Delicious Mahi Mahi with mouthwatering Balsamic Wine Sauce

Welcome to my kitchen. Today, I am excited to share with you my favorite recipe for Mahi Mahi with balsamic wine sauce. This dish is perfect for a romantic dinner or an impressive meal for friends and family.

Mahi Mahi is a mild, slightly sweet-tasting fish that is widely available and easy to prepare. When combined with a flavorful balsamic wine sauce, it becomes an irresistible dish that will leave your taste buds craving more.

As a sommelier, I know how important it is to pair the right wine with food, and this recipe provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a glass of dry white wine or red wine to complement the flavors in the dish.

In this recipe article, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to create a perfectly glazed Mahi Mahi fillet paired with a tangy balsamic wine sauce that will elevate your dinner game. So, join me as we explore the art of cooking Mahi Mahi with balsamic wine sauce.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mahi Mahi With Balsamic Wine Sauce
Mahi Mahi With Balsamic Wine Sauce

Are you searching for a dinner recipe that’s both healthy and flavorful? Look no further! This Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce is the perfect dinner recipe for any night of the week. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it’s also easy to make.

Our recipe calls for fresh mahi mahi fillets which are a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. We then top the fillets with a delicious balsamic wine sauce made with dry white wine and balsamic vinegar, which gives it a rich, tangy flavor. The sauce perfectly compliments the natural sweetness of the fish and adds an elegant touch to the dish.

But that’s not all; we’ve added capers to give it an extra burst of flavor and chopped parsley to brighten up your plate. You’ll savor every bite of this dish as the flavors hit your taste buds in perfect harmony.

Plus, you don’t need a lot of time or ingredients to make this dish. All it takes is fifteen minutes to prepare and twenty minutes in the oven. It’s perfect for those nights when you want a good meal but don’t have much time or energy.

So what are you waiting for? Make our Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce recipe and enjoy a healthy, delicious, and satisfying dinner tonight!

Ingredient List

 Dive into this tasty Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce, sure to make your taste buds dance!
Dive into this tasty Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce, sure to make your taste buds dance!

Here’s the ingredient list you’ll need to prepare this delicious mahi mahi with balsamic wine sauce recipe:

  • 4 mahi mahi fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 8 teaspoons of dry white wine
  • 4 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons of honey
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • For the balsamic tomato salad:
    • ½ cup white balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons of honey
    • 1 garlic clove minced
    • A pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 cups cherry tomatoes halved
    • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped

The Recipe How-To

 Wine and dine with this delightful seafood dish, perfect for a romantic evening in.
Wine and dine with this delightful seafood dish, perfect for a romantic evening in.

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Grilled mahi mahi is a classic dish that is always a crowd-pleaser. This recipe adds an extra touch of tangy sweetness with a balsamic wine sauce to complement the delicious fish fillets. Here are the instructions:

Step 1: Marinate Mahi Mahi

In a bowl, mix together 1/4 cup white wine, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add two mahi mahi fillets into the bowl, make sure to coat each side with the marinade. Refrigerate it for at least half an hour.

Step 2: Prepare the Grill

Preheat the grill over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Brush the grates with some olive oil and then add the fish fillets on it. Grill for around 3 minutes per side, until it’s cooked through.

Step 3: Make Balsamic Wine Sauce

While grilling fish, prepare for the balsamic wine sauce. Heat up in a pan over medium heat, half minced small red onion, with 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic until fragrant. Add in 4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, and continue cooking for another minute. Then add in 4 teaspoons of dry white wine and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Cook Capers

Add one Tablespoon of capers into the balsamic wine sauce and stir evenly for another minute.

Step 5: Serve Mahi Mahi With Balsamic Wine Sauce

Once everything is done, put both grilled fish on a plate and pour over the balsamic wine sauce onto it. Garnish with some fresh parsley and enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Mahi Mahi never tasted so good with this recipe, paired with the perfect balsamic wine sauce.
Mahi Mahi never tasted so good with this recipe, paired with the perfect balsamic wine sauce.

