May 17
2010

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango, Red Pepper & Lime Salsa Recipe

Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe with Mango, Red Pepper & Lime Salsa

A bounce house, an epic squirt gun fight, and a Star Wars cake. That could only mean one thing – a six year old boy’s birthday party, quickly followed by a big glass of wine for Mummy once the last kid left with goodies and balloon in hand. Despite the prospect of party pandemonium, the kids had a ball and were very well-behaved. Well, with the exception of the boy who continually demanded a fourth piece of cake and became rather annoyed when we were just as persistent with telling him, “No.” I have decided to take his penchant for my cake as a compliment.

For his birthday dinner, my son requested his favorite soup – Campbell’s Chicken Tortilla. Yes, canned soup. At least he doesn’t feel the need to stroke my ego by requesting any of the meals from my repertoire. He owes me extra hugs for that. My husband and I, still remembering our last encounter with grilled mahi mahi (Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Pepper & Cilantro Pesto) indulged in a decidedly more adult meal. After searing the mahi mahi on the grill, we topped it with a sweet and spicy salsa made of juicy mango, fresh lime juice, and jalapeno peppers. The fish, grilled just until cooked was moist and tender, and the salsa was a healthy and savory topping.

Mango Salsa:
Cut 2 mangoes into 3/4-inch pieces and place in a medium bowl.


Add 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, 1/2 cup red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces, and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


Stir gently, cover, and set aside.


Mahi Mahi:
Preheat grill to high heat.

Rub four 6-ounce mahi mahi fillets with 1 teaspoon olive oil each. Season each fillet with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.


Lay the fillets top-side down on the grill. Cook until a crust forms, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not try to move the fish too soon or the crust will tear. Flip each fillet and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the fish is barely cooked through.

Place one mahi mahi fillet on each plate and divide the mango salsa evenly. Serve immediately.


Other mahi mahi recipes:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Pepper & Cilantro Pesto
Ezra Pound Cake’s Barbecued Mahi Mahi
Gluten Free Mommy’s Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice
The Art & Science of Food’s Seared Mahi Mahi with Spicy Pomelo & Orange Salsa

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango, Red Pepper & Lime Salsa

Salsa:
2 ripe mangoes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 tsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1/2 cup red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste

Mahi Mahi:
4 6-oz. fillets mahi mahi
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Salsa:
Put mango pieces into a medium bowl. Add lime juice, jalapeno pepper, red bell pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently, cover, and set aside.

Mahi Mahi:
Preheat grill to high heat.

Rub mahi mahi fillets with 1 teaspoon olive oil each. Season each fillet with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Lay the fillets top-side down on the grill. Cook until a crust forms, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not try to move the fish too soon or the crust will tear. Flip each fillet and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the fish is barely cooked through.

Place one mahi mahi fillet on each plate and divide the mango salsa evenly. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn May 17, 2010 at 7:23 am

Aww…Happy birthday to your son.

Delicoius mahi mahi. It definitely goes well with the mango salsa.

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2 Koek! May 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

I LOVE mango salsa – this looks gorgeous…
Robyn

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3 Maggy@ThreeManyCooks May 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Would love this for dinner tonight – looks delicious! Love the salsa. Glad you survived the party :)

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4 roxan May 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Yum, grilled mahi mahi! I have a mango at home, thanks for the recipe. I love that you only seasoned the fish with salt and pepper. I've found that I like seasoning my meats with salt and pepper only… I rarely use marinades anymore. they cover up the flavor!

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5 Maria May 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Love the bright colors of your salsa! Fabulous!

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6 Jenny May 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

oooo, this looks awesome Dara!! Love cooking with Mango!

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7 SLCFoodie May 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

What a fun Spring Meal. Where do you get your Mahi Mahi in SLC?

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8 Tracy May 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I love the looks of that salsa! And, I'm always looking for more fish recipes. Thanks!

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9 Michelle May 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Such a pretty dish and the lime salsa sounds so refreshing!

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10 Drick May 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm

now this sounds like something I would make – the salsa sounds refreshing and I like the simple grill mahi, so clean …a great pairing

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11 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) May 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Mahi mahi isn't easy to come by here in cod country, but I think cod or halibut would be great substitutes in this dish. I love the perfect little bed of couscous, too.

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12 marla {family fresh cooking} May 18, 2010 at 1:22 am

I would have sat with you guys at the party and indulged in this Mahi Mahi!! I love mango salsa and a great cut of fish. Happy b'day to your son. xo

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13 Alanna @ Kitchen Parade May 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Who else has noticed how, come spring, even our food becomes colorful? These fruity but savory salsas are such a treat all summer long. Yours is gorgeous, Dara!

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14 Tickled Red May 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Uh oh! You made Mahi again…that's why I can't find my surfer. Looks fantastic darlin'. Perfect for on the beach parties.

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15 Simply Life May 19, 2010 at 12:21 am

wow! that looks amazing!

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16 Anna May 19, 2010 at 2:08 am

Hummm Dara, everything looks so refreshing in this page. Loved the combination mango salsa and Mahi mahi. Delicious.

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17 Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham May 20, 2010 at 11:42 pm

You can't get any better than Mahi Mahi with fresh fruit! Beautiful presentation!

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18 tspegar May 21, 2010 at 12:28 am

this looks amazing. beautiful and spring-ish… i can not wait to make it!

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19 pegasuslegend May 23, 2010 at 12:52 am

Still catching up from vacation, and boy am I glad I didnt miss this fresh and delicious perfect recipe I love the flavors and this is wonderful!

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20 How To: Simplify May 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Wow, now this is a dish that I would love to prepare!

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21 jt July 4, 2010 at 2:49 am

Was looking for ideas with mangos and mahi mahi and came across your blog. pretty much cooked it as is, except we pan seared the fish and added some red onions to the salsa. served the whole dish on wet rice. it was very god.

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