Instant Pot Flavorful Mahi-Mahi


This pressure cooker Mahi-Mahi recipe can be adapted to any kind of fish at the same size of the same size, so feel free to make it using salmon or cod.

You can also play with different combinations of flavors and mix spices and herbs to create new pairings!

You can serve this quick dinner on a busy night, with pasta or rice (or both, using this Instant Pot rice-a-roni recipe) for a complete meal.

If you are into fish, try this Instant Pot Salmon with dill.

Instant Pot Flavorful Mahi-Mahi
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: international, Mexican
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 4 mahi-mahi fillets about 1.7 lb
  • 6 tomatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • Dried oregano to taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • fresh minced cilantro to taste
  • Sprinkle your fish fillets with salt, pepper and dried oregano.
  • Place butter into your Instant Pot and press “Sauté”.
  • Add onion powder , garlic powder , tomatoes, chili powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes, until you obtain a sort of thick sauce.
  • Add your fish fillets, water and lock your Instant Pot and cook for about 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Release the steam quickly and serve your fillets topped with their spicy tomato sauce and sprinkled with fresh cilantro. 
Calories: 194kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 34g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 125mg Sodium: 189mg Potassium: 1202mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Vitamin A: 2158IU Vitamin C: 25mg Calcium: 64mg Iron: 3mg

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9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Flavorful Mahi-Mahi

  1. Used a can of tomatoes and put the fish on top of the sauce. Wasn’t sure when to add oregano, so I just sprinkled it on the cooked fish. I had planned to make pasta, as in the picture. However, I decided to make spaghetti squash, instead. Excellent combination…the fish, sauce, and squash! Definitely a recipe to save. Thank you.

  2. I marinated the mahi fillets in a bit of adobo and cumin powder. Instant pot contained rice covered with a garlic broth and olive oil. Added a jar of pineapple salsa, frozen mango chunks, and the fish on top. Cooked using the rice setting. Topped with a plethora fresh cilantro.

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I don’t cook fish often. Knowing I could trust my instant pot with it made it less anxiety producing. It turned out great. Since tomatoes are in season, it was a perfect match.

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