Here’s a few of my favorite things….I love fresh flavors. Fresh salads. Crispy crunchy romaine. Fresh fruit. Lemon squeezed on top of proteins. That is why I love this macro-friendly air fryer blackened Mahi Mahi. Think crispy, fresh, light, flavorful….seriously all of my favorites.
What You’ll Need for Air Fryer Blackened Mahi Mahi:
- Filets of Mahi Mahi
- Chili powder
- Brown sugar
- Kosher salt
How to Make Air Fryer Blackened Mahi Mahi:
It took me longer to join the air fryer fan club than most. I was a major skeptic since I love to cook LARGE batches of things for my family. But ever since I got my large white air fryer, my life has never been the same. It’s great to actually cook things or to reheat anything and everything. We seriously use it every single day. No more slices of pizza in my toaster leaving cheese on the side to smoke up the house for the next lucky user. Like I said. Life changed. Trust me, you need this Air Fryer.
Now that we’ve settled the air fryer debate, it’s time to get cookin’. Preheat your air fryer to 400°. This will only take a few minutes. While you are waiting, prep your fish. If your Mahi Mahi is frozen, run it under water for just a minute. But you don’t need it to thaw out all the way! You just want to make sure the outside of the fish isn’t rock hard so the spices can stick to it.
Speaking of spices, let’s talk about our mix. Grab your cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic, oregano, kosher salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix all of the spices together to create your blackening rub. This recipe makes enough blackened seasoning to be split up evenly between four filets of Mahi Mahi.
Once you’ve seasoned the fillets, spray the tops of your seasoned Mahi Mahi with a spritz of olive oil spray so that everything gets yummy and crispy. If you aren’t a fan of olive oil, you could also use an avocado oil spray.
Air fry your seasoned Mahi Mahi fillets for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 137°. If your fish is fully thawed, just adjust your cooking time to 8-10 minutes.
Once the internal temperature of your Mahi Mahi reaches 137°, remove and let rest for a minute. Squeeze some fresh lemon over the top and enjoy!
This air fryer blackened Mahi Mahi is a great protein to top any salad or bowl. I also love to serve it up with freshly charred corn and peach salsa. Yum!
Air Fryer Blackened Mahi Mahi
I’m all about making food delicious and healthy, which is why I love this air fryer blackened Mahi Mahi. I have tons of other recipes in my cookbooks and meal plan to help make macro-friendly eating that much easier for people. I also love sharing what I am trying on Instagram and TikTok, so come hang out!
Air Fryer Blackened Mahi Mahi
Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!
- 4 Fillets Mahi Mahi (448 g)
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp Chili powder
- 2 tsp Brown sugar
- 1 tsp Garlic
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 °F for a few minutes.
- If your fish is frozen, run under water for just a minute so the outside isn’t rock hard and the spices can stick to it. But you don’t need to thaw!
- Mix spices together to create your blackening rub.
- Split blakening rub evenly between the four filets.
- Spray the tops with a spritz of olive oil spray.
- Air-fry for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 137 °F. If your fish is already thawed, just adjust cooking time to 8-10 minutes.
- Remove and let rest for a minute. Squeeze some fresh lemon over the top and enjoy!