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Mahi Mahi & Veggie Skillet

Cooking mahi mahi with a mix of vegetables may seem complex, but I developed this skillet recipe to bring out the wow factor without the hassle and fuss. —Solomon Wang, Arlington, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 mahi mahi or salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 medium sweet red peppers, cut into thick strips
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into thick rings and separated
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, optional


  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add fillets; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.
  • Add remaining oil, peppers, mushrooms, onion, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, covered, over medium heat until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes.
  • Place fish over vegetables; sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. Cook, covered, until heated through, about 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with chives and, if desired, pine nuts before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 307 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 2 fat.

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  • muffbear74
    Sep 16, 2020

    I did not have mushrooms, so made this without. My husband and I both enjoyed the dish, it almost felt like a dish you would find in a restaurant.

  • justmbeth
    Aug 29, 2019

    Good Mahi recipe. I used Mahi and left off the pine nuts.

  • jkcoach98
    Nov 4, 2017

    I also used tilapia and this dish was excellent. Easy to make and very tasty. I served it with rice and green beans.

  • xlsalbums
    Sep 24, 2017

    Everyone loved this meal! They want me to make it again! Very easy to make and flavorful. I didn't have mahi so I used tilapia.

  • Beema
    Sep 27, 2015

    Like the reviewer before me, I didn't have mahi mahi either and also used tilapia, with equally good results. I cut the recipe way down for just one serving, using one fillet, and smaller portions of the veggies. And, I added some capers. And, I had a small bit of tartar sauce for dipping the fish. I like rice with fish, so that was my side. I like the flavors of the sauted veggies with the fish. Excellent.

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Sep 2, 2015

    Simple and Delicious! I did not have Mahi Mahi, so I substituted Talapia! I didn't have lemon juice, so I squeezed 1 lemon in it's place - about 2 Tbsp. Other than that, I followed the recipe, exactly! This will be a family favorite. Thanks for sharing.