This bright and buttery healthy Air Fryer Mahi Mahi with Lime Butter is the perfect summer dinner! Mouth wateringly rich and zesty!
This might just change the game for all things Summer and yummy because it’s SO EASY and so good.
Especially on top of this ultra simple mahi mahi, but I could totally see you switching it up with air fryer salmon or even on oven baked mahi mahi with macadamia crust if you don’t have an air fryer.
And you already know it’s good on top of grilled grouper since that’s already a recipe around these parts 😏
It’s bright and zesty and fresh but also rich and buttery at the same time?
Seriously, your taste buds aren’t even gonna know what hit ’em.
Why you will LOVE This Recipe
Summertime is the PERFECT time to break out that air fryer so that you don’t have to heat up your oven! And what better light and fresh protein to cook up than some delicious seafood?! We’ve made crispy air fried fish which is PERFECTLY crispy and today, we’re going to go ahead and try out a mahi mahi recipe air fryer. This fish is SO flavorful, light and summery while also having that flaky, buttery richness we all love in a fish recipe. It’s super easy to throw together and only requires a handful of ingredients to make, so it’s a perfect weeknight meal!
BIG flavor and buttery, flaky texture does not necessarily mean a long and complicated list of ingredients! This mahi mahi in air fryer calls for only a handful of ingredients to create a zesty and flavorful result! Here’s what you’ll need to round up to make this recipe:
- Mahi Mahi Fillets
- Olive Oil
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Lime Zest
- Fresh Lime Juice
How to make Air Fryer Mahi Mahi
Rub the fish generously with olive oil and then season it with the salt and old bay seasoning.
Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and place the fish in the mesh basket. Cook it for about 7-9 minutes, depending on how thick your piece of fish is. Remove it from the air fryer and cover the fish so that it can rest for a bit. This will allow it to finish cooking.
Mix the melted butter with the lime zest as well as a pinch of salt. Serve the fish with the lime butter and a squeeze of lime if desired. DEVOUR!
Now that you’ve cooked up some hot and delicious mahi in air fryer, it’s time to add some side dishes to make it a meal! Some cilantro lime cauliflower rice would compliment the fish really well. Add a fresh corn feta salad to finish off the plate and you have the PERFECT summer meal to serve to your crew!
Air Fryer Mahi Mahi FAQ
This mahi mahi recipe needs to be cooked to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, then covered to let it rest. When resting, the fish’s internal temperature should reach 145 degrees, making it safe and ready to enjoy!
Absolutely! Mahi mahi is a fabulous source of lean protein and is also rich in niacin, vitamin b12, phosphorus and selenium. It also provides essential omega-3 fatty acids which are important for heart health.
Mahi mahi’s flavor has a touch of sweetness with a mild flavor, making it perfect for picky eaters or those who don’t love strong seafood taste.
I recommend using fresh mahi mahi for this recipe. However, if you want to use frozen fish, you can as long as you thaw it first. This will allow you to be able to rub it in oil and spices thoroughly before cooking it!
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- 1 Lb Mahi mahi fillets (about 4 fillets)
- 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 3/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
For the lime butter
- 2 Tbsp Butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/4 tsp Lime zest, packed
- 1/2 tsp Fresh lime juice + additional for garnish
- Pinch of salt
- Rub the fish with the oil and then season with the Old Bay seasoning and some salt.
- Place into the mesh basket of an air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for a 7-9. minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish. The internal temperature should be about 140 degrees. Remove from airfryer, cover and let rest 10 minutes to finish cooking (fish should be 145 degrees before eating, and cooking it like this prevents it from getting dry.)
- While the fish sits, mix the butter with the lime zest and a pinch of salt. Stir in the lime juice.
- Serve the fish with lime butter and optional extra squeeze of lime juice.
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