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 such an easy air fryer recipe! It's quick and easy to make and is ready in less than 10 minutes! It's the perfect meal for any busy weeknight dinner.
- The flavour! Your taste buds are in for a treat. The Mahi Mahi is moist, tender and flaky and coated in the most delicious herb coating.
- This healthy meal is made with no breading, no panko breadcrumbs, and no butter.
- This healthy fish recipe is low calorie, low carb, low in sugar, keto, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. It's a great way to eat more fish because it's one of the easiest seafood recipes.
- You can use this delicious fish recipe for so many things including making air fryer Mahi Mahi tacos! This fish recipe is a great for meal prep option and makes the best fish dinner.
- 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.
- This air fryer fish recipe is a healthy way to cook fish because it uses minimal oil compared to many other fish recipes.
If you aren't sure which air fryers are safe I have a whole review on the best non-toxic air fryers.
Taste and texture:
You don't need to be a seafood lover to enjoy this healthy dinner. Mahi Mahi is a mild fish and 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:
You should be able to find all of these simple ingredients at any local grocery store. For the exact measurements refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Fresh Mahi Mahi fillets - For this air fryer recipe you will use fresh fish 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 and spices - 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, sea salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
How to make:
First, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and combine all the spices in a small bowl.
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 racks or air fryer basket and cook for 7-9 minutes. Before serving, let the cooked Mahi Mahi rest for a couple minutes, then enjoy!
- If your fish fillets are damp, dry them with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture before coating them with the oil and spices.
- The cooking time 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.
- For best results don't overlap the fish when you cook it in the air fryer - you want to put the fish in a single layer.
- 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. The is the best way to ensure the most juicy and flavourful mahi mahi.
- 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 using a meat thermometer. 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 for cooking mahi mahi.
- Feel free to change up the herbs used in the spice rub for this fish if you prefer a different taste. If you want them to be spicier or more blackened in flavour add some chili powder, cayenne pepper or cumin. Other options include adding lemon pepper, or even taco seasoning.
- Feel free to double or triple this easy recipe if 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 different side dishes such as roasted potatoes, air fryer broccoli, a fresh salad, mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables, french fries, sweet potato fries, a salad, or serving it over pasta.
If you use this air-fried mahi mahi to make fish tacos I recommend topping it with mango salsa to give it even more flavour!
You can also use fresh lemon wedges to add some lemon juice to the fish before serving. You could also use lime wedges to add lime juice to the fish before eating.
How to store:
Store any leftover Mahi Mahi fillets in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 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.
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
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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.