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How To Cook Your Freshly Caught Mahi-Mahi Like a Pro (Chef Title Not Included)

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There’s nothing better than eating a delicious dinner after having spent an incredibly fun day fishing in the Florida Keys waters with Captain Justin Hopper and his crew, especially if the main dish happens to be the fish you just caught! But if you’re having a hard time figuring out how to cook that fish and close the day with something really special, here’s a mahi-mahi recipe you’ll love:

Mahi-Mahi Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa

If you like the taste of Caribbean-inspired food, then this dish is perfect for you. It has the right amounts of spice, sweet and tanginess. Simply delicious.


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • salt to taste
  • 4 mahi-mahi fillets
  • 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups fresh mango cubed


  1. Mix the olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, ginger, black pepper, green onion and salt in a bowl big enough to hold the mahi-mahi fillets. Add the mahi-mahi, and marinate in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  1. Preheat the oven
  1. Boil butter, water, chicken bouillon and rice in a saucepan, then reduce the heat to medium-low until the liquid has been absorbed. Pour in the coconut milk and 2 tbs of sugar, stir and simmer uncovered until rice absorbs most of the coconut milk.
  1. Place the mahi-mahi in a baking dish and broil for 10 to 15 minutes.
  1. Melt 1 ½ teaspoons of butter and add 1 ½ tablespoons of white sugar. Before the mixture starts to caramelize pour in the mango cubes and stir until tender
  1. Serve placing the mahi-mahi over a scoop of rice and top it with the mango salsa and enjoy!

If you want to try this recipe and have most of the ingredients except for the freshly caught mahi-mahi, give us a call! At Fantastic II Charters, we can take you fishing for mahi-mahi and many other specimens like amberjack, grouper, kingfish, marlin, shark, sailfish, snapper, tuna and wahoo.