Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe

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  • Prep Time
    30 min
  • Cook Time
    20 min
  • Total Time
    50 min
  • Yield
    4 servings

Grilled mahi mahi is a delicious low fat, high protein, low carb entree. For this recipe, the serving size is a half pound, but you can certainly have a quarter or third pound serving, whatever your appetite supports. You can grill over charcoal or gas, or roast in the oven.

I enjoy this simple recipe not only for mahi mahi, but also for swordfish and tilapia. It works for any fish that is not too delicate to grill.

I usually use a grilling basket when I am grilling fish, to ensure the fish doesn't fall through the grate.


  • 1 pound mahi mahi filets
  • 1 cup Paul Newman's Caesar salad dressing or italian salad dressing for marinade
  • Salt to taste


1. If fish is frozen, defrost in refrigerator ahead of time.

2. Place the fish in plastic bag or marinator with the caesar salad dressing - refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes

3. Start the grill or coals and bring up to temperature.

4. Cook with indirect heat. If using a charcoal grill, form some aluminum foil into a round disk 6 inches across and place just above the coals. If using a gas grill, turn off the center flame.

5. Remove fish from marinade.

6. Place the fish on the grill, grill for approximately 5-8 minutes per side. When you turn the fish, brush it with more of the caesar dressing. Cook until cooked through - do not overcook.

7. Serve with grilled vegetables prepared at same time on the grill - skewers of red and green peppers, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, etc.

Nutrition Per Serving
Serving Size: 8 oz.
Item - Amount - Percent Daily Value
Calories - 188
Fat Calories - 71
Total Fat - 7.8 g - 12%
Saturated Fat - 1.5 g - 7%
Cholesterol - 53 mg - 17%
Carbohydrates - 0.3 g - 0%
Protein - 27 g - 53%
Fiber - 0.1 g - 0%

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