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Grilled Mahi Mahi

Instead of grilling out the usual hamburgers or chicken breasts, prepare this grilled mahi mahi and reel in raves! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or pineapple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 mahi mahi fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped seeded peeled papaya
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a shallow dish, combine the teriyaki sauce, sherry or pineapple juice and garlic; add mahi mahi. Turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place mahi mahi on an oiled grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 1/4 cup salsa: 195 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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  • Pookie72
    Aug 14, 2016

    Found this recipe in a Taste of Home Grill It! cookbook that I purchased at a yard sale. Excellent recipe, so quick and easy! The tropical salsa paired beautifully with the mahi mahi.

  • KimberlyRL
    Aug 10, 2014

    This is a healthy delicious meal for the summer with the added bonus of not having to use the oven in August! I serve it with an almond coconut rice in the side.

  • Springscook
    Jun 4, 2013

    Tropical Fruit Salsa got a little pricey with all the ingredients but was delicious.

  • Doyit
    May 6, 2013

    DELICIOUS! Very easy to make. I doubled up my mango because I did not have any papaya. I used canned pineapple. I will try to use the fresh one next time although we like the salsa. I boiled the marinade then used it to blanch some fresh spinach which I used as bed for the grilled Mahi mahi. Thank you for sharing.

  • musich4
    Aug 19, 2011

    This was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. If you want an even quicker recipe use canned Dole tropical fruit.

  • velezcnm
    Aug 5, 2010

    We just love this recipe- I make it with Sherry. Even my 3 & 6 year olds love it!

  • csrt
    Aug 1, 2010


  • pdlusk
    Mar 23, 2010

    Great recipe! Couldn't find a papaya anywhere so I tried Craisins instead turned out great, but I will definitely try it again with the correct ingredients.

  • JudithRN3
    Jul 24, 2009

    sauteed this delicious meal on the stovetop(after marinating the fish). And I used a can of tropical fruit(drained), put it in the lemon & lime juices