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Baked Mahi Mahi Recipe
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5 from 9 votes

Baked Mahi Mahi Recipe with Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce

This baked mahi mahi recipe is so simple and delicious you won't believe it! Also very quick - taking only 30 minutes start to finish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Savory With Soul


  • 1 pound fresh mahi mahi skin removed (four 4-ounce portions)
  • 2 lemons zest and juice
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or oil of choice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme dry
  • 1 tsp garlic minced (about 1 large clove


  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt butter on low heat. Add garlic, thyme, lemon juice and zest, and cream and cook until a bit bubbly but not boiling (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Add oil to iron skillet or 6 x 9 oven-safe dish and arrange fish on top of oil. Pour butter mixture over top of fish. Cover and cook 15 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook another 5 minutes to brown a bit.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve over rice or pasta, spooning sauce generously over top of fish.
  • Leftovers can be safely kept in the refrigerator up to 3 days.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg