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Seared Mahi Mahi With Zesty Basil Butter

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large clove finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus additional for seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus additional for seasoning black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6 to 8 oz) fillets mahi mahi


Zesty Basil Butter:

Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the fish for 3 minutes; then turn and cook until just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to individual plates.

Spoon the warm basil butter over the fish and serve.

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