Seared Mahi Mahi Portions with Zesty Basil Butter

Seared Mahi with Basil Butter


Total Time:  25 min                 Yield: 4 servings

Prep:            10 min                 Level: Easy

Cook:           15 min






  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) mahi mahi portions




Zesty Basil Butter:

Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil in a medium saucepan and cook over   low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Cover and keep warm over low heat.


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the fish for 3 minutes; then turn and cook until just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the portions to individual plates.


Spoon the warm basil butter over the fish and serve.


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