks. Mildly flavored on its own, it quickly soaks up the flavors from marinades, salsas and sauces. Mahi mahi is a low-calorie, low-fat, high-protein fish and a healthy choice for grilling indoors or outdoors.

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Seasoning Mahi Mahi

Step 1

Season mahi mahi simply with salt, pepper and garlic for serving with a pan sauce or salsa, or cover mahi mahi with marinade and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Drain the marinade and season the fish with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Spray the grill rack with oil to prevent sticking.

Grilling Mahi Mahi Over Charcoal or Gas

Step 1

Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Grill mahi mahi for 5 to 6 minutes per side, basting with extra marinade when you flip it. Use a spatula to support the fish fillet for turning.

Step 3

Watch the mahi mahi for signs of doneness. Mahi mahi is done when it turns opaque and flakes easily in the center with a fork.

Grilling Mahi Mahi Indoors

Step 1

Preheat an electric grill to high or heat a grill pan on the stove-top over medium-high heat. The grill is hot enough when a drop of water sizzles and dances across the surface.

Step 2

Grill mahi mahi for 5 to 10 minutes per side on an electric grill. Turn when the edges turn opaque and appear flaky. Support the fish with a spatula while turning.

Step 3

Grill until the mahi mahi flakes easily when poked in the center with a fork.

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