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How to Poach Mahi-Mahi

Whether you poach Mahi-Mahi or your favorite fish, this cooking technique will be one you'll rely on time and time again.  It's easy to modify and always produces a moist and flavorful fish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: French
Keyword: mahi-mahi, poached fish
Servings: 2
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 1 stalk celery rough cut
  • 1 medium carrot rough cut
  • 1/2 medium onion rough cut
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounce mahi-mahi 2 fillets
  • 4 jumbo shrimp shell on
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • 1 lemon zest only
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup grape tomatoe s cut half long way
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Rinse then pat dry the Mahi fillets with paper towels
  • Season the filets with sea salt and black pepper
  • In a large heated skillet add the olive oil (medium high heat)
  • Add the Mahi-Mahi fillets, garlic and veggies
  • After 1 minute in the hot skillet, gently turn the fillets over and continue cooking for another minute
  • Remove the Mahi from the skillet and set aside
  • Add the white wine, stock and lemon juice to the skillet. Bring to a boil and allow the stock to reduce by half.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and return the Mahi to the pan along with shrimp, spinach and tomatoes. Sprinkle half the lemon zest on top of the Mahi.
  • Allow Mahi and other ingredients to continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.
    If you'd like to test teh fish to see if its done insert a very sharp knife into the thickest part to see if its done cooking.
  • Remove fish and shrimp and plate over rice
  • Add butter to pan and mix well until melted
  • Serve spinach mixture with mahi over rice.
  • **You can peel the shrimp if you like before serving or simply have your guests peel them with the dinner.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 1246mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4385IU | Vitamin C: 64.5mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4mg