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Grilled Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi

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This easy and healthy Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi is made with just five ingredients and is packed with flavor.

When it comes to fish and seafood, I live in a deeply divided house. I absolutely love it, like seriously love it. After growing up in a New England home where we ate fish and seafood all the time, its one of my favorite things. There are even stories of me fighting my father for the last sardine when I was three years old. Then there is my husband. Just the smell of fish makes his stomach turn. And after trying countless times to bring him to my side, I still can't even get him to take the smallest bite.

Unfortunately this has led to me cooking and eating seafood much less often than I would like since I usually shy away from preparing two dinners. However lately I have been cooking tons of food on the grill, which is actually the perfect vehicle for preparing two meals without too much clean up. A piece of steak or chicken for him and a piece of fish for me. I don't know why it took me so long to realize this, but I am so happy have more fish in my life.

And since I am eating more fish, I have been reaching out beyond my normal choices and experimenting with cooking different types of fish at home, like this mahi mahi. Mahi mahi is a firm white fish that has a bit of a stronger flavor than a traditional white fish. It's meaty and takes on flavors and marinades really well. For this preparation, I wanted to taste the fish, so I quickly marinated it in lemon, butter, garlic, thyme, and lots of black for pepper for a simple, flavor packed dish. It's easy, healthy, and in case you live in a house divided like me, also works great for chicken.

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  • 1.33 lbs. mahi mahi
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted (or ghee or olive oil)
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (more to taste)
  • Salt to taste

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185
Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 134mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 28g


  1. Mix together the lemon juice, melted butter, garlic, and thyme. Pour over the fish and season with salt and pepper. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. When ready to cook, grill or broil for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through and flaky.
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