Grilled Mahi Mahi with Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe -
Grilled Mahi Mahi with Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Lemon Caper Sauce

Recipe by  

"Capers, lemon, and lime bring their bright flavors to these grilled mahi mahi fillets."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 fillets Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place fish in a shallow dish and rub with olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper. Cover and leave at room temperature 2 hours.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high. Grill fish 4 minutes on each side. Combine mayonnaise, capers and lemon juice. Serve fish on bed of mixed greens and top with mayonnaise mixture.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 14, 2013

This deserves MORE stars than just the five! We loved this. Of course, you have to take into consideration the quality of the fish that you get, and we got ours at a high quality restaurant where they have a fresh fish market. This was so good that I want to go back tomorrow to repeat this dinner! I followed the recipe exactly (even using the brand of capers from the recipe submitter!) including the timing of the bbq'ing. We could seriously eat this at least once a week! Thanks so much!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2014

I tried this and my family was extremley disapointed. The sauce was very bland, did not have much flavor, I even added some dill to the sauce I think it needs alot more capers. I grilled my fish and it was tasty I used Ahi Tuna instead as I like the flavor better.


10 Ratings

Feb 12, 2014

Chilled the mayo/caper mix prior to putting it on the fish, stayed nice & firm. Added a little Old Bay to the marinade. Great recipe! Made my wife's the exact same way but substituted the Mahi Mahi with chicken breast.

Mar 11, 2014

I added garlic to the mix and topped it with Parmesan & panko then baked. It was great!

Dec 05, 2014

The marinated fish was *excellent*. I just marinated the fish and oven baked it at 350 for about 20-25 minutes in a glass casserole (I did not wrap it in foil). Mom and kids liked the sauce, I was OK with it. I used cod.

Feb 19, 2015

I added extra lime juice to the marinade as well as some old bay seasoning. Also included scallions in the mayo sauce along with seasoning salt. Served this with steamed bok choy

Oct 27, 2014

This sauce made our Mahi Mahi so flavorful.

Nov 17, 2013

Absolutely fantastic and easy to follow recipe. I used flash frozen mahi mahi from Costco an did not use the Blackwell brand capers. I added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper along with the salt and pepper. I could not have enjoyed this dish any more and it was a hit with everyone else too.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 35.1 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 33.3 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1128 mg
  • 45%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Spicy Mango Sauce

See how to make a quick Thai-influenced fish dish on the grill.

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Grape and Caper Salsa

See how to make grilled tuna with a fresh-tasting, sweet-and-tangy salsa.

Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Aioli

See how to make incredibly quick-and-easy, very flavorful grilled shrimp.

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States