Bowtie Seasoning Recipe: Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi

Bowtie Seasoning Recipe: Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi
image of mahi mahi fish on plate

Mahi Mahi is a versatile fish known for its firm, meaty texture and mild, slightly sweet flavor. Pan-frying is one of the quickest and easiest methods to bring out the best in this fish, and the result pairs well with roasted vegetables, rice, or a fresh side salad.

In this simple yet flavorful recipe inspired by @cookingwithnabela, we’re bringing in the zesty lemon pepper essence of our Bowtie Seasoning Blend for a savory fish entrée, Vegas style. When fried to perfection, this delicious fish has a crispy exterior and tender, moist center sure to please your taste buds.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this tasty catch for yourself:


  • 2 Mahi Mahi fillets (6-8 oz. each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Bowtie Seasoning, to taste
  • Pinch of Sergio's Seasoning
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Rinse the fillets and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Season both sides of each fillet with Bowtie Seasoning.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, and a pinch of Sergio’s Seasoning.
  4. Rub mixture evenly onto both sides of the fillets.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the fillets to the pan, skin-side down.
  6. Cook the fillets for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until the skin is crispy and golden brown and the flesh is cooked through with an internal temperature of about 145°F.
  7. Once the fillets are cooked, remove them from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Garnish with lemon wedges, which can be squeezed over the fish for added flavor. This fish also pairs well with this Lemon Pepper Garlic Aoli.
  9. Enjoy!

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Engin Akyurt