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Turning the classic ingredients of a mojito - mint, lime, and rum - into a sweet and savory marinade for a fresh piece of grilled fish will have you dreaming of the beach. Kate, Recipe Hunter

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Grilled Mojito Mahi Mahi

Your new favorite marinade

Grilled Mojito Mahi Mahi

This is one of those recipes that makes you scratch your head at first but then makes perfect sense! We love cooking with booze (and saving a little nip for the cook) and the creative marinade behind this simple grilled fish dish just works. When making a Mojito, the classic Cuban cocktail, lime and mint are muddled with sugar then combined with rum for a refreshing cocktail. This recipe takes many of the same ingredients with a couple of shallots for an onion-y bite and turns them into a tangy, savory, and sweet marinade that’s perfect for a firm-fleshed white fish like Mahi Mahi. Already too cold in your neck of the woods to fire up the grill? No problem – brush of some of the extra marinade and sear the fish over high heat in a pan to feel like you’re on the beach.

Grilled Mojito Mahi Mahi


  • 1 pound mahi mahi filets
  • 2 shallots, peeled and trimmed
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup rum
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  1. In a blender, combine the shallots, mint, rum, lime zest, lime juice, honey, oil, and salt. Blend until smooth then pour over the mahi mahi. Refrigerate for no more than 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill over medium high heat and lightly oil the grates. Shake off the excess marinade from the fish and grill for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through.


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  • Lauren @ Part Time House Wife

    SO excited to be featured! Thank you!!!

  • Liz

    Link is broken, please bring back this recipe!