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Thai Inspired Mahi Mah on a ceramic, brightly colored fish platter.

Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi Recipe

Fresh and gorgeous Thai flavors blend together perfectly to make this Thai Baked Mahi Mahi over-the-top-delicious.

Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Keyword healthy dinner recipe, fish for dinner party
Prep Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 148 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • tablespoons fresh mint, washed and dried, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Thai basil (or other basil is okay too), washed and dried, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, washed and dried, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass (click here for how to cut the lemongrass), washed and dried, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger pulp
  • 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, grated (or 1/2 teaspoon dry, ground turmeric)
  • ¼ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 approximately (5-ounce) Mahi Mahi fillets
  • grapeseed oil for the pan
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. To make the marinade, add all of the ingredients -- except the Mahi Mahi, oil, salt and Pepper -- to a small bowl. Mix everything together until it's evenly incorporated and well blended.
  2. Pour about half of the marinade into an approximately 9 X 13-inch baking dish, and place the the Mahi Mahi fillets on top. Then pour the remaining marinade evenly over them.
  3. Cover tightly with plastic and marinate in the refrigerator for approximately 6 hours, turn the fillets over a couple of times during that time period.
  4. Remove the marinated fillets from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 450°F, and sprinkle both sides of the marinated fish with salt and pepper.

  5. Place the fish in the oven and bake until it's almost cooked through, but slightly translucent in the center. You should easily be able to flake it apart with a fork. The baking time should be 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.