Simple Pan Seared Mahi Mahi Lime Marinade Recipe

Simple Pan Seared Mahi Mahi Lime Marinade Recipe

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Simple Pan Seared Mahi Mahi Lime Marinade Recipe

When you want something quick, easy, and delicious—in other words, you don’t want to sweat in a hot kitchen—this dish works just as well on the grill. Mahi-mahi is a traditional Hawaiian seafood entree cooked outdoors on a grill or seared on the stove. Flavored with lime, garlic, dried oregano, and cumin, this version only takes 30 minutes of marinating time to give the fish a citrusy punch.

Prep:5 mins
Cook:10 mins
Marinating Time:30 mins
Total:45 mins
Servings:4 servings


  • 4 (6-ounce) fillets mahi-mahi
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped very fine)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin)
  • Optional: splash white wine (dry, be generous)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or grapeseed oil)
  • 1 bunch watercress (large, stems removed)
  • 2 plum tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 12 green olives (Spanish or Cerignola)
  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the fish fillets into a rectangular baking dish.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, olive oil, and wine.

  3. Pour the marinade mixture over the fish, turning to coat. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove the fillets from the marinade and sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper.

  5. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the fish and brown the fillets until they’re just opaque in the center (about 4 to 5 minutes per side).

  6. Divide the watercress among 4 plates. Arrange the tomato slices, the olives, and a lime wedge on each plate. Place a fillet on top of the watercress and serve.

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