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Tropical Mahi Mahi Recipe

Tropical Mahi Mahi Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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