This step by step tutorial will walk you through how to blacken Mahi Mahi – from skillet to cooking oil to spices to cooking time – we’ll cover it all!
- 2 Mahi Mahi fillets – thawed
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
- In a small bowl, add all of the spices and stir to combine.
- Add the avocado oil to a cast iron skillet, and heat over medium-high heat.
- Generously coat both sides of the Mahi Mahi fillets with the blackening seasoning.
- Once the oil is hot, add the Mahi Mahi fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side.
- The fillets will be done when they reach an internal temperature of 137 degrees F. and easily flake with a fork.
- Remove from skillet and serve immediately.
- Be sure to use thawed – not frozen – fillets.
- You can use butter or ghee if you do not have access to avocado oil.
- Category: dinner
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: blackened Mahi Mahi, gluten-free dinner