Recipe By Janell Kendall
Published Mar 19th
Maple Cajun Mahi Mahi
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 2 servings Calories 218.7

This fish has a sweet and spicy flavor that goes well with buttered rice.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets mahi mahi fillets, rinsed and patted dry

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. 2 Stir the maple syrup, Cajun seasoning, and garlic powder together in a small bowl.
  3. 3 Brush the maple syrup mixture over the mahi mahi fillets.
  4. 4 Cook the mahi mahi in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 218.7
  • Carbohydrate 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol 81.8 mg
  • Fat 7.8 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Sodium 811.4 mg
  • Sugar 12.1 g


  1. This was good and spicy! I didn't have Cajun seasoning, so I made the "Simple Cajun Seasoning" recipe on this site. Instead of brushing the seasoning on, I threw it in a ziploc with the Mahi Mahi for 5-10 minutes, then cooked it under the broiler. My 6 year old said, this is a 5 - Read more ...
  2. I am making this for the second time since Christmas. The flavors definitely draw you back and it is easy to prepare and company worthy. I used the "lite" version of Tony Chachere's as my creole seasoning. It is lite on salt - not on heat! I am making a double batch of the sauce - Read more ...
  3. This is now my absolute favorite way to cook fish. Other reviewers have said that a lot depends on the cajun seasoning that you use, and it definitely does. My grocery store generic is way too mild for this, so I usually toss in a little cayenne pepper. I don't always like spicy food, but - Read more ...
  4. This recipe just didn't quite do it for us, although it certainly was easy. I cooked a batch of rice and while that was simmering, I mixed the spices with the syrup. While the fish was cooking, I tossed a spring greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, which was an excellent complement to the rice and - Read more ...
  5. This is going to be one of my favorite recipes! I loved this and it was so easy to make......not to mention fast which is a must when you have a baby! We have made this twice with two different cajun seasonings....just remember not all brands of cajun seasoning are created equal! We love "Slap - Read more ...
  6. I was looking for a quick and easy recipe and stumbled across this. I only had cod, but it worked perfectly. I followed the recipe (almost) exactly. It was spicy and delicious. Highly recommended.
  7. This syrup mixture is sweet and spicy and delicious! I brushed it over salmon and baked it in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  8. This was definitely spicy for our taste but it was approved to try again so this recipe gets a solid 4 stars. I could see the paste complementing any firm fish such as salmon and I think it would also be good on shrimp. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
  9. This was very yummy and fast. I was worried the maple syrup was going to make it too sweet, but it was well balanced with the Cajun seasoning.