Grilled Blackened Mahi Mahi with a Spicy Mango Salsa - Recipe

With the 4th of July fast approaching, the grills are coming out in preparation for the BBQ's and we have just the perfect recipe for your grill. Check out our Grilled Blackened Mahi Mahi with a Spicy Mango Salsa. You are just going to love it!

What you need:

⦁ 3-4 Fillets of Mahi Mahi
⦁ 1 Jalapeno
⦁ 1 Mango (peeled and cubed)
⦁ 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro 
⦁ 1 lime
⦁ 2 tablespoons of olive oil
⦁ 1/3 cup diced pineapple
⦁ 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
⦁ Garlic and Herb seasoning 
⦁ Blackened seasoning

What to do


1. Prepare salsa (up to a day or 2 in advance) by dicing the mango, pineapple, cilantro, and jalapeno. 
2. Mix it all together and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
3. Cut the lime in half and squeeze one half of the lime juice into the mixture. For more of a lime flavor, use the whole lime. 
4. Let the salsa chill and marinate for at least an hour.
5. When ready to cook the fish, place the salsa in a foil packet.


1. Brush the Mahi Mahi with olive oil (approximately 1 tablespoon) 
2. Then coat with lemon juice (fresh or store bought)
3. Sprinkle fillets with blackened seasoning (more or less to your liking)
4. Sprinkle fillets with a Garlic and Herb seasoning 
5. Let marinate for 15 minutes while you prepare the grill or other cooking method


1. Before lighting the grill, rub some olive oil on the grates to help prevent the fish from sticking
2. Light the grill and let it heat up to a medium heat
3. Place the foil packet with the salsa on the top rack of the grill or away from direct heat. (This will steam the salsa and soften the chopped jalapeno and release more flavors)
3. Grill the Mahi Mahi on one side for 5-7 minutes or until the center of the fillet turns white
4. Flip the Mahi Mahi and grill for another 5-7 minutes until cooked all the way through. The fish should have a flaky texture when cooked thoroughly.
5. When ready to serve, top with the Spicy Mango Salsa and enjoy!

Variations: Can serve with chilled salsa, just omit steaming the salsa on the grill. Also, can bake the Mahi Mahi in the oven.


  1. I have been wanting to try mango salsa for a while now, so I need to get on that. This dish sounds heavenly and would make a perfect date night at home dinner.

  2. It's 9:30 A.M and I'm now craving fish!! This looks so delish!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I've never really grilled fish on 4th July, we usually do chicken and ribs. I so want to try this and that spicy mango salsa. Great recipe.

  4. Perfect! Just got back from a successful trip and mango season is practically here!

  5. My husband would love this. Since he is the fish cooker in the family I will have to show this to him so he can take on the challenge.

  6. This looks so yumy, I'll def have to try this recipe!

  7. That looks delicious! I've never tried mango salsa and I'm a bit skeptical since I love my fruit aside from my normal food but this looks too good to pass up.

  8. Wow, that looks amazing. I wonder if my kids would eat the mango salsa though. Amber N

  9. My oldest son loves spicy things. And lately he's into mango. I bet he'd like this!

  10. This sounds like a great recipe to serve when my DIL is visiting. She LOVES mahi mahi!

  11. I love mahi mahi! I had it for the first time in Hawaii and have loved it ever since (such fond memories).

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.