Garlic-Lemon Mahi Filets Recipe -
Garlic-Lemon Mahi Filets Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Garlic-Lemon Mahi Filets

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"This is a quick prep and great tasting way to fix mahi mahi. I added sides of fresh salad and artichoke to complete the meal. It's perfect for dinner time!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Stir the white Zinfandel wine, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Place the mahi mahi fillets in the bowl and turn to coat with the wine mixture; allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the fillets from the marinade, shaking off any excess moisture from the fish. Discard the marinade.
  5. Grill the fillets on the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 09, 2013

I cut the recipe in half and cooked it in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. I didn't marinate it, I just threw all the ingredients in the casserole dish (I lessened the wine a little for this reason). Next time I will add tomatoes and green onions. This is a great base recipe and it's easy to throw together with ingredients you have on hand. It can be used on any fish, not just Mahi Mahi, even shrimp. I also did not find it bland as other people did. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2014

This was not good. It was very bland and only tasted like lemon.

Jul 28, 2012

Great marinade for mahi-mahi. I used chardonnay and it worked just fine. For the "not enough flavor" comment, you want a subtle marinade for a lighter fish like mahi-mahi. Most fish marinades beat you over the head with the flavors, whereas this one delicately compliments the fish nicely. A nice caper butter can help for those needing more kick.

Mar 16, 2012

This was a GREAT marinade for the Mahi Mahi. It only took a few minutes to put together and even my VERY picky 4 and 2 yr. olds liked it. This will be a staple recipe for us now.

Jun 02, 2012

Great flavors! Super quick and easy. Thank you

May 26, 2013

Extremely flavorful!! My first time cooking Mahi Mahi and it will not be my last. This had to be the best gourmet dish I have ever made. My 24 year old daughter said how she could taste the garlic and it was not overpowering. I did cook the fish in a skillet with olive oil and the fish had an awesome caramelization on both sides. I served it with fresh green beans that were boiled for about 5 minutes. 4 tbsp. butter in skillet and saute pecans. Add green beans and 4 tsp. zest of lemon and some fresh italian parsley. It was awesome!! You will definitely not be disappointed with this recipe and it doesn't take a lot of time either. Bon Appetit.

Jun 26, 2012

Perfect! A nice simple way to cook a fish that doesn't need a thousand ingredients! Delicious!

Jul 12, 2014

VERY quick, easy, and delicious! I cooked this in a pan, on medium heat, with two tablespoons of sesame oil. (I kept all other ingredients the same.) The fish caramelized beautifully on both sides and the flavor was fantastic. Only substitution I recommend: FRESH-ground black pepper (12 turns directly into the marinade from a pepper mill). I will be making this again and again -- one of the best fish dishes I've ever had.


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  • Calories
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 166 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 42.3 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 785 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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