This recipe for grilled mahi-mahi with fresh mango salsa is a great dish for a week night dinner or a special gathering with friends. The spicy fresh mango salsa is sweet, zesty and perfect with this firm-flesh grilled mahi-mahi.
Don is breaking open a new bag of charcoal and firing up the barbecue so we can have Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa for dinner tonight. Mahi-Mahi is the Hawaiian name for a large fish that is found in the Pacific ocean tropical waters. It is also called a dolphin fish but not the same sort of dolphin as “Flipper” which is a mammal.
We ate a lot of this fish while living in the Philippines where it is called dorado. The flesh of the mahi-mahi is firm, somewhat like swordfish or tuna and can be prepared the same way.
This is one of our favorite ways to prepare mahi-mahi. We gave it a short soak in a marinade of lime juice, garlic and cilantro then simply grilled it over charcoal.
While the mahi-mahi was soaking we started the charcoal and chopped up all the ingredients for some fresh mango salsa. Fragrant basmati rice was all that was needed to complete our easy, peasy dinner.
We recently posted our recipe for fresh mango salsa which is not too sweet and has a little kick from the chilies. The sweet-tart-spicy salsa compliments the grilled mahi-mahi perfectly. This is a fast and easy dinner but the flavors are big and will have people fooled into thinking you have been slaving on the meal all day. If the weather isn’t right to grill outside then grab an indoor grill pan and cook the mahi-mahi inside. This is a meal you will want to have all year long so don’t let the weather stop you.
How To Make Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa
Yield 2 servings
This recipe for grilled mahi-mahi with fresh mango salsa is a great dish for a week night dinner or a special gathering with friends. The spicy fresh mango salsa is sweet and zesty, perfect with this firm-flesh grilled mahi-mahi.
- 2-garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2-3 limes, freshly squeezed
- 2-6-ounce fillets of mahi-mahi, fresh or frozen
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup fresh mango salsa
- Whisk together the garlic, olive oil, cilantro and lime juice in a shallow dish and add the mahi-mahi fillets. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 15 to 20 minutes. (Alternatively you can add the marinade and fish fillets to a re-sealable plastic bag to marinate)
- While the fish is marinating, prepare the barbecue with charcoal and lightly oil the grill. Place the fillets on the grill over a medium-hot bed of charcoal, season the fish with salt and pepper and grill five minutes on one side, carefully flip them over and grill for an additional four minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Served topped with ½ cup fresh mango salsa.
The mango salsa is not included in the nutrition count
Serving Size 1 Fillet
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.5 g
Sodium 165 mg
Total Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 2.75 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 33 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.