154 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 30
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This is one of my family's favorite fish recipes for southern cooking. Serve over rice. Steamed vegetables go great with this dish.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Max Servings:
2
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Ingredients

Directions

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

555.98 calories; 21.66 g protein; 2.96 g carbohydrates; 51.66 g fat; 203.79 mg cholesterol; 451.55 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Emily
03/20/2012
This fish was excellent! I did make a few changes though. I put a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on the fish and salt and pepper before baking it. I turned the broiler on for about 2 minutes after the 20 minutes was up. I used half the butter and did not add tomato to the sauce. Instead I added extra lemon juice and fresh parsley. This recipe is certainly a keeper!!!
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Anonymous
05/06/2012
Thank God I found this recipe! This is the EXACT same recipe as what is served at Bubba Gumps and they will always make Accidental Fish if you request it (if you are nice). Just so nice to know that I can make this at home and it was a HUGE success! I had to make this for four so I doubled everything. In the end I added some grated Paremesian and a little parsely (because I overshot the amount of squeezed lemon Juice) and added a little pepper and sea salt. Tasted GREAT and I'm sure is now a new favorite!
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154 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 108
  • 4 Rating Star 30
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 2
Emily
03/20/2012
This fish was excellent! I did make a few changes though. I put a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on the fish and salt and pepper before baking it. I turned the broiler on for about 2 minutes after the 20 minutes was up. I used half the butter and did not add tomato to the sauce. Instead I added extra lemon juice and fresh parsley. This recipe is certainly a keeper!!!
(188)
Anonymous
02/13/2012
Awesome! I had cod on hand but made per recipe. Wow was it great. Fixed over steamed veggies. I have to admit it didn't sound so great with just a few ingredients but I was totally wrong. I did add a little more hot sauce and black pepper the second helping. Very easy to make. Like the commercial I ate the whole thing myself. Keeper for sure. Thanks Becca for sharing.
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happydays
04/02/2012
This is certainly a wonderful dish easy to prepare little cleanup and not overly filling. Rice as a side dish and a green salad or coleslaw add just enough to complete the meal. I purchase my mahi-mahi frozen at Costco. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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FeedMySheep
02/27/2012
I doubled this recipe to feed a larger group. The next time I make it I will half the butter. There is way more sauce than is needed and it was too buttery/greasy. Reducing the butter would solve both issues. I set the fish on a bed of seasoned rice (I make my own seasoning) and this did wonders to soak up the sauce. We did sprinkle some lemon pepper on the fish after trying it as is and found this gave it JUST the zing we were looking for. This would be a great sauce for shrimp! Especially grilled.
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BessCGY
04/02/2012
Excellent recipe - thanks so much! I used halibut and it turned out great.
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Emily Henderson
03/30/2012
What a delightful sauce! I used cod because that's what I had in the freezer and sprinkled with lemon pepper before baking. I didn't have green onions on hand so sauteed minced sweet onions on low while the butter was melting. The Louisiana hot sauce added a wonderful zing! Thanks so much for this recipe!
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Islandwatergirl
06/18/2012
Delicious! You can use any good white fish. I usually use halibut since my husband goes spear fishing a lot. You can also grill the fish and add some shrimp skewers and serve it on top of a bed of rice then pour the "Accidental" sauce over it. I know a lot of people complain about how much butter is in the sauce but you don't have to use it all- this is just how Bubba Gump's fish co. makes it.
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Joydee Mccorkle
03/30/2012
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL & EASY!!! I AM A TERRIBLE FISH COOKER SO I LOVE ALLRECIPES WHICH ALLOWS ME TO SUCCEED WITH FISH COOKERY & EVERYONE ALWAYS LOVES IT. I ALSO USED COD FOR LACK OF MAHI HERE. THANKS BECCA!
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Ed Kitrosser
08/27/2017
Excellent and easy to make. I used yellowtail and doubled the amounts of garlic and hot sauce. This is a keeper.
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