Grilled Mahi Mahi with Garlic Caper Sauce #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 27 comments

in Farmer's Market Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Sunday Supper, Weekday Supper

I don’t know that anyone has inspired me to cook, more than Sara Moulton.  She is one of the first cooking shows that I can remember watching on television.  At that time, I had four little ones and would love to sit in the family room, keeping them entertained and planning what to make for dinner.   What I loved about Sara was that her ingredients were always simple, not too complicated and I could always count on inspiration for that evenings meal.

I loved introducing my children to new things at a young age and I could remember it was after watching an episode that Sara featured chickpeas that I decided to introduce them to my family.  We fell in love with them and to this day adore chickpeas as a side, a main and drool over really good hummus.

I was determined that since I am married to the pickiest human being alive, I would not raise children that way.  I wanted my children to try different tastes, textures and foods from different cultures.  I love fish and was determined that I would raise children to love fish as well.  I can remember watching Sara cook Mahi Mahi for the first time.  It was a fish that I had not tried making at home but Sara’s recipe was so simple that I was determined to try it out on my family.

If you haven’t had fresh Mahi Mahi, you must try it.  There is nothing fishy about it and it cooks very quickly for a quick weekday supper for the family.  Many times we just simply grill the Mahi Mahi and then there are times when I like to get a little more fancy and will add a Garlic Caper Sauce.  I can tell you that Grilled Mahi Mahi with Garlic Caper Sauce is one of our absolute favorites that the entire family enjoys time and time again.  If you desire to try the Mahi Mahi with the Garlic Caper Sauce, here is the recipe.

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Per Serving 445 calories

Fat 39 g

Carbs 1 g

Protein 22 g


Grilled Mahi Mahi


  • 1/2 Cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Four 6-ounce mahimahi steaks, approximately 1 ¾ inches thick
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • High Quality Extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle


  1. Heat the grill to medium.
  2. Rub the Mahi Mahi with olive oil and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the fish over the medium heat on the grill.
  4. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. When finished, the fish should feel like the fleshy part of your palm.
  6. Transfer the cooked fish to four serving plates.
  7. Drizzle with high quality extra-virgin olive oil
  8. Top with Garlic Caper Sauce if desired. We love it plain or with the sauce

Sara Moulton Everyday Family Dinners You can imagine how honored I am to feature Sara Moulton during this week’s #SundaySupper.  I already adored this woman and having the opportunity to get to know her over the last couple of months, has made me admire and respect her more than words can say.  I love that when I spoke to her a couple of days ago, she was getting ready to prepare dinner for her daughter’s  birthday.  She too is a believer that memories and traditions around the family table are one of the best gifts we can give our families!

Please join me in welcoming Sara Moulton to #SundaySupper this week.  Join us at 7pm Eastern Time for this special event.   As you can tell, words can not express how thrilled I am to feature Sara and the recipes that have inspired me for years.   Sara is going to chat about her favorite recipes, answer questions and share some Julia Child moments.  I can’t wait to hear her stories.

We are so excited for this event and want to share recipes from Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners with all of you.  Join the chat and follow the bloggers listed below.   Selected bloggers will be giving away a copy of this must have cookbook.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacy July 7, 2013 at 6:11 am

I think I could eat that sauce with a spoon, Isabel, never mind adding it to fish or potatoes or any of your other great suggestions. On the other hand, the grilled mahi mahi looks delicious with the little studs of green! How can children of a Portuguese mother NOT like fish?! I think it’s in your blood.

I am so sorry I can’t attend the conference, if only to meet you and all of the other lovely Sunday Supper participants who will be there. Here’s hoping you make it an annual event!


The Ninja Baker July 7, 2013 at 6:31 am

Your mahi-mahi looks sooo good, Isabel.

Love the story of minding your children and planning dinner with Sara Moulton =)


Diana @EatMoveShine July 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

What a beautiful presentation and delicious and healthy recipe! I’m also really excited about the sauce recipe and can’t wait to try it on shrimp, too- yum!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers July 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

I have never had mahi mahi! Yours looks incredible! I just love Sara Moulton! I remember watching her on Food Network about 10 years ago and thought how amazing she and her dishes are. I loved cooking shows like that.


