Cilantro Crusted Mahi Mahi

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have never been a huge fan of fish, but this is a mild, simple and delicious tasting entree! I like to make it with tilapia as well. You could probably use any mild tasting white fish. I have also used dried cilantro when my store was out of fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge only one side of each fillet in the cilantro.
  5. Place fish, cilantro side down, into the hot olive oil, being careful not to crowd the pan.
  6. Cook until cilantro is crisp, checking often not to burn. (I check after 1 minute, then every 30 seconds after that.).
  7. Turn fish over, then place in preheated oven.
  8. Bake for 3-5 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  9. If you do not have a large oven proof skillet, you can cook fish a couple of fillets at a time, then transfer to a baking dish to finish cooking. You can use less oil or nonstick spray if using a nonstick pan, just remember to add more before adding more fish. Add extra cooking time since the dish is not preheated.


Most Helpful

This is a great recipe. Totally easy to make and works great over a bed of sauteed spinach. I added some bread crumbs which provided a nice crunch.

admullins September 07, 2007

I have never had good results with dried cilantro, it seems to be the worst herb for losing flavor when it dries. Do you have a secret?

k2mariek November 18, 2015

Was nice for fish night to use with fresh cilantro. Needed something else though. Lemon, more seasoning?

Shabby Sign Shoppe June 30, 2014

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