This Baked Cajun Mahi-Mahi Dinner is a healthy way to get dinner on the table and fast. Best of all it only uses one dish so cleanup is a breeze!
It’s a new year which means we all are trying to eat a little healthier. By now we are closing in on the end of the month and maybe you’ve fallen off the band wagon it a little bit. I’m here to help give you a new healthier recipe that will hopefully jump start you back into eating healthier. Fish is always a go-to when I’m trying to eat healthy. Mahi mahi season is over here in Florida; however, my freezer still has quite a few filets left from a successful fishing season. We enjoy mahi every other week for dinner. I almost always prepare it with cajun seasoning and serve with rice, quinoa, or my favorite, couscous. I like to make fish either on a Friday or Saturday night. It’s a simple meal to make and since we never have leftovers it’s perfect for the weekend. We love to eat leftovers for lunch throughout the week, and let’s face it–who likes to eat fish the next day? You also don’t want to be known as the “stinky fish person” at work. That was always one of my biggest pet peeves when I worked in the corporate world. It should be against the law to reheat any form of seafood in the microwave. I digress…
If your looking for a new way to cook mahi mahi (or any steak like white fish) then I think you’ll love this cajun style. The trinity mix of red, yellow, and green bell peppers as well as onions and fresh tomatoes is what makes this meal complete. The andouille sausage brings a little heat to the topping. If your on a low carb diet you could easily make this without any starchy sides and just roast additional veggies. My kids even love fish. I pretty much only ever cook fish with my cajun seasoning blend, and they don’t mind it one bit!
Pro tip: dice the tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and andouille sausage the night before and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Once your ready to make the meal just pull out the chopped veggies and you’ve just save a good 15 minutes of dinner prep time. I also don’t worry about thawing the fish. I bake it from frozen and it’s completely fine to do just that.
Switch up your dinner routine and make my Baked Cajun Mahi Mahi Dinner tonight!
Baked Cajun Mahi Mahi Dinner
- 12-inch Skillet
- 4 plum tomatoes diced
- ½ red bell pepper diced
- ½ green bell pepper diced
- ½ yellow bell pepper diced
- ½ medium white onion minced
- 2 Andouille Sausage diced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning divided
- 1 large Mahi Mahi Fillet, frozen
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a 9 x 12 glass baking dish, place the diced plum tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and andouille sausage. Drizzle one tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle one teaspoon of the cajun seasoning on top. Mix well and then push to the sides of the dish leaving a large hole for the mahi mahi.
- Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil on the empty spot in the baking dish. Then add the large frozen mahi mahi filet to the dish (skin side down). Drizzle the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle the remaining one teaspoon of cajun seasoning on top of the fish.
- Place aluminum foil on top of the glass baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Then remove the aluminum foil from the dish and bake for an additional 15 minutes until internal temperature reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the oven, carefully cut the fish in 3-4 pieces depending on the size of the filet. Place fish on plates and top with tomato, pepper, sausage mixture. Enjoy immediately.
- You can bake this with fresh fish. Do not tent fish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender and flaky.