Renee - Kudos Kitchen July 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

I love, love, love mahi mahi and that garlic caper sauce sounds positively divine!!!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s perfect!


Renee July 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

I love mahi mahi and can’t think of a better way to prepare it than grilling. The addition of a garlic caper sauce is the perfect way to finish it. It’s a meal I could eat time and time again.


Cindys Recipes and Writings July 7, 2013 at 10:10 am

I was alway big on introducing new foods at dinner. I subscribed to “You have to at least taste it” philosophy. Lucky for me there weren’t a lot of battles! I love capers with fish, this sounds so good!


Jen @JuanitasCocina July 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

Of course I want the caper sauce! It’s a requirement, right?


Jennie @themessybakerblog July 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

Isabel, this mahi mahi looks so delicious. I’m in love with that sauce. Yum!


Katie July 7, 2013 at 10:35 am

Mahi – YUM!

It’s funny, I never really liked or ate seafood until my family moved to Florida. Spending a lot of my childhood in Wisconsin and Michigan didn’t exactly lend itself to a ton of fresh seafood like we have here. Mahi was actually the first type of fish I tried and enjoyed when we got to FL – it really does have a great texture and mild flavor. Love it!


Liz July 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

I think are hubbies need to arm wrestle for the title of Pickiest Human Being alive…mine is definitely a contender! Your mahi mahi looks amazing…I know “I’d” love it ;)


Liz July 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

“our” not are…yikes.


Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) July 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I need to venture beyond salmon and cod buy some mahi mahi every once in a while. Sara is certainly an inspiration and am so excited for this event and even more excited to meet her (and see you and the crew) in a couple of weeks!

By the way, I would definitely opt for the garlic caper sauce!


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons July 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I agree – Sara’s show was one of my first memories of “food tv” and I was simply mesmerized by her, her style of cooking, and her recipes. A friend of mine was just asking me yesterday about how to prepare mahi-mahi, so I’ll send this to her right now. Thanks Isabel!


Heather @girlichef July 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Mmmm…I love Mahi Mahi! One of my favorite things ever to make (which I haven’t blogged about…what’s wrong with me) is a Hawaiian Mahi Slider…omg! This sounds amazing – you had me at garlic.


Hezzi-D July 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Oh wow the garlic caper sauce sounds great over top of grilled mahi mahi. It looks beautiful.


Bea July 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I always look for ways to add fish to our diet as my knowledge is limited to making salmon :). Your Mahi Mahi looks delicious, and the caper sauce sounds absolutely fantastic!!!

Thank you so much, Isabel :)


kathia Rodriguez July 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

We love fish in our house and your recipe look amazing, i will try this soon.


Pam @ Blueberries And Blessings July 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

This sounds right up my family’s alley! I love your plate, too – just beautiful!


Camille @ Growing Up Gabel July 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I love caper sauce on pretty much anything! I usually use it over chicken but what a great idea to have it over fish!


Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom July 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

your grilled Mahi Mahi looks fantastic! I am seriously bummed I cannot make the conference this 1st year. . I was reading about all of the speakers last night. . I will definitely attend next year! You are amazing and inspirational!


Nicole July 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Sara is amazing and your mahi mahi looks absolutely delicious – I adore that garlic caper sauce so much!
Cannot wait to hear Sara speak and see you and all the other conference peeps. :) I cannot believe it is almost here.


Shannon R July 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm

The garlic caper sauce looks so interesting. I’m thinking it would be great on some veggies like asparagus too. Yum!


Chris Baccus July 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I see we both had some fun with capers this Sunday! The fish looks amazing.


Debra Elliott July 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

Thanks for stopping by. I’ve never had Mahi Mahi, but I might have to try after seeing this yummy recipe!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal July 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I LOVE mahi. My husband and I were just discussing how we don’t understand people that don’t eat fish. A mild fish like mahi is just so melt in your mouth good and not fishy at all, that I don’t get it.

Obviously I love this recipe and I need to run to the store so we can have it for dinner tomorrow.


cquek July 10, 2013 at 6:32 am

This looks and sounds great. Is very hard to get mahi mahi in my country


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