Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Recipe

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coconut crusted mahi mahi

One of my favorite fish to eat is Mahi Mahi. I first tried it when hubby and I where on our honeymoon in Hawaii. It is a mild white fish. The fillets are firm and slightly sweet tasting. It’s a great fish to bread or crust since it is firm. My boys like mahi mahi since it is not very fishy tasting.

crusted mahi mahi

The great thing about this recipe is that it is easy and fish cooks really quickly. For this fish recipe, the mahi mahi is baked. Which means lower calorie! Mahi mahi is also great on the grill. To prevent the coconut from burning, cook the mahi mahi for five minutes before applying the crust. Once the crust is applied, bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the fish is white and flaky. Serve with tropical fruits for a real Hawaiian

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Recipe
  • ½ c Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ c sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided (2 tbsp. & 1 tbsp.)
  • (4) (approximately 6 oz.) Mahi Mahi fillets
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Prep a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a shallow dish mix together breadcrumbs, coconut, flour & lemon zest.
  4. Once mixed drizzle with 2 tbsp. olive oil and stir together to form a moist crumble; set aside.
  5. Season mahi mahi fillets on both sides with salt and pepper to taste and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven after 5 minutes, drizzle with remaining olive oil and top with coconut topping across the top and press up against the sides of each fillet.
  7. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Fish should flake easily with a fork when finished baking & crust should be golden brown. Do not over bake.
  8. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve & enjoy!

Other Fish Recipes:

Buttermilk Fried Catfish

Gut Buster Fish Sandwich

Baja Fish Tacos

Grilled Tuna Steaks

Make sure you check out my other easy recipes in my recipe index!

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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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