Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe
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Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe

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Instead of grilling out the usual hamburgers or chicken breasts, prepare this mahi mahi from our Test Kitchen and reel in raves!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or pineapple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 mahi mahi fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped seeded peeled papaya
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the teriyaki sauce, sherry or pineapple juice and garlic; add mahi mahi. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill mahi mahi, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Grilled Mahi Mahi in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p228

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Pookie72 User ID: 8446248 252696
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"Found this recipe in a Taste of Home Grill It! cookbook that I purchased at a yard sale. Excellent recipe, so quick and easy! The tropical salsa paired beautifully with the mahi mahi."

KimberlyRL User ID: 4851499 142032
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"This is a healthy delicious meal for the summer with the added bonus of not having to use the oven in August! I serve it with an almond coconut rice in the side."

Springscook User ID: 4280266 142531
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Tropical Fruit Salsa got a little pricey with all the ingredients but was delicious."

Doyit User ID: 7253605 75441
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"DELICIOUS! Very easy to make. I doubled up my mango because I did not have any papaya. I used canned pineapple. I will try to use the fresh one next time although we like the salsa. I boiled the marinade then used it to blanch some fresh spinach which I used as bed for the grilled Mahi mahi. Thank you for sharing."

musich4 User ID: 4846267 57228
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"This was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. If you want an even quicker recipe use canned Dole tropical fruit."

velezcnm User ID: 1547378 65533
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"We just love this recipe- I make it with Sherry. Even my 3 & 6 year olds love it!"

csrt User ID: 1245599 147933
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010


[email protected] User ID: 4673637 206724
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"Great recipe! Couldn't find a papaya anywhere so I tried Craisins instead turned out great, but I will definitely try it again with the correct ingredients."

JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 62713
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"sauteed this delicious meal on the stovetop(after marinating the fish). And I used a can of tropical fruit(drained), put it in the lemon & lime juices"

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