On your table in less than 15 minutes, this blackened mahi mahi is made pan-seared with a flavorful spice rub made with spices like smoked paprika, garlic powder, and oregano.
- 2 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3, 5-6 ounce mahi mahi filets
- In a small bowl, whisk together smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, cayenne powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper, until combined.
- Pat the mahi mahi dry with paper towels.
- Season all sides of the mahi filets with the spice rub.
- In a nonstick or cast iron pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add mahi mahi and cook undisturbed until sides are cooked just past halfway up the filets, about 3-4 minutes. Flip filets, and cook until cooked through and flakes easily, another 2-4 minutes, depending on thickness.
- Serve mahi mahi with rice and a fruit salsa.
- I love serving this blackened mahi with a mango salsa. To make, simply dice a mango, some red bell pepper and jalapeno pepper. Add squeeze from 1/2 lime and salt, to taste.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Pan Sear
- Cuisine: Cajun
Keywords: blackened mahi mahi, blackened mahi