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Blackened Mahi with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

This recipe will surely make you dance in your pants. With spring upon us, we wanted to put a fresh twist on a fish that most people are familiar with. Mahi typically is found in tropical and subtropical waters and what better way to start off spring than with a fish that knows what warmer waters feels like?

All About Mahi

Mahi-Mahi, also known as dolphin fish or Dorado, should not be confused with the mammal dolphins (Porpoises). It originated from the Hawaiian language to prevent any confusion with the other type of dolphins which is why it’s more commonly used. Mahi is a warm water fish and can range anywhere from 3 pounds to 45 pounds. The color of the raw meat varies from off white, to pink, to beige however when cooked, turns white. The texture is firm and flaky with a delicate, but mild sweet taste. Mahi is typically served grilled, fried, baked, steamed, or sauteed.

Like many fish, Mahi is known to have a lot of health benefits such as Vitamin B, Potassium, Selenium, Omega-3 fatty acids, and is a lean protein. Mahi is also known to be very low in mercury.

At Foremost Seafood, our Mahi comes from the Caribbean Islands and/or southern USA and is wild caught. We typically sell our Mahi in fillets with the option for skin on or off. At the moment our fillets are running at $17.99/lb (price subject to change).

Blackened Mahi with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

For this recipe, our very own Monica, decided to give this a try. If you’ve been in our storefront, then you most likely have met Monica. She's been working at Foremost Seafood for 4 years and has recently started getting adventurous with her seafood recipes. She also enjoys vodka cranberries and long walks on the beach, when she can get near one. This was her take on the recipe.

Ingredients for two people

  • 1# Mahi Fillets (skin optional)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Blackening seasoning

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp thyme

  • ¼ tsp cayenne

Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • ½ cup mango

  • 1 medium avocado

  • ¼ cup cilantro

  • 1 juice of a lime


  1. Cut up your Mango Salsa ingredients (cherry tomatoes, mango, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice) and mix in a medium sized bowl. Refrigerate while continuing with the dish.

  2. Combine blackening seasoning together and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  3. After patting the fish dry, coat the fish on all sides, with the blackening seasoning.

  4. Oil a baking pan with olive oil (just enough that the fish won’t stick, don’t over oil). Place fish in a baking pan and place into the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes.

  5. Once the fish is done baking, remove from the oven and plate, topping with the mango salsa that should be chilled.

  6. Enjoy!

At Foremost Seafood

We want you to start your Spring off right and what better way than with Mahi. At Foremost Seafood, we’ve got you covered if you need fresh fish for this recipe or any other recipe you might have in mind. Don’t forget that we love seeing your pictures and hearing about your dishes as well, so make sure you tag us on social media.

We are allowing people to come into our lobby as long as you are wearing a mask and keeping a 6ft distance between you and the next customer. We are located at 1904 Woodman Center Dr., Kettering, Ohio 45420. We are also still offering curbside service. If you’d feel more comfortable doing so, please feel free to give us a call at (937) 298-1986 to place your order ahead of time. Whichever way you choose to pick up your fish, is fine by us. Hope you enjoyed the recipe and we hope to see you soon!

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