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Pan seared mahi mahi with mustard sauce served with a tossed salad.

Mahi Mahi with Honey Mustard Tarragon Sauce

Mahi Mahi filets are seared and served with a honey mustard, Dijon, tarragon sauce. Easy recipe for a quick dinner.
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 271kcal


  • 4 Mahi Mahi Filets
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Honey Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tarragon


  • Heat a fry pan over medium high heat until hot. Add oil. When oil is hot, add the Mahi Mahi filets and sear about 2 minutes per side.
  • In the meantime in a small saucepan, combine the honey mustard, the Dijon, drained capers and a generous sprinkle of dried tarragon. Heat on low until warmed and combined.
  • To serve, place filets on a warm plate and drizzle with the honey mustard sauce. Serve with your favorite sides.


Pro Top on Pan Searing Fish: 
  • Use a hot pan dry fish. Don't be afraid of heat. Heat your pan to almost smoking point. While the pan is heating, pat the mahi mahi dry with paper towels. Add a small amount of oil and when the oil looks like it's shimmering, add the fillet.
  • Turn the heat down a little and add the fish and let is sear. Fish cooks quickly, so depending on the thickness of the fillet, only a couple of minutes will do the trick. Don't move the fish until ready to turn. I always look at the side of the fish, when it looks like it's cooked half way through then I flip it using a good fish spatula.
  • Only cook for about a minute or two more on the opposite side.
  • In the meantime, prepare your finishing sauce, so it will be ready to go once the fish has cooked.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg