Recipe For Cooking Dorado (Mahi Mahi)

Dorado also known as Mahi Mahi. If cooked correctly it has a tender & flakey texture in your mouth, a delicious flavour!

Recipe NameDetail
Total time:20 mins
Prep:10 Min
Cook:10 min
Yield:4 1x
MethodSkillet Oven
CategoryDinner
CuisineAmerican
Author Chew Out Loud

Ingredients for Lemon Garlic Mixture

  • 2 TB salted butter, softened to room temp
  • 1 TB freshly chopped chives or parsley
  • 2 TB garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TB juice from fresh lemon
  • 1TB grated lemon peel

Ingredients for Fish

  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 4 (1-inch thick each) mahi-mahi fillets, 4oz each

  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Dorado

Method

  • Preheat oven to 400F with rack on middle position. In a small pan, combine all Lemon Garlic Mixture ingredients and stir to fully combine. Set aside.
  • Use paper towels to pat-dry all excess moisture from the fish fillets. This step is important, so be sure to pat off as much moisture as you can.

  • Evenly sprinkle both sides of fillets with pinches of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside. In a large, oven-proof pan, heat the olive oil over high heat. Once oil is sizzling hot, add the fish fillets to pan and let cook until browned on one side, about 3 minutes (do not move fish around much.) Carefully flip fish fillets over to the other side, turn stove burner off, and immediately transfer pan into already-hot oven. Let fish roast at 400F about 5 minutes or just until the top is golden and center is just cooked through. Take care not to overcook.

  • A minute before fish is done cooking in oven, cook small pan of prepared lemon-garlic mixture over medium high heat, constantly stirring, just until melted and bubbly. Immediately turn heat off and pour mixture over the cooked fish. Be sure to pour on any juices from the fish pan as well.