Whole30 + Keto Mahi Mahi with Chili Lime Butter Recipe + Video – a low carb 15 minute dinner! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.

MAHI MAHI WITH CHILI LIME COMPOUND BUTTER WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE AND ASPARAGUS ON A WHITE PLATE AND BACKGROUND

You are going to love the compound “butter” on this mahi mahi. One of my favorite ways to bring tons of flavor to a fish dinner is to make a compound butter.

It takes less than a minute to make, keeps the fish juicy and brings so much flavor!

MAHI MAHI WITH CHILI LIME COMPOUND BUTTER WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE AND ASPARAGUS ON A WHITE PLATE AND BACKGROUND

Chili Lime Butter

I call this a “butter”, but it’s really made with coconut oil. If you don’t have issues with dairy, you could for sure use butter, or even ghee. But I really love the combo of the coconut oil with the lime zest and chili powder.

It melts all over the fish and makes it irresistable!

MAHI MAHI WITH CHILI LIME COMPOUND BUTTER WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE AND ASPARAGUS ON A WHITE PLATE AND BACKGROUND

Serving

I love serving this with my cauliflower rice and some roasted asparagus.

Dinner is ready in about 15 minutes!

Watch Mahi Mahi with Chili Lime Butter Recipe Demo (2:26 minutes)

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Whole30 + Keto Mahi Mahi with Chili Lime Butter


  • Author: Tastes Lovely
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Chili Lime Butter:

  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil (can also use ghee or butter if you’re ok with dairy!)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • zest from 2 limes
  • pinch of salt

Pan Seared Mahi Mahi

  • (4) 6-oz wild caught Mahi Mahi fillets, thawed (any other wild caught fish will do!)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Chili Lime Butter

  1. In a small bowl, combine the refined coconut oil, chili powder and lime zest.
  2. Stir to combine. Set aside.

Pan Seared Mahi Mahi

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in the hot pan, then add the fish fillets.
  4. Cook about 6 minutes per side, until golden brown and the fish is cooked through with an internal temperature of 145ºF.

Serving

  1. Transfer the cooked fish to a plate and top with 1 tablespoon of the chili lime butter. Serve warm with wedges of lime. I love this with cauliflower rice and roasted asparagus!

Notes

You can use any fish for this! Salmon, halibut, cod, etc.

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