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Skinny Baked Lemon Dill Mahi Mahi


Mahi Mahi is baked with a simple lemon and butter sauce and topped with a lemony dill cream cheese sauce. Serve with a side salad and some steamed veggies for nice light dinner.

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  • FISH:
  • 4 (4-ounce) Mahi Mahi fillets, can use any white fish
  • 1 large lemon, zested
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, or olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons fresh dill
  • Fresh pepper, to taste
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 ounce lite cream cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, or line the cooking sheet with foil. Curl up the edges to keep the butter and seasoning in the foil. This makes for easy clean-up. Place fish fillets on pan.

Pour melted butter or oil and lemon juice over fish. Sprinkle evenly with lemon zest and dill. Add a few turns of the pepper mill, if you like.

Place in oven and back approximately 20 minutes or until fish is white, fully opaque, and flaky.

While fish is baking, put cream cheese, lemon juice, and dill into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 1 minute, stirring at 30 seconds. You may need to do some extra cooking and mixing to make it smooth. Mixture will thicken as it cools.

Place fillets on a plate and garnish with sauce.

This recipe would be great with any white fish or even salmon.

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