Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Caponata

Although I readily admit that fish is not one of my favorite dishes, I do try to get it on my home menu a few times a month depending upon what looks good in the market.  I consider myself very lucky to have good reliable sources for fresh seafood, which does make choosing the right fish much easier.

Lisa is willing to try just about any type of seafood I bring home and I can usually tell if she’s just being polite or whether she really enjoyed the meal.  With my Grilled Mahi, there was no question, although I think she liked the caponata better than the Mahi-Mahi.

mahi mahi with caponata

I do enjoy grilling fish, but if it gets too cold or just can’t grill, you can easily roast this fish instead.  Just a little olive oil sea salt and black pepper and your in business.  Twenty minutes in the oven at 350 degrees should do it nicely, just don’t forget to add a little water to your pan to keep the Mahi-Mahi from drying out.

mahi mahi with caponata

Serve this up with your favorite side dish, and enjoy a delicious restaurant style meal in the comfort of your own home, for a fraction of the cost.

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Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Caponata
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
  • 12-14 ounces Mahi-Mahi skin removed
  • 1 medium eggplant peeled, grilled, small dice
  • 1 small zucchini sliced longway, grilled , small dice
  • ½ cup of assorted pitted olives, small dice
  • 1 medium tomato, small dice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  1. coat eggplant and zucchini in olive oil season with sea salt and pepper and grill or roast until barely cooked.
  2. dice eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and olives (cut in a small dice)
  3. mix in a bowl with chopped basil, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes, and sea salt to taste
  1. Lightly coat mahi-mahi with olive oil, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Grill mahi-mahi over high heat 7-10 minutes on each side (if roasting, place mahi-mahi in a baking dish with a little water in the pan and roast at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
*Eggplant, and zucchini can be roasted if grilling is not an option


Thanks for stopping by today, stay warm and stay full!


  1. Such a nice presentation and the caponata sounds like a perfect topping!

  2. Oh I just love fish and seafood! This will be a great menu idea for meatless Fridays and Lent in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing! Perhaps I’ll put some mango on my magi-mahi ~ what do you think, Chef Dennis? 🙂

  3. I love fish, though Mahi-Mahi is a bit too smelly for me. But I love this recipe.

  4. I love caponata on anything – but I’ve never tried fish. What a light and tasty dinner.

  5. I love this healthy preparation of mahi-mahi. Now if it was just a bit warmer outside, I might turn on the grill.

  6. very nicely done – I just bought some Mahi Mahi, one of my favorites…hope things are warming up a bit in your neck of the woods

  7. I made this last night and it was a huge hit w the Fam! Even the little ones loved it! Thanks so much for sharing Dennis.


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