Looking to switch up this mahi mahi recipe a bit? No problem! Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Wine: While the recipe calls for dry white wine, you can also use red wine for a heartier flavor. For a change, substitute white balsamic vinegar for the plain balsamic vinegar for an even fresher taste.

– Glaze: Try switching out the balsamic glaze for a honey balsamic glaze or make it more tropical by using mango sauce.

– Tomato salad: If you don’t enjoy tomato, try substituting it with strawberry or cherry tomatoes to add a sweetness kick. Additionally, you can mix in some cucumber slices or red peppers to get extra crispness.

– Cooking method: Instead of grilling, try baking your mahi fillets in the oven for a more delicate texture. You may also sear them on medium heat and serve with a delicious cream sauce.

– Fish type: In case you cannot find fresh Mahi Mahi fillets try another fish variety such as sea bass or snapper; similarly, you could try coconut crusted Mahi Mahi.

Remember, recipes are meant to be customized according to your own preference! Don’t hesitate to experiment with different ingredients and cooking methods until you get the perfect combination that suits your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 Transform a regular weeknight meal into an extraordinary dining experience with Mahi Mahi and balsamic wine.
Transform a regular weeknight meal into an extraordinary dining experience with Mahi Mahi and balsamic wine.

Now that your mahi mahi with balsamic wine sauce is cooked to perfection, it’s time to elevate the dish with some great serving suggestions and pairing options.

For a light and refreshing addition, consider pairing the grilled mahi mahi with a simple balsamic tomato salad featuring fresh parsley and red onions. The tangy flavors of the balsamic vinegar will complement the richness of the wine sauce to create a perfectly balanced meal.

Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for something heartier, try serving the glazed mahi mahi fillets alongside some peppered steak cabernet sauvignon. The bold flavors of the steak will stand up to the rich wine sauce on your mahi mahi, resulting in a decadent and satisfying meal that will impress any dinner guest.

If you prefer to stick with seafood pairings, a dry white wine like chardonnay or pinot grigio is an excellent choice for accompanying grilled mahi. These wines will not overpower the delicate flavors of the fish, allowing the savory balsamic wine sauce to be showcased.

For those who prefer red wines, consider a light-bodied option like pinot noir or even a berry-infused fruit wine like strawberry or cherry. These fruity options go especially well with coconut crusted mahi or seared mahi with a creamy sauce.

Lastly, if you’re looking for non-alcoholic pairing options, a refreshing mango sauce or lemon garlic butter makes an excellent accompaniment to your baked or grilled mahi recipe. The sweetness and tartness of these sauces provide an excellent balance to the savory and rich flavors of your balsamic glazed mahi fillets.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add some sophistication to your seafood menu with this perfectly cooked Mahi Mahi in balsamic wine sauce.
Add some sophistication to your seafood menu with this perfectly cooked Mahi Mahi in balsamic wine sauce.

One of the most convenient things about this Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce recipe is that it’s easy to make ahead of time, store, and reheat it when you’re ready to serve. Let me share with you some tips on how to store it for later.

If you want to make the entire dish ahead of time, I suggest grilling the mahi mahi without the balsamic glazed sauce first. This will help retain its grilled flavor, and you can add the sauce just before serving. Once the fish fillets have cooled down, arrange them in a suitable airtight container and pour the sauce on top. Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to two days.

When reheating, gently use medium heat as high heat can turn the fish dry and chewy. It would be best if you used an oven or microwave to reheat it. In an oven, preheat to 350°F then put the tightly wrapped container in for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t overcook. Alternatively, in a microwave-safe bowl or plate, reheat for around 3-4 minutes and give it a check halfway through to keep moisture locked.

If you have leftovers that you want to store separately from the sauce, cool them down entirely before storing them in a sealed container in your refrigerator. The pleasure of this dish’s taste won’t last long, however – this recipe is best prepared and consumed fresh!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The juicy and tender Mahi Mahi is elevated to a whole new level with this
The juicy and tender Mahi Mahi is elevated to a whole new level with this

Achieving a perfectly cooked Mahi Mahi dish with balsamic wine sauce can seem like a daunting task. But with these tips, you will become a pro in no time.

