recipe: grilled mahi mahi with tamari and orange sauce with side of black bean salsa

grilled mahi mahi with black bean salsai had some mahi mahi in the fridge so i went online to look for a recipe. this came from an unexpected source – an appliance company with an extensive recipe library. the ingredients fit within my little one’s allergy restrictions as well as matched our flavor palette.

the mahi mahi i had was thinner than the original recipe but the flavor was just as tasty. in the salsa, i skipped the scallions (because I didn’t have it) , cilantro (not a fan) and jalapeño (to keep it toddler-friendly) and added avocado for extra flavor although i do look forward to making the salsa another time with some of the ingredients i omitted. despite my substitutions, it was a great dish. quick prep, easy to make and lots of flavor.

for a side dish, with the remaining sauce on the grill, i threw in some string beans to soak up the flavor. it was a great pair to the fish and salsa. i can imagine the flavor working well for broccoli or asparagus as well. give it a try!

cooking tools

  • grill



  • grilled mahi mahi with black bean salsa½ cup tamari sauce (gluten free) -or-
    ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup organic tomato paste -or-
    ¼ cup organic ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • black pepper, fresh ground


  • 4 8-ounce Mahi Mahi steaks or fillets, about 1 inch
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, for greasing the grill grates


  • grilled mahi mahi with black bean salsa2 cups organic cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 large scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced *optional
  • ¼ cup cilantro, fresh chopped *optional
  • 1 large jalapeño, finely chopped *optional
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, about 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

side dish

  • vegetables of choice


grilled mahi mahi with black bean salsaadd sauce ingredients in a flat mixing bowl and mix well. add the fish fillets and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 – 45 minutes.

grilled mahi mahi with black bean salsawhile the fish fillet is marinating, toss the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. add some salt to taste and set aside to let the flavors develop.

oil the grill. lay the fish on the grill for 3 minutes. flip over and grill for 1 – 2 more minutes. serve with the black bean salsa and lime wedges.

resources: Grilled Mahi Mahi with Black Bean Salsa from Fagor America Recipe Library

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