Cajun Maple Mahi-Mahi

"This is so good! I looked for a good recipe for maple glaze for chicken or fish or *whatever* that had the ingredients that I had on hand, but I just couldn't find the right one, so I created this extremely simple recipe myself and it was a success. I guess sometimes, to find the right answers, you have to look within!"
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Ready In:
2 filets




  • Mix all ingredients together except for fish. Spoon mixture over fish.
  • Place fish into shallow pan (sprayed heavily with cooking spray) and sautee with onions if desired for about 3-5 minutes on the first side and 2-3 minutes on the second side. Add more of the syrup mixture if you want.
  • Best served with rice.
  • ***Can also marinate fish for a few hours for maximum flavor.

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  1. Stefanie828
    I made this last night for dinner and it was so easy!! I put a little too much cajun seasoning but that was easily remedied by adding more maple syrup. I don't own a grill, so I baked the fish. So good..definitely making again. Baked at 350 for 20 minutes
  2. KungPao
    Had a little dinner party and followed this recipe with a few changes: doubled the ingredients for 6 mahi steaks, added lemon pepper, lemon juice, and cooked them atop the sauteed onions (with olive oil). Served the mahi on a bed of fresh spinach and drizzled the juice & onions on top. Everyone LOVED it (including me!!) Thanks so much.
  3. denisestone
    The store was out of Mahi Mahi, so I used Salmon. I got home and was out of Cajun Spice, so I used Chili Pepper. I wasn't sure how to grill, so I baked it uncovered for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. STILL CAME OUT BEAUTIFUL! Yummy! Will definitely do this again.
  4. 909692
    This was so easy that my eight yr. old made it all by himself, and it was so good. We will make this again!
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  1. Cookin4GoodLookin
    I used the stated 3/4 Tbs of cajun spices (which I made myself from the Cajun Seasoning recipe on this site), but would definetly cut that back to 1/2 Tb and increase the maple syrup to almost 1/4 c. I also used fresh minced garlic instead of the garlic powder, and I broiled it rather than grilled it.


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