The name might not ring a bell the taste will definitely be appreciated by your stomach. Today’s Foodie ‘Garlicky Lemon Mahi-Mahi has a firm texture and works well for baking, searing, or grilling. The Monterey Bay Aquarium classifies it as a good choice when considering environmental impact. It’s also a moderate mercury fish and is a good source of protein.

This easy mahi-mahi recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less. After searing the fish for a few minutes per side, make a super simple lemon butter sauce with garlicky. We like to sauté some asparagus too, but adding a vegetable isn’t necessary. 

YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 30 MINS

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp. butter, divided

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 (4-oz.) mahi-mahi fillets

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper1 lb. 

asparagus3 

cloves garlic, minced1/4 tsp. 

crushed red pepper flakes1 

lemon, sliced

Zest and juice of 1 lemon1 tbsp. 

freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

 DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil. Add mahi-mahi and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. 
  2. To skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add asparagus and cook until tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.
  3. To skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Once melted, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then stir in lemon, zest, juice, and parsley. Remove from heat, then return mahi-mahi and asparagus to skillet and spoon over sauce. 
  4. Garnish with more parsley before serving.

Recipe Source: Delish