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Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil-Butter


This is a marvelous way to prepare mahi mahi. From the Food Network.

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  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) mahi mahi fillets


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Zesty Basil Butter:
Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the fish for 3 minutes; then turn and cook until just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to individual plates.

Spoon the warm basil butter over the fish and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Deen Brothers (TIE Deen Bros, pg. 58)


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