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Lemon Tomato Caper Marinated Mahi Mahi Recipe

Mahi Mahi Baked Recipe

Marinated Baked Mahi Mahi is a delicious, light and healthy dish. Great for entertaining or a casual weeknight dinner, it's made with tomatoes, lemon and capers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword fish for dinner party, light and healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • cup capers, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup shallots, finely chopped
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • teaspoon garlic, minced
  • zest of 1 small to medium-sized lemon
  • juice of 1 small to medium-sized lemon
  • cups tomatoes, washed and dried, thinly sliced
  • 4 (approximately 5-ounce) wild-caught Mahi Mahi fillets
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine the capers, shallots, oil, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Spread a tablespoon or so of the marinade to the bottom of an (approximately 9 X 9 X 3 -inch) baking dish. Then place about half of the tomato slices in a single layer on top and drizzle a bit more of the marinade over them.
  3. Dredge the fish fillets into the marinade, coating them well and then place them on top of the marinade-drizzled tomato slices. Evenly distribute the remaining marinade over the fish fillets, followed by the remaining tomato slices -- they should completely coat the fish.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

  5. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  6. Remove the plastic, season with salt and pepper, and place in the preheated 450°F oven. Bake just until he fish is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

  7. Serve!