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How To Air Fry Mahi Mahi



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Top 5 Recipes On How To Air Fry Mahi Mahi And Keep It Juicy

What would you say if someone asked you how to air fry mahi mahi? There are so many ways to prepare your mahi mahi that it would be hard to choose just one. Today, we will be exploring the top 5 ways you can prepare your mahi mahi in the air fryer.

How To Air Fry Mahi Mahi: Recipes

How To Air Fry Baja Mahi Mahi For Tacos

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients

Fried Fish:
  • mahi mahi fillets, 1 pound (454 g)
  • all-purpose flour, ½ cup
  • garlic powder, 1 teaspoon
  • kosher salt, 1 teaspoon
  • cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon
  • mayonnaise, ½ cup
  • milk, 3 tablespoons
  • panko breadcrumbs, 1¾ cups
  • Vegetable oil, for spraying
Tacos:
  • corn tortillas, 8
  • red or green cabbage, ¼ head, shredded
  • avocado, 1 ripe, halved and each half cut into 4 slices
  • Pico de Gallo or other fresh salsa, 12 ounces (340 g)
  • Dollop of Mexican crema
  • lime, 1, cut into wedges

Directions

Make The Fish
  1. To make the fish, cut the fish fillets into strips 3 to 4 inches long and 1 inch wide.
  2. Combine the flour, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper on a plate and whisk to combine.
  3. In a shallow bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and milk together. Place the panko on a separate plate.
  4. Dredge the fish strips in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Dip the strips in the mayonnaise mixture, coating them completely, then dredge in the panko, shaking off any excess. Place the fish strips on a plate or rack.
Prep Your Fryer
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC). Working in batches, spray half the fish strips with oil and arrange them in the air fryer basket, taking care not to crowd them.
Fry Your Mahi Mahi
  1. Cook at the corresponding preset mode or Air Fry for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until the outside is brown and crisp and the inside is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Repeat with the remaining strips.
  3. Heat the tortillas in the microwave or on the stovetop. To assemble the tacos, place 2 fish strips inside each tortilla. Top with shredded cabbage, a slice of avocado, Pico de Gallo, and a dollop of crema. Serve with a lime wedge on the side.

Blackened Mahi Mahi Fillet

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 8 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Blackened seasoning, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 (4-ounce / 113- g) mahi mahi fillets
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, place the beaten egg. In a second shallow bowl, stir together the Blackened seasoning and the brown sugar.
  2. One at a time, dip the fish fillets in the egg, then the brown sugar mixture, coating thoroughly.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 300ºF (149ºC). Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  4. Place the coated fish on the parchment and spritz with oil.
  5. Cook at the corresponding preset mode or Air Fry for 4 minutes. Flip the fish, spritz it with oil, and cook for 4 to 6 minutes more until the fish is white inside and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Serve immediately.

Breaded Mahi Mahi Cakes with Salad Greens

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 12 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients

  • mahi mahi fillets, 1 pound (454 g), cut into chunks
  • fresh basil leaves, ¹⁄₃ cup packed
  • garlic, 3 cloves, crushed
  • smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon
  • salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • pepper, ¼ teaspoon
  • egg, 1 large, beaten
  • panko breadcrumbs, 1 cup
  • Cooking spray
  • Salad greens, for serving

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse mahi mahi, basil, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper until mahi mahi is finely chopped, stirring occasionally. Form into 8 patties, about 2 inches in diameter. Dip each first into the egg, then into the panko, patting to adhere. Spray with oil on one side.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).
  3. Working in batches, place half the cakes in the basket, oil-side down; spray with oil. Cook at the corresponding preset mode or Air Fry for 12 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Serve mahi mahi cakes with salad greens.

Breaded Fish Sticks

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 6 to 8 minutes | Makes 8 fish sticks

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (227 g) mahi mahi fish fillets, cut into ½×3-inch strips
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390ºF (199ºC).
  2. Season the fish strips with salt to taste, if desired.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate. Roll the fish strips in the bread crumbs to coat. Spritz the fish strips with cooking spray.
  4. Arrange the fish strips in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at the corresponding preset mode or Air Fry for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Cajun Mahi Mahi Fillets

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 6 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 (4-ounce / 113-g) mahi mahi fillets
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup Cajun seasoning

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk the flour and cornmeal until blended. Place the egg in a second shallow bowl and the Cajun seasoning in a third shallow bowl.
  2. One at a time, dip the mahi mahi fillets in the breading, the egg, and the Cajun seasoning, coating thoroughly.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 300ºF (149ºC). Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.
  4. Place the coated fish on the parchment and spritz with oil.
  5. Cook at the corresponding preset mode or Air Fry for 3 minutes. Flip the fish, spritz it with oil, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes more until the fish flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC). Serve warm.

Bottom Line:

Mahi Mahi Mahi has a distinct flavor that is generally sweet and sort of mild. It is firm in texture which makes it perfect for frying, roasting, and baking.

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