Grilled Mahi Mahi | How To Grill Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Mahi-mahi is a Hawaiin term for common dolphinfish. It is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish usually found in tropical waters. It is also commonly called dorado. Mahi-mahi translates to “very strong” in Hawaiian.

This recipe shows how to properly grill this light and tasty fish. Cooking it only takes a few minutes, and it is served in a taco filled with vegetables and avocado slices.


• 3 pieces of Mahi Mahi fish fillets


• 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
• 1 tbsp of oil
• 1 tbsp of honey
• 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
• Salt

Blackened Seasoning:

• 1 tbsp of sweet paprika
• 1 tbsp of sugar
• 2 tbsp of salt
• 1 tsp of garlic powder
• 1 tsp of onion powder
• 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
• 2 tsp of lemon juice
• 1/4 tsp of thyme
• 1/4 tsp of oregano
• 1/4 tsp of basil
• 1/4 tsp of cumin


• 2 tbsp of lime juice
• 2 tbsp of olive oil
• 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
• 1 tbsp of honey
• Salt
• Pepper


Grilling the fish takes about 5 to 6 minutes. Marinating the fish takes 45 to 60 minutes. Serves 2 to 3.

Prepare your grill.
In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients for the marinade and whisk until well combined.
Place the Mahi-Mahi fish fillets in a Ziplock bag and pour the marinade.
Keep in the fridge for 40 to 60 minutes.
Remove the fish from the bag and set aside for a few minutes.
Prepare the blackened seasoning by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl.
Season both sides of the fish fillets.
Grill the fish fillet for 3 minutes on each side.
Glaze the fillet.
To make the taco, use tortilla shells, sliced avocados, onions, tomatoes and place sliced grilled fish fillet.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can serve the grilled fish on its own with your own preferred side dish.

• Make sure you do not marinade the fish fillets for more than 60 minutes because the lime juice will start to cook them.

Grilled Mahi Mahi | How To Grill Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
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