This Lemon Butter Caper Mahi Mahi is made with mahi mahi, butter, garlic, white wine, lemon, capers, and parsley.
If you are looking for an amazing South Florida eats, Mahi Mahi is a very popular dish here. The best way to make it? Lemons, capers, and lots and lots of butter.
What is the best wine to pair this dish?
I would pair this dish with a white wine, specifically this Spanish wine from Galicia called Albariño. It is incredible!
What is a good side dish for mahi mahi?
I almost always recommend grilled asparagus!
How to make Lemon Butter Caper Mahi Mahi
Please start by patting the mahi mahi dry on a plate with paper towels. You want to get rid of excess moisture so the fish doesn’t release water.
In a large skillet, start by cooking the mahi mahi with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness. Remove the mahi mahi and set on a plate.
In a large skillet, add the butter and wait until it melts. Place lemon slices on the pan, 1 minute on each side until the lemon caramelizes. With tongs, remove the lemon and place on an other separate plate. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add wine and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the whole bottle of capers with the juice and add the mahi mahi back in the large pan. Cook for another 3 minutes, spooning sauce over fish. Remove from the pan and add salt and pepper as desired.
Garnish with parsley.
Other dishes to try
- PORK SCHNITZEL WITH LEMON BUTTER
- OREGANO LEMON BUTTER SCALLOPS WITH CHERRY TOMATOES
- BREADED LEMON CHICKEN