Cajun Maple Mahi Mahi

Sometimes you just need a simple and completely foolproof, 3 step recipe for dinner. Last night was one of those nights. After a weekend in Minnesota, I really did not feel like spending a lot of time preparing ingredients for a complicated recipe. I've always liked the idea of a 5 ingredients (or less) meal. I even have a cookbook on exactly this, but I  rarely make the dishes because more often than not I am attracted to the complex/out of the ordinary recipes. While it may look and sound great, those dishes aren't always logical, especially on a weeknight. 

Cajun Maple Rub

My mother found this recipe a few weeks ago and has been raving about it ever since. 4 ingredients? 15 minute prep and cook time? Okay...twist my arm. If your life looks anything like mine, you are at work all day, try to find time to get in a workout, working on a blog, running errands, finding time to pack to move apartments... When is there time to sit in the kitchen and slave over a meal? It is an unfortunately reality that most of us don't have the ability to be stay-at-home-bloggers, writing and cooking all day. 

Mahi Mahi Filets

The original recipe called to saute the fish over the stove, but I think grilling is the superior method for cooking any type of meat. Why cook indoors when the Chicago summer is just outside your door? You can even see me standing outside grilling in the winter with hat, gloves, and a winter parka on - there is no excuse to slack on good food. 

Cajun Maple Mahi Mahi

Let me know what you think of the recipe. What are some of your quick weeknight favorites?

Cajun Maple Mahi Mahi Recipe from Quality Seafood Market

Ingredients: 2 mahi mahi fillets 1/8 c. maple syrup 3/4 tbsp. Cajun seasoning (or to taste) 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Mix syrup, Cajun seasoning and garlic powder together in a small bowl until it turns into a thick paste. Rub mixture over fillets.
  2. Create open bowl using aluminum tin foil and place fillets in tin foil bowl. Put on the grill over high heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the fillet begins to flake with a fork. The fish should begin turning slightly white.
  3. Flip to other side and apply more rub if need be (I like a lot of flavor and spice, so I put more on the already grilled side). Cook for 3-5 more minutes.
  4. Best served with rice. Makes 2 servings.