Recipe By "Motley" & "Evil"
Published Jul 10th
Creamy Crab Pesto over Mahi Mahi
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 2 servings Calories 553.2

A taste of the ocean! Creamy pesto sauce with lump crab meat over a delicious fillet of mahi mahi. This dish also works well with a parma rosa sauce and catfish!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets mahi mahi
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • 1 (1.2 ounce) package creamy pesto sauce mix
  • 4 ounces fresh crabmeat
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a small amount of the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Season mahi mahi with oregano, salt, and white pepper; cook in skillet until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 7 to 10 minutes per side.
  2. 2 While fish cooks, whisk remaining olive oil, milk, and creamy pesto sauce mix together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook, stirring regularly, until it begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir crabmeat into the sauce.
  3. 3 Transfer cooked mahi mahi to plates and spoon sauce over the fish.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 553.2
  • Carbohydrate 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol 131.9 mg
  • Fat 35 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 40.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.9 g
  • Sodium 1432 mg
  • Sugar 12.5 g


  1. Very good and easy to make. I added basil with the oregano and had to use canned crab. We don t get much fresh crab in Tn.
  2. First let me start by saying I stopped liking fish a while back (not sure why) but I still like shrimp and crab. So I tried this recipe because my husband still likes fish. I really couldn't stop eating the sauce. I'm already pondering what type angel hair pasta to pour it over next! I - Read more ...
  3. Not as flavorful as I had hoped.
  4. This recipe has so very much to offer and when I followed the recipe I felt it was lacking just a few minor points. First of all be sure to season the fish well with all the seasonings. We felt the sauce was lacking just a little and when I looked at the package it - Read more ...
  5. Delicious! The perfect compliment to mahi mahi. I used half cream half milk because I only had 2% but it was amazing! Will definitely make this again.