1. Keep an eye on the temperature

Mahi Mahi is a delicate fish that requires careful handling when cooking. Ensure that your pan is heated to the right temperature before adding olive oil to prevent sticking. Searing at medium-high heat for three minutes each side will give the fillet a beautiful crust while keeping it bright white on the inside.

2. Don’t Overcook Your Fish

Overcooking Mahi Mahi leads to it becoming dry and stringy. So set your timer and be sure to take the fish out of the pan at precisely 6 minutes per inch thickness for moist and tasty results.

3. Seasoning Matters

A good rule of thumb is to use salt and pepper sparingly as the fish already has a natural sweetness. When preparing the sauce or toppings, use fresh herbs like parsley, dill or rosemary to add savory notes complements without overpowering its natural flavor.

4. Be mindful of Wine Pairing

When making balsamic wine sauce, choose a light dry white wine like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc as they pair well with delicate seafood flavors. Red onions and red wine vinegar can also enhance its sweetness.

5. Experiments Are Allowed

Consider swapping out some of the ingredients in our recipe – try replacing capers with diced olives or adding finely chopped mangos for a taste of tropical paradise. A few small changes can make your dish feel more adventurous and unique.

Follow these tips to achieve perfect results every time you cook mahi-mahi with balsamic wine sauce, whether you’re cooking from scratch or reheating leftovers!


Before you get started with making the Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce, take a moment to read through the frequently asked questions. These answers will help ensure that your dish turns out perfectly every time. From substitutions to cooking times and temperatures, these questions cover everything you need to know about this recipe.

What wine goes well with mahi mahi?

When it comes to pairing your seafood dishes, white wines may be a great choice. Rich and meaty fish like salmon, swordfish, and tuna pair well with Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Chardonnay. For a bolder flavor, try Dry Rosé, Italian Chardonnay, Marsanne, or Roussanne. These white wines are sure to bring out the best in your seafood dishes.

What do you eat mahi mahi with?

As a sommelier, my role entails sharing fascinating tales and providing guidance on food and wine pairings. In this regard, I would like to recommend some mouth-watering dishes that pair well with select wine types. These dishes include Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice, Red Beans And Rice, Creamy Coconut Rice, Creamed Spinach, Lemon Asparagus Orzo, Greek Salad, Honey and Herb Oven Roasted Carrots, and Red Skin Mashed Potatoes.

Does white wine vinegar go with fish?

When it comes to flavor and hue, white wine vinegar is a milder option compared to its red counterpart. Its subtle taste and light color make it an ideal complement to poultry, seafood, and veal dishes.

Bottom Line

This Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce recipe is simply delightful! It’s perfect for fish lovers as well as those who are looking for a healthy dinner option. The dish is flavorful, colorful and absolutely mouth-watering. Trust me; you’ll love the combination of tangy balsamic vinegar with dry white wine poured over perfectly grilled Mahi Mahi fillets.

To enjoy this dish to the fullest, I recommend pairing it with a red onion and balsamic tomato salad to balance out the flavor profile. And, if you’re looking for a different taste experience, you may consider substituting the wine sauce with lemon garlic or white wine cream sauce. Trust me, both are equally scrumptious!

Moreover, don’t hesitate to experiment and play around with various combinations. Try coconut crusted mahi with mango sauce or seared mahi with peppered steak cabernet. The possibilities are endless!

In conclusion, I hope this recipe has inspired you to try something new in your kitchen tonight. So gather all the ingredients and start cooking! Believe me; once you have successfully prepared this Mahi Mahi with Balsamic Wine Sauce recipe at home, you will impress your family and friends, perhaps even earning bragging rights among your peers!

Mahi Mahi With Balsamic Wine Sauce

Mahi Mahi With Balsamic Wine Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Calories 231.7 kcal


  • 4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add fish and onion; cook 3 minutes.
  • Turn fish over.
  • Stir in wine, vinegar, and capers; cook 3 minutes.
  • Remove fish from pan.
  • Cook wine mixture an additional 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.
  • Serve sauce with fish; sprinkle with parsley.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 260gCalories: 231.7kcalCarbohydrates: 5.4gProtein: 31.8gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 124.1mgSodium: 366.3mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Mahi Mahi, Very Low Carbs
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