My family enjoys fried fish, but I’m not a fan of the excessive amounts of calories, fat, and oil that come with conventional deep-frying techniques. Since panko breading makes this mahi mahi so delicious, I prefer to make it that way.
The mahi mahi should be cooked to your liking by air frying it for 8 minutes at 400°F, flipping it over, spritzing it with olive oil, and seasoning.
This recipe for mahi mahi is the ideal fusion of the fish’s gorgeous flaky texture, sweet flavor, and a touch of heat from the taco seasoning. This fish is much leaner than fish like salmon or sardines, which makes it a good choice for those of you who are trying to get healthy because it is packed with good Omega 3 fats.
You only need two ingredients to make air-fried Mahi Mahi:
- Mahi Mahi fillet. You can use either fresh or frozen ingredients; however, if you choose to use frozen, make sure to fully thaw them before you begin cooking. Learn more about safely defrosting Mahi Mahi in the sections below.
- Taco seasoning. Use your preferred taco seasoning to make your Mahi Mahi as mild or spicy as you like! If you don’t have taco seasoning, make your own by mixing ingredients like paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, sugar, and salt.
Olive oil or cooking spray are additional ingredients you’ll need.
How to Make Mahi Mahi in the Air Fryer
- With a paper towel, first pat the fish dry.
- The Mahi Mahi should then be brushed or sprayed with olive oil before being rolled in the seasoning. To ensure even coverage, make sure to cover both sides.
- When the fish is properly seasoned, put it in the air fryer basket and cook it for 10 minutes at 400°F, or until it flakes easily.
- Serve and take pleasure in that.
Don’t wait too long to begin eating your air-fried fish; it tastes best when you serve it right away.
To be safe to eat, Mahi Mahi must have an internal temperature of 137°F. Utilizing an instant meat thermometer, you can verify this.
How to Defrost Mahi Mahi
Make sure your fish is packaged in vacuum-sealed packaging before defrosting it; most fish you buy will be. When fish is defrosted outside of its packaging, it may become waterlogged and lose flavor.
Take out the fish from its packaging, put it in a dish, and then fill the dish with ice water from the faucet. Do not use warm or hot water as this will heat the fish too quickly.
Spend 15 to 20 minutes letting your fish soak in the cold water.
And it will now be sufficiently defrosted to begin cooking.
How Long to Cook Mahi Mahi in Air Fryer
Mahi Mahi in an air fryer needs about 10 minutes to cook. To ensure that the fish fillet is safe to eat, you must cook it until the internal temperature reaches 137°F.
But be careful; overcooking the fish can dry it out and cause you to lose some of its succulent texture and mouthwatering flavor.
How to Cook Frozen Mahi Mahi in Air Fryer
Put the fish in the air fryer basket, spritz with olive oil, and season. Mahi mahi should be cooked according to your preferences after 5 to 8 minutes of air frying at 400°F, flipping, and seasoning.
When an instant meat thermometer reads 137°F, mahi mahi is considered safe to eat.
What to Serve With Mahi Mahi
There are so many different ways to serve this simple Mahi Mahi recipe, so I frequently make it!
- Mahi Mahi tacos. In my home, tacos are a favorite food. With a fork, simply flake the air-fried Mahi Mahi, then serve it with slaw, salsa, and avocado on a warm tortilla made from almond flour. Make a batch of black bean and corn salsa to serve with them if you want to make them even more delectable.
- Mahi sandwich. Along with your fish fillet, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, and mashed avocado on a roll, serve.
- With salad. A straightforward salad, like this massaged kale and apple salad, goes great with air-fried mahi mahi.
- With roasted veggies. A plate of your favorite crunchy roasted vegetables and fish has a special appeal.
- and brussels sprouts, as well as mashed cauliflower. For a quick and impressive meal, prepare some air-fried brussels sprouts and some instant pot mashed cauliflower to serve with your Mahi Mahi.
How to Store Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi cooked fish can be kept in the freezer or refrigerator.
- To store in the fridge, either wrap your fish in plastic wrap or seal in shallow airtight containers and ensure that you refrigerate them within two hours of cooking. For 3–4 days, mahi mahi will keep in the refrigerator.
- To freeze Mahi Mahi, seal it in heavy-duty freezer bags, shallow airtight plastic containers, or wrap in freezer wrap. Within two hours of cooking, freeze. It will last for two to three months in the freezer.
How to Reheat Air Fryer Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi can be heated up in an air fryer from either frozen or chilled.
The air fryer should first be preheated for about 5 minutes to 400°F. After that, add the fish to the air fryer after lightly coating it in oil. In order to ensure even heating, add the Mahi Mahi fillets in a single layer.
- For refrigerated Cook mahi mahi in the air fryer for about 6 minutes, turning halfway through.
- For frozen Mahi Mahi, extend the period of time by 5 to 15 minutes. However, remember to switch halfway through.
Make sure it has been thoroughly reheated by using a meat thermometer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Temperature Should Mahi Mahi Be Cooked At?
Place the seasoned fillets on the heated grill and cook about 4 minutes on each side or until the fillets reach an internal temperature of 145° F.
How Long Do You Cook Fish in the Air Fryer?
Any fish can be cooked to perfection at 200C/400F because the high heat quickly cooks the food while maintaining the outside of the fish’s tenderness and its center’s soft, flaky texture.
Can I Use Frozen Mahi Mahi Fillets?
Of course, you could use frozen Mahi Mahi fillets in this dish. Prior to seasoning it, make sure the food is completely thawed.