Lime Butter Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

Well, hello there friends!  I know, I know…It’s been quite a while since I posted anything new.  I’ve just been off vacationing in an exotic location with no internet availability.

exotic beach

Haha, just kidding.  A girl can dream though, right? (Sigh)

Ok, ok.  Here’s what’s really been going on.  Over the past few months, I have been REALLY focusing on my health and fitness.  For a long time now, I’ve struggled with my health.  Not in the sense that I’m ill or anything, but I found being active after having my twins very difficult, I kept gaining weight that I just couldn’t seem to lose, and all around I just felt kind of…blah.  So, I decided it was time for a change.

I’ve spent lots of time working on building some much healthier habits into my life.  I’ve learned to eat healthier most of the time, while still having indulgences and enjoying life.  I’ve concentrated on incorporating more vegetables into my diet, which has led me to discover that I actually love brussels sprouts (who knew?!).  I’ve been working hard on getting in the habit of working out and just being more active in general.  To do these things, I’ve had to make some sacrifices.  I temporarily pushed other things to the sidelines (ahem…this blog), but it was definitely the best thing I could have done for myself.  Now that I’ve developed some much needed healthier habits, I’m ready to start adding this passion back into my life.  Enter this Lime Butter Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa.

Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

When I saw that mangoes were on sale this week, I might have bought 4…and then went back and bought 2 more.  Because I like to go overboard like that.  My train of thought went a little something like this:

Mmmm…mangoes are on sale!  I’ll just buy a couple to put into smoothies. 

Well, since they’re on sale, I better buy a bunch.  (Because that’s how you save; by spending more, right?) 

What else can I use them for?  Mango salsa?  Oooh yes, definitely that. 

What do I put that on?  Some sort of fish, I guess.  I wonder what fish is on sale…

And that’s how this little beauty right here…


…became this lovely dish right here.

Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

Isn’t the salsa just gorgeous?

Mango Salsa

This is simple, healthy, and most of all, absolutely delicious.  It wouldn’t be my comeback post if it wasn’t.

Lime Butter Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Lime Butter Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa


    Mango Salsa:
  • 1 mango, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • Lime Butter Mahi Mahi:
  • 4 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • seasoned salt, to taste
  • 4 mahi mahi filets
  • chipotle chili powder, to taste
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt & pepper, to taste


    For Mango Salsa:
  1. Chop ingredients and mix together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. For Lime Butter Mahi Mahi:
  3. Mix together softened butter, lime juice, lime zest, and seasoned salt.
  4. Season fish filets with desired amount of chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. In a skillet (I always use cast-iron for fish) over medium heat, melt butter-lime mixture.
  6. Add fish filets to heated skillet, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily.
  7. Serve fish topped with a generous amount of mango salsa.