Recipe By Fiestaqueen
Published Apr 2nd
Soft Mahi Mahi Tacos with Ginger-Lime Dressing
Prep 50m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 6 tacos Calories 324.1

A warm, flavorful dish filled with mahi-mahi, fresh fruit and an exotic ginger-lime dressing. Unique, yet tasteful, this recipe is inspired by the fresh seafood recipes in Mexico and Central America. I serve chips and salsa on the side.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 (3 ounce) fillets mahi mahi fillets
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 large mango - peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 6 (6 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the mahi-mahi with salt and pepper. Cook the fillets in the hot oil until the fish is golden brown on each side, and no longer translucent in the center, about 3 minutes per side.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, whisk together the sour cream, lime juice, ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Gently combine the mango, pineapple, avocado, and jalapeno in a bowl.
  3. 3 To assemble, place a cooked mahi-mahi fillet into the center of a warmed tortilla. Place a scoop of the mango salsa onto the fish, then drizzle with the sour cream sauce, and finish with a generous pinch of chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 324.1
  • Carbohydrate 33 g
  • Cholesterol 67.7 mg
  • Fat 13.2 g
  • Fiber 4.9 g
  • Protein 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Sodium 292.6 mg
  • Sugar 11.3 g


  1. The ginger lime dressing is delicious and could go with just about any fish taco not just mahi mahi. I replaced the salsa recipe with my own because I prefer tomatoes to avacadoes. Also shredded cheese on the tacos is a good compliment. I would recommend adding shredded lettuce beans or rice to the taco - Read more ...
  2. "THe best fish taco i've ever had" says the boyfriend. It really was delicious. I was tempted to add more seasoning to the fish, but didn't (glad I didn't). Tempted to skip the sour cream sauce (really glad I didn't). If you taste it on it's own, the sauce may seem a little out of - Read more ...
  3. I came to the conclusion that my family does not like fish tacos. We like mahi mahi but I don't think that the salsa or the sour cream sauce went with the fish. I made the recipe exactly as followed. We ended up eating the fish plain and used the salsa with corn chips (after - Read more ...
  4. Someone gave us some Mahi Mahi and I wasn't sure what to do with it but found this recipe. Mangos aren't in season here in Puerto Rico right now so I left them out. Both the sauce and the salsa were still amazing! I recommend fresh pineapple because the acids preserve the color of the - Read more ...
  5. The family ooo-ed and ahhh-ed over this one and claimed the recipe was a keeper! The flavors blend nicely: it's just the right amount of sweet creamy savory and heat. I was even complimented on how the textures blended so well. The only complaint was that the ginger sauce ran out too soon. Next time - Read more ...
  6. These turned out really well. I made them as directed but ended up really increasing the heat and flavor of the sauce and the salsa towards the end. I think a green taco sauce would be excellent with this to counter the sweetness in addition to the ginger-lime dressing and fruit salsa. I added red - Read more ...
  7. I just got back from a trip to Hawaii and was craving a fish taco like the one I had at a restaurant there. This comes VERY close...but without the view of the ocean! I even used a frozen mix of pineapple mango and papaya and it turned out lovely. Also I didn't have mahi - Read more ...
  8. Very good and tasty. Next time though I might do without the s.c sauce. Was sort of bitter compared to the rest of the taco...but overall...excellent
  9. I absolutely loved this and it's super easy! I didn't have time to make fresh salsa so I used a good quality salsa and just added fresh mango. It was quite good.
  10. Wonderful recipe! I put red onions into the salsa that added a nice kick, as well as a second jalapeño. The dressing was delicious...some extra cumin gives it a some good spice. This was fast and easy to make, and everyone loved it.