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Blackened Mahi Mahi & cajun spice rub
Blackened Mahi Mahi & Homemade Cajun Spice Rub
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Blackened Mahi Mahi & Homemade Cajun Spice Rub is your favorite fish fillet coated in Cajun spices and pan seared to perfection. Paprika, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, and more combine to make the perfect flavor combination. This dish has spicy kick to it, and is perfect for pairing with a salad or even in a fish taco. 

Servings: 6 fillets
Calories: 209 kcal
  • 6 4oz mahi mahi fillets
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all spices (paprika, mustard, cayenne, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, thyme, salt, garlic, onion powder).

  2. Lay mahi mahi on a plate. Brush fillets evenly with 1 tbsp olive oil. 

  3. Sprinkle half of seasoning evenly over all fillets, patting down to make sure it sticks to fish. Flip fish over and repeat on other side. 

  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining olive oil. 

  5. Once the pan is hot, add each fillet. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until bottom side looks charred. Turn over fish and repeat for the other side. 

  6. When fish is cooked through, remove from pan. 

Recipe Notes

Try not to move fish too much while it's cooking!

This dish can get a bit smokey when cooking. 

**Nutrition is per 1 Fillet**

Nutrition Facts
Blackened Mahi Mahi & Homemade Cajun Spice Rub
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 481mg21%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.