Red Lobster Lemon-Pepper Grilled Mahi-Mahi copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Red Lobster Lemon-Pepper Grilled Mahi-Mahi

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The Red Lobster menu describes this dish as, "a mild-tasting fillet sprinkled with lemon-pepper seasoning, plus rice." Simple enough. And, if you keep the butter to a minimum, this clone becomes a naturally low-fat meal. Most of the butter will melt away from the fish when grilling, and mahi-mahi has hardly any fat in it. The liquid smoke gives the fish a flavor like the restaurant version, and I found that Jane's brand of lemon-pepper seasoning works best, if you can find it. Add some rice on the side—either brown or converted—some steamed veggies, and you've got yourself a tasty guilt-free meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size–2 fillets
Total servings–2
Calories per serving–340 
Fat per serving–5g

Source: Top Secret Recipes Lite by Todd Wilbur. 

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  • 1 1/2 pounds mahi-mahi fillets, skinned
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 to 3 drops liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning (Jane's is best)
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    • Instructions

      1. Preheat the barbecue or indoor grill to high heat.

      2. Cut the mahi-mahi into four equal portions. Remove the skin.

      3. Combine the water and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Brush this solution over both sides of each fillet.

      4. Brush the melted butter over both sides of each fillet.

      5. Sprinkle lemon-pepper seasoning on one side of each piece of fish, then grill the fish with this side down on the grill. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the top of each piece.

      6. Grill the fish for 5 to 6 minutes per side, then serve hot with rice.

      Serves 2.

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Laralyn Jones
Apr 6, 2021, 08:16

We tried this recipe for the first time. The store was out of liquid smoke so we used smoked paprika which was also really good!!! Since I already have smoked paprika now I will just use it again because it was really good. I’d imagine the liquid smoke is good too. I couldn’t find a good way to cook Mahi Mahi until now and we will make this over and over again. It was delicious!!! Everyone loved it especially my husband. We highly recommend it! Great with Rice a Roni wild rice.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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