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Blackened Mahi Mahi

This blackened mahi mahi is made with a my blackened seasoning mix of paprika, cayenne pepper, ground ginger, black pepper, oregano, fennel seeds, clove. Best part is this is on the table in a flash.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: blackened fish, blackened mahi mahi
Servings: 2
Calories: 404kcal


  • 1 lb fresh mahi mahi
  • 2 1/2 tsp Blackened Spice Rub (See below recipe)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Blackened Seafood Seasoning

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove


  • Rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl mix together the spices and set aside.
  • Place a frying pan or cast iron skillet over high heat until it starts to smoke. Keep kitchen area well ventilated.
  • Toss the mahi mahi in melted butter and then coat with spice mixture on both sides. Press spice mixture to adhere.
  • Immediately sear on high heat 2-3 minutes per each side or until desired doneness is reached and center is cooked. Don't overcook as it will dry out. Serve immediately with slices of lemon and steamed rice.


Other ways to cook Mahi Mahi - A quick grilling works 4 minutes per side as does popping it in a 375°F oven for 8 minutes.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 970mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1871IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg