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Lime-Marinated Mahi Mahi


By: ErikaTC

"You can substitute a lighter olive oil for the extra-virgin olive oil. Serve over rice."

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  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 (4 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • 2 twists lime zest (optional)


Servings 2
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

2. Whisk the extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, lime juice, and grated lime zest together in a bowl to make the marinade.

3. Place the mahi mahi fillets in the marinade and turn to coat; allow to marinate at least 15 minutes.

4. Cook on the preheated grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

5. Garnish with the twists of lime zest to serve.

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