This Ginger Glazed Baked Mahi Mahi recipe is easy, healthy, and tasty. Serve this Mahi Mahi with cooked rice and broccoli to have a fantastic complete meal!
This super easy fish dish has a bit of Asian flair to it. Orange adds a citrus zing to the darker flavors of soy sauce and the spice o the ginger. It’s a classic combination. The glaze couldn’t possibly get any easier. Just mix it together in a bowl and pour it over the fish. Now that’s my kind of dinner!
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What is the flavor of mahi mahi?
I love the flavor of mahi mahi! It is very lean and has a sweeter flavor than most other fish. It has a fairly firm texture that breaks into very nice moist large flakes. However if you cant find any mahi mahi at your local store any firm white fish will work like cod, halibut, bass, grouper, and snapper for this recipe. With that many options, there’s sure to be something in your area. The same directions and cooking times should apply. Just be aware that cooking time on fish depends on how thick it is so keep an eye on it! Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
How Do I tell if mahi mahi is fresh or old?
Make sure you to take the time to pick out a fresh steak of mahi mahi as the difference in taste between old is new is quite significant in my opinion. To find out if the mahi mahi steak you are looking at is fresh take a look at the meat and bloodlines. A fresh steak should have a consistent pinkish flesh that is slightly translucent. It should also have visible bright red bloodlines. If the fish has brown or has darker markings or dull and or brownish bloodlines that is a sign that it is not fresh. Another great way to tell the freshness of the fish is the smell. If it smells like the sea you know you are dealing with a fresher fish. Now it smells like fish you will know it is an older piece.
Can I cook mahi mahi with the skin on?
If you bought a fillet of mahi mahi and it still has the skin on no worries here as some easy instructions on how to remove the skin. First get a long and flexible sharp knife. start at the tail end and make a small cut at the tail end. Use that cut to get your knife in and position the knife almost horizontally to the fish skin and fillet. Then slowly move your knife along the bottom of the fillet while also pulling the fish skin. Once you’re a little bit into the cut, you can check to see if your cutting too close or far away from the skin and make adjustments as needed. Once the fish skin is off do not forget to remove the bones!
Is mahi mahi healthy?
Yes, mahi mahi can be part of a healthy diet. Like many other fish mahai mahi can be a great source of vitamins and nutrients. It has a great amount of protein plus has b vitamins, iron, and has some omega 3’s in it. It can be the perfect meal for someone looking for healthy protein. It should be noted though that if you are looking for omega 3’s that halibut, cod, or snapper would be better used in this recipe. As always though make sure you know where the fish came from and be aware of the amount of mercury it could contain and don’t overeat it.
How do you fry mahi mahi?
While I personally prefer to bake my mahi mahi, you can fry it. Just like the baking directions make sure that the skin and bones are removed. Then to fry it, first heat up some olive oil in a nonstick skillet and season the fish to taste with salt, pepper, and oil. Once the skillet is hot, place the fish in the skillet. Cook it for 3 minutes on the first side or until opaque. Then flip it over and give it another 3 to 4 minutes or until the fish reaches an internal temperature of 145 °F. Once the fish is fully cooked it should flak easily.
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This recipe is great served up with some rice and broccoli. There’s enough of the glaze left in the pan to season your rice. I love making fish for dinner. It’s so easy. It’s light. And it’s pretty good for you too. It helps that my kids are huge fans of fish.
Ginger Glazed Baked Mahi Mahi Recipe
Ginger Glazed Baked Mahi Mahi
- 4 mahi mahi filets
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Season fish filets with salt and pepper. Place into a shallow baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, ginger, and brown sugar.
- Pour over mahi mahi. Cover, and let marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place baking dish in oven and bake fish for 13-15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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