Mahi Mahi is a versatile fish known for its firm, meaty texture and mild, slightly sweet flavor. Pan-frying is one of the quickest and easiest methods to bring out the best in this fish, and the result pairs well with roasted vegetables, rice, or a fresh side salad.
In this simple yet flavorful recipe inspired by @cookingwithnabela, we’re bringing in the zesty lemon pepper essence of our Bowtie Seasoning Blend for a savory fish entrée, Vegas style. When fried to perfection, this delicious fish has a crispy exterior and tender, moist center sure to please your taste buds.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this tasty catch for yourself:
- 2 Mahi Mahi fillets (6-8 oz. each)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Bowtie Seasoning, to taste
- Pinch of Sergio's Seasoning
- Lemon wedges for garnish
- Rinse the fillets and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Season both sides of each fillet with Bowtie Seasoning.
- In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, and a pinch of Sergio’s Seasoning.
- Rub mixture evenly onto both sides of the fillets.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the fillets to the pan, skin-side down.
- Cook the fillets for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until the skin is crispy and golden brown and the flesh is cooked through with an internal temperature of about 145°F.
- Once the fillets are cooked, remove them from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Garnish with lemon wedges, which can be squeezed over the fish for added flavor. This fish also pairs well with this Lemon Pepper Garlic Aoli.