A nicely cut piece of fish can turn into a fancy looking dinner without much effort. There is just something about how a delicate filet of fish lays on the plate that makes the meal appear to be a little more classy.  For this particular dinner, I used beautiful portions of Mahi Mahi (also known as Dolphin- the fish, not the “Flipper” kind) that we purchased from a local market on sale.  And by sale, I mean steal, for just $4.99/lb- a terrific price for fresh fish from our local waters.  This meal was so tasty (and healthy and affordable) that I vowed to my husband that once a week we would eat whatever fresh fish was on sale for the week… and if it turns out as good as this meal, ya know I’ll be sharing it with you as well!

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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes


  • 4 8-oz mahi-mahi filets, cleaned
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Cup white cooking wine
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Mix cooking wine, garlic and the juice of one lemon in a small bowl. 
  2. Spoon mixture over piece of fish in a dish and marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Brush or spray flesh side of filets with olive oil and lightly coat with salt and pepper. Add the mahi to the pan flesh side down and cook for about 5 minutes (until golden brown). Turn the fish over, pour remaining marinade over it, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Finish cooking with a 10 minute broil in the oven (or until fish is cooked through).

Serve with additional lemon if desired.
Makes 4 servings