Creamy Crab Pesto over Mahi Mahi


A taste of the ocean! Creamy pesto sauce with lump crab meat over a delicious fillet of mahi mahi. This dish also works well with a parma rosa sauce and catfish!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets mahi mahi

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pinch ground white pepper

  • 1 ¾ cups milk

  • 1 (1.2 ounce) package creamy pesto sauce mix

  • 4 ounces fresh crabmeat

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Heat a small amount of the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Season mahi mahi with oregano, salt, and white pepper; cook in skillet until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 7 to 10 minutes per side.

  2. While fish cooks, whisk remaining olive oil, milk, and creamy pesto sauce mix together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook, stirring regularly, until it begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir crabmeat into the sauce.

  3. Transfer cooked mahi mahi to plates and spoon sauce over the fish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
35g Fat
19g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 1432mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 306mg 24%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1001mg 21%

* 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.