Rating: 4.46 stars
258 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 172
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5

This fish has a sweet and spicy flavor that goes well with buttered rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

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  • Stir the maple syrup, Cajun seasoning, and garlic powder together in a small bowl.

  • Brush the maple syrup mixture over the mahi mahi fillets.

  • Cook the mahi mahi in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 21.1g; carbohydrates 15.6g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 81.8mg; sodium 811.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (192)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
I was looking for a quick and easy recipe and stumbled across this. I only had cod, but it worked perfectly. I followed the recipe (almost) exactly. It was spicy and delicious. Highly recommended. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2012
This recipe just didn't quite do it for us, although it certainly was easy. I cooked a batch of rice and while that was simmering, I mixed the spices with the syrup. While the fish was cooking, I tossed a spring greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, which was an excellent complement to the rice and the heat of the fish. Bust the fish wasn't the star it should have been. It was my fist time cooking Mahi Mahi and it seemed a bit bland, despite the Cajun spice. I will give it another try with different fish and see how that works for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
(12)
258 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 172
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
I was looking for a quick and easy recipe and stumbled across this. I only had cod, but it worked perfectly. I followed the recipe (almost) exactly. It was spicy and delicious. Highly recommended. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2012
This was very yummy and fast. I was worried the maple syrup was going to make it too sweet, but it was well balanced with the Cajun seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2012
This was definitely spicy for our taste but it was approved to try again so this recipe gets a solid 4 stars. I could see the paste complementing any firm fish such as salmon and I think it would also be good on shrimp. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2012
This syrup mixture is sweet and spicy and delicious! I brushed it over salmon and baked it in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2013
This was good and spicy! I didn't have Cajun seasoning, so I made the "Simple Cajun Seasoning" recipe on this site. Instead of brushing the seasoning on, I threw it in a ziploc with the Mahi Mahi for 5-10 minutes, then cooked it under the broiler. My 6 year old said, this is a 5 star meal! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
This is going to be one of my favorite recipes! I loved this and it was so easy to make......not to mention fast which is a must when you have a baby! We have made this twice with two different cajun seasonings....just remember not all brands of cajun seasoning are created equal! We love "Slap Ya Mama" form Louisiana, but also use Zataran's which isn't as spicy. Thank you Janel! This recipe is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2013
I am making this for the second time since Christmas. The flavors definitely draw you back and it is easy to prepare and company worthy. I used the "lite" version of Tony Chachere's as my creole seasoning. It is lite on salt - not on heat! I am making a double batch of the sauce this time so I'll have some extra for rice. I will not double the creole seasoning, however. I like things spicy but it was a kicked up a little high for me. If you are making it for the first time I would advise starting with half of the tablespoon-- you can always add more! This recipe does not disappoint. Thanks for sharing Janell. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2012
This recipe just didn't quite do it for us, although it certainly was easy. I cooked a batch of rice and while that was simmering, I mixed the spices with the syrup. While the fish was cooking, I tossed a spring greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, which was an excellent complement to the rice and the heat of the fish. Bust the fish wasn't the star it should have been. It was my fist time cooking Mahi Mahi and it seemed a bit bland, despite the Cajun spice. I will give it another try with different fish and see how that works for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
This is now my absolute favorite way to cook fish. Other reviewers have said that a lot depends on the cajun seasoning that you use, and it definitely does. My grocery store generic is way too mild for this, so I usually toss in a little cayenne pepper. I don't always like spicy food, but something about the mix of the sweet and the spicy just hits home for me. I definitely recommend this recipe, just remember that a lot depends on which cajun seasoning mix you use. But even with one that's too mild, it will still be good fish. Read More
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