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Air Fryer Mahi Mahi Recipe

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This air fryer mahi mahi is ready to eat in less than 15 minutes! You can even cook the fillets right from frozen! Season mahi mahi in air fryer with your favorite fish seasoning or keep it simple with lemon pepper like I’ve done here. Serve up mahi mahi with haricot verts, air fryer broccoli, air fryer cauliflower and broccoli, or napa cabbage slaw for a quick and nutritious meal.

If cooking seafood in the air fryer is your jam, I’ve got you! Be sure to try my air fryer lobster tails, air fryer salmon, air fryer tilapia, and air fryer crab cakes next time.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Air fryer mahi mahi

Can You Air Fry Mahi Mahi?

Yes, you can air fry mahi mahi and it’s a great way to cook it in less than 15 minutes. You can even cook it from frozen.

What You’ll Love About Air Fryer Mahi Mahi

  • Perfectly flaky and tender fish
  • Cooks in less than 15 minutes
  • Made with just 3 simple ingredients
  • Healthy and nutritious dinner

Mahi Mahi Air Fryer Ingredients

Mahi in air fryer is beyond simple and you’ll need just 3 basic ingredients:

  • Mahi Mahi – Look for high quality mahi mahi fillets that have firm, pinkish skin. You can also use another white fish if you prefer.
  • Olive Oil – I like to spray the fish with an olive oil spritzer, but you can also brush olive oil onto the mahi with a pastry brush.
  • Seasoning – You can season the mahi mahi however you like, either simply with sea salt and black pepper; lemon pepper seasoning; or your favorite fish seasoning.
Ingredients to make mahi mahi in air fryer

How to Cook Mahi Mahi in Air Fryer

Cooking mahi mahi in air fryer is quick and easy!

  • Preheat air fryer. This helps cook the fish evenly and quickly.
  • Prep mahi mahi. Spritz or brush fish with olive oil and season with lemon pepper seasoning.
Mahi mahi fillets with olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning
  • Cook fish. Place fillets into air fryer basket lined with foil. Air fry frozen mahi mahi for 12-14 minutes, until cooked through and flakes easily. Garnish with a pat of butter, lemon slices, and fresh parsley.
Mahi mahi fillets in air fryer basket

Frequently Asked Questions

What temperature should you air fry mahi mahi at?

The fish is cooked at 400 degrees F. Fish is best when it’s cooked at a high temperature for a short amount of time.

How long to cook mahi mahi in air fryer?

The mahi mahi in the air fryer will take about 8-12 minutes, depending on whether your fillets are thawed or frozen.

Can you cook frozen mahi mahi in air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen mahi mahi in the air fryer.

Plate with air fried mahi mahi fillet and broccoli

Storage Instructions

Store any leftover mahi mahi in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Gently reheat the fish in a hot pan or skillet or 350 degree F air fryer, just until warmed through so you don’t overcook it.

Can you freeze mahi mahi?

I would not recommend freezing the mahi mahi again after you’ve cooked it. The beauty of the air fryer is that you can easily make just what you need.

Mahi mahi recipe air fryer

How to Serve Mahi Mahi to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

Here’s a video of how I served mahi mahi (a new food) to my kids:


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How to Make Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Easily turn the fish fillets into mahi mahi tacos! Season fish with garlic powder or onion powder, a sprinkle of oregano, and cayenne pepper if you like a little heat.

For a traditional fish taco, serve fish flakes inside toasted corn tortillas with thinly shredded cabbage, fresh lime juice, sliced avocado, and a lime crema drizzle. Add any other taco toppings and mango salsa as desired.  

What to Serve with Air Fryer Mahi Mahi

Serve this air fryer mahi with a vegetable and carb side:

More Easy Seafood Recipes

If you like easy fish recipes like this one, you might also like these other easy seafood recipes:

Plate with air fryer mahi mahi and broccoli

Helpful Tools to Make Mahi Mahi Recipe Air Fryer

  • Air Fryer – You obviously can’t make mahi mahi recipe in air fryer without it. This one is basic, but does everything I need it to!
  • Olive Oil Spritzer – Using this spritzer helps get an even coating of oil on the air fryer frozen mahi mahi.

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Air fryer mahi mahi

Air Fryer Mahi Mahi Recipe

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EASY air fryer mahi mahi recipe! Made with just 3 ingredients and can be seasoned so many ways! Cook mahi mahi in air fryer right from frozen.


Units Scale
  • 2 6oz. frozen mahi mahi filets
  • olive oil
  • lemon pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spritz mahi mahi with olive oil spritzer and season with lemon pepper on both sides.
  3. Lay down piece of parchment paper on bottom of air fryer basket and place fish on top.
  4. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes, or until cooked through. Edges will be golden brown, flesh will be white, and the fish will flake easily when done cooking


  • Cooking time is frozen mahi mahi. If using thawed fish, decrease cooking time to 8-10 minutes.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar:
  • Sodium: 444.6 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 31.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.1 mg

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