Grilled Mahi-mahi With Pineapple Salsa

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Total Time
1hr 25mins
35 mins
50 mins

This recipe was given to me by one of the ladies I work with.

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  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 ounces shallots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise (2/3cup)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 fresh serrano chilies, minced,including seeds (2 to 3 inches long)
  • 34 pineapple, peeled,cored,and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (4 cups, preferably not labeled "super sweet")
  • 1 12 tablespoons asian fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 13 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets, with skin 1 to 1 1/2 inch-thick


  1. Cook garlic and shallots in 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add chiles and pineapple, then sauté over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until pineapple is softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add fish sauce, sugar, and salt and sauté sambal, stirring, 30 seconds.
  4. Cool to room temperature, then stir in cilantro.
  5. Brush fish all over with remaining tablespoon oil, then season with salt.
  6. Grill, skin sides down, on lightly oiled grill rack, until skin is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Turn fish over and grill until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  8. Serve fish with sambal.
  9. I have grilled these indoors using a grill pan with good results.