Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi Fillets

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi Fillets

Tender and flaky fillets of Mahi Mahi grilled with tangy lemon and garlic


4 servings


Two 6-8 ounce Mahi Mahi fillets, thawed
Liquid smoke flavoring*
Lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 tablespoon (2-3 cloves) minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

3 cups hot cooked rice (1 cup uncooked), for serving


1. Spray or sprinkle liquid smoke, lemon juice, pepper, salt, and oil (apply in order listed) over both sides of the mahi mahi fillets.

2. In a small bowl, mash together the butter, garlic, and parsley.

3. Preheat grill on HIGH for 10 minutes. Turn heat down to medium. Place fish directly onto grill** and grill for 5 minutes with grill lid closed.

4. Flip fillets and dab butter mixture on top. Grill approximately 5 minutes longer or until done, with lid closed the entire time.

Serve hot over a bed of hot cooked rice for a delicious main course!

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi Fillets

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Additional Notes: 

*We use a spray bottle for ease of application.

**A grill plate/tray/pan/grid such as this one can be used if you are concerned that the fish might stick to the grill; we have never had a problem with our Mahi Mahi fillets sticking to the grill, though! It holds together very nicely as it cooks.

We have a Weber Q grill and we love it! You can read Joshua's review of the Weber Q grill here. (And see this additional post for even more Weber Q Grill details and info!)

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi Fillets

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Cooking Time: 

10 minutes grill preheat + 10 minutes grilling (cook rice during this time, as well)

Tammy's Review: 

Joshua created this recipe and we've used it many times since. It's easy and delicious!

When Joshua came across a frozen fish sale through his employer, he came home with 30 pounds of Mahi Mahi. Time to start experimenting!

It wasn't long before Joshua came up with this delicious recipe for Grilled Lemon-Garlic Mahi Mahi. Even I was surprised that this Mahi Mahi was rivalling my other favorite fish, grilled salmon!

The Mahi Mahi is quick to thaw, and seasoning the fillets takes just minutes. Ten minutes on the grill, and the fish is tender, flaky, and juicy!

We like to serve this fish over hot fresh cooked rice, with some vegetables or a salad completing a simple but delicious meal!

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