Accidental Fish


This is one of my family's favorite fish recipes for southern cooking. Serve over rice. Steamed vegetables go great with this dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets mahi mahi

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ cup salted butter

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 drops Louisiana-style hot sauce, or to taste

  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped (Optional)

  • 1 green onion, chopped


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Rub the mahi mahi fillets with the olive oil and lay into a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

  4. While the mahi mahi bakes, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

  5. Stir the garlic, lemon juice, and hot sauce into the melted butter; simmer together for 1 minute. Add the tomato and green onion to the butter mixture; cook and stir until hot. Spoon over the baked fish to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

556 Calories
52g Fat
3g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 556
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Sodium 452mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 588mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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