You are going to love this air fryer Mahi Mahi recipe! The fish turns out flaky, tender and full of flavour and you'll love how quick and easy this recipe is to make. It takes less than 10 minutes to cook!
Why you will love this recipe:
- It's so quick and easy to make and is ready in less than 10 minutes!
- The flavour! The Mahi Mahi is moist, tender and flaky and coated in the most delicious herb coating.
- It's made with no breading, no panko, and no butter.
- This healthy fish recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, keto, low carb and Whole30 compliant.
- You can use this Mahi Mahi for so many things including making air fryer Mahi Mahi tacos!
- You can cook Mahi Mahi in any type of air fryer including the Ninja air fryer, Cuisinart air fryer, Chefman air fryer, power xl, instant pot air fryer, etc.
Taste and texture:
This air fried Mahi Mahi is moist, tender and flaky. It has a herb coating that gives it a delicious, savoury flavour. Mahi Mahi is a lighter fish that does not have a strong fishy flavour so even picky eaters tend to like this type of fish.
Key ingredients and substitutions:
- Mahi Mahi fillets - For this air fryer recipe you will use fresh Mahi Mahi fillets rather than frozen fillets. If you do have frozen Mahi Mahi let it thaw first before cooking it. I recommend using wild Mahi Mahi rather than farmed Mahi Mahi if possible. You also want to try and get fillets that are the same or very similar in size so that they cook evenly together in the air fryer.
- Herbs - The Mahi Mahi gets coated in a delicious herb coating that uses dried herbs that you are sure to have in your pantry including parsley, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
How to make:
First, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then coat both sides of the Mahi Mahi fillets with the oil.
Now sprinkle both sides of the fish fillets with the seasoning mix.
Transfer the Mahi Mahi fillets to your air fryer and cook for 7-9 minutes. Before serving, let the cooked Mahi Mahi rest for a couple minutes, then enjoy!
- Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the Mahi Mahi filets that you have and your air fryer - adjust as needed.
- If you have a rack style air fryer you do not need to flip the fish when cooking it in the air fryer - if you have a basket style air fryer you will need to flip the fish half way through.
- Don't overlap the fish when you cook it in the air fryer.
- For this Mahi Mahi recipe in the air fryer you will want to preheat your air fryer.
- Let the fish rest for a couple minutes after cooking to allow it to tenderize even more.
- If the Mahi Mahi fillets you buy still have the skin on, be sure to remove it before coating and seasonings the fillets.
How do you know when Mahi Mahi is cooked?
Mahi Mahi is fully cooked once the internal temperature reaches 137 degrees Fahrenheit. You will know it's cooked as it will no longer be clear inside and will be white in colour, and flake easily.
Variations and add ins:
- Instead of avocado oil you can use olive oil to make this Mahi Mahi recipe.
- Feel free to change up the herbs used in the coating for this fish if you prefer a different taste.
- Feel free to double or triple this recipe is you are serving more people.
How to serve:
You can serve Mahi Mahi in many different ways including using it to make Mahi Mahi tacos, using it to make a fish sandwich, a Mahi Mahi burger or serving it with sides such as roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables, french fries, sweet potato fries, a salad, or serving it over pasta.
How to store:
Store any leftover cooked Mahi Mahi fillets in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
How to reheat:
To reheat Mahi Mahi in the air fryer, preheat your air fryer to 400°F or 200°C and then cook the fish for for 2-4 minutes or until it is warmed through.
Each serving of this Mahi Mahi has approximately 214 calories with 2 grams of total carbohydrates, 0.4 grams of fiber, 1.6 grams of net carbs, 32 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat. This fish recipe is healthy, low calorie, low carb, low in sugar, keto, paleo, gluten free and dairy free.
Frequently asked questions:
No, this Mahi Mahi is not battered or breaded so it is not crispy on the outside. It is soft, flaky and tender.
Yes it is. This fish recipe is low carb and keto friendly.
Other recipes you will love:
- Blackened Mahi Mahi
- Air fryer scallops
- Air fryer salmon cakes with lemon dill aioli
- Frozen steak in the air fryer
- Air fryer frozen pizza
- Air fryer fish sticks
Since you made it this far we are basically best friends so be sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok and Facebook where I share even more recipes and healthy living tips! And don’t forget to leave this recipe a star review before you go!
Air Fryer Mahi Mahi
- 2 Mahi Mahi fillets (~6 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil)
- Preheat your air fryer to 400F.
- Coat both sides of the Mahi Mahi fillets in the oil.
- Sprinkle both sides of the fish fillets with the seasoning mix.
- Transfer the Mahi Mahi to your air fryer and cook for 7-9 minutes.
- Let the cooked Mahi Mahi rest for a couple minutes, then serve and enjoy!
- You can also use olive oil to make this fish.
- Depending on the air fryer that you have you may need to adjust the cooking time.
- Don't crowd the fish in the air fryer or the fillets won't cook properly.
- Store any leftover cooked Mahi Mahi in the fridge in an airtight container for u pot 3 days.