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Brown Butter and Lemon Baked Mahi Mahi w/Roasted Asparagus

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brown butter and lemon baked mahi mahi

Over the weekend, I decided to set myself a goal. For the month of June and July, I am going to give up my evening television time to go to the gym and work out. Because of that goal I set, I decided I also wanted to try to eat a little healthier and that is where the inspiration for this Brown Butter and Lemon Baked Mahi Mahi came from. I served it up with a side of roasted asparagus for a delicious meal that anyone can make in under 30 minutes.

brown butter and lemon baked mahi mahi

I am seriously in love with this dish. I wasn't for sure how I was going to like it because honestly — I am not a fish person. I love shrimp, but when it comes to fish, I just cannot make myself eat it.

There are a couple of kinds though that I do like — and mahi mahi is one of them. If you are not a big fish eater but need the Omega 3's — start with a fish that does not have that fishy flavor — like Mahi Mahi.

This dish can be prepared in under 30 minutes, simply because you put both trays in the oven at the same time.

asparagus

Fish

Making brown butter is easy — just melt the butter in the pan and let it continue to cook on medium heat until it turns a golden brown color. Then take it and add in your seasonings and drizzle onto your fish.

Then top them with slices of lemon and place in the oven on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

When it comes out, your asparagus will be roasted to perfection and your fish will be tender and flaky.

asparagus roasted

Yield: 4 filets

Brown Butter and Lemon Baked Mahi Mahi w/Roasted Asparagus

Brown Butter and Lemon Baked Mahi Mahi w/Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 3-6 Mahi Mahi filets
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, crushed and diced large
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter browned
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon Slices for Garnish
  • Grated Lemon Zest
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Lemon and Pepper Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place your mahi mahi filets on a piece of parchment paper. On the same piece of parchment paper, place your asparagus. Drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Season asparagus with Salt and pepper and the fish with the lemon pepper seasoning.
  3. Cook your butter in a skillet on medium heat until it turns a golden color. Add garlic and saute on low for about 1 minute. Add all but 1 tbsp of the lemon juice, shut off flame, and remove from heat.
  4. Take the butter sauce and pour over your fish filets and then sprinkle on grated lemon zest..
  5. Top fish with lemon slices before sticking in the oven.
  6. Bake at 400° until cooked, about 20-25 minutes.
  7. When the pan comes out of the oven, take the final tablespoon of lemon juice and drizzle over the asparagus. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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Gina

Monday 23rd of October 2017

The directions are confusing... do you bake with the parchment paper? Please make directions more precise...

Jennifer Sikora

Saturday 23rd of February 2019

I have updated the recipe instructions.

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 10th of November 2017

Hi Gina

Sorry that you find the directions confusing. The parchment paper is used to line the baking sheet that the mahi mahi is cooked on. Hope that helps.

Anne

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

This looks delicious, and asparagus is in season for us right now.

Mistee Dawn

Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Oh wow. That looks so good! I love asparagus! And to be honest, I have never had Mahi Mahi, but it looks delicious!

Andrea Kruse

Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Yum! I just adore asparagus and haven't cooked much with Mahi Mahi, so must try this one.

Ellen Christian

Tuesday 9th of June 2015

That looks amazing! I don't think I've ever tried mahi mahi before but I will be!

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