Tropical Mahi Mahi Recipe
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Tropical Mahi Mahi Recipe

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Bob Gebhardt’s favorite foods to prepare are fish and seafood. “Tropical Mahi Mahi is a creation of mine that combines—and adds to—two Hawaiian recipes. The tropical fruit and cilantro make it a wonderful, aromatic dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 6 mahi mahi fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) mixed tropical fruit, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 614 calories, 39 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; add fillets. Seal bag and turn to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil. Cook mahi mahi over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Saute cilantro in pan drippings for 1 minute. Add grape juice; cook until reduced by half. Add cream; cook until reduced by half. Stir in the fruit and remaining seasoned salt and pepper; heat through. Serve with mahi mahi; sprinkle with macadamia nuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Mahi Mahi in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p21

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"I am the wife of the recipe's creator. Re the reviewer who stated she didn't care for the grape juice, PLEASE TRY DRY WHITE WINE instead. For some reason, Taste of Home made the recipe "family-friendly" by substituting juice for wine and it was not a good decision!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"The fish was good. However, I made the sauce with the purple grape juice and it was not so good. I will have to try it with the white grape juice."

Reviewed May. 6, 2008

"This recipe was fantastic - not great on the waistline, but sooooo worth it."

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