Mahi mahi with oriental glaze

    45 min

    A simple, yet incredibly delicious way to serve fish. Mahi mahi is marinated in honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and garlic, pan-fried to perfection and served with the reduced marinade.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 4 (170g) fillets mahi mahi fish
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a shallow glass dish, stir together the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and olive oil. Season fish with salt and pepper and place them into the dish. If the fillets have skin on them, place them skin side down. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate.
    2. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Remove fish from the dish and reserve marinade. Fry fish for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning only once, until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fillets to a serving plate and keep warm.
    3. Pour reserved marinade into the frying pan and heat over medium heat until the mixture reduces to a glaze consistency. Spoon glaze over fish and serve immediately.

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    This recipe is delicious and easy! For a slightly healthier fish bake the mahi-mahi, because that works too.  -  19 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUMMY!!! I boiled the sauce and put more over fish. I grilled by putting double layer of tin foil on grill and forming a boat by folding up side. Grilled for exactly 8 mins, this method works for any fish and keeps it from sticking. No need to even flip the fish just shut the lid and leave for 8 mins. This works for any fish less then 1 inch thick. I also used frozen Mahi Mahi from Sams and let completely defrost.  -  26 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really, Really, Really good stuff. The only change was dried ginger instead of the fresh (didn't have any on hand). I also added just a bit more honey after. I baked the fish instead of pan frying (for the health factor) and reduced the sauce in a pan and poured over the fish. Really liked how this turned out. Thanks for the post.  -  02 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)