Instant Pot Sweet & Tangy Mahi-Mahi

A super quick and easy meal for busy weekends… Definitely whole family will love to enjoy this sweet and tangy mahimahi.

Instant Pot Sweet & Tangy Mahi-Mahi

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet & Tangy Mahi-Mahi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 (4-ounce) mahi-mahi fillets
  • to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1 cup water


  • Season the mahi-mahi fillets with salt and black pepper evenly.
  • In a bowl, addthe remaining ingredients except the water and mix well.
  • Arrange the trivet in the bottom of Instant Pot and pour the water.
  • Place the fish fillets on top of the trivet in a single layer and top with sauce.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Select “Steam” and just use the default time of 5 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and do a quick release.
  • Remove the lid and serve hot.


Calories: 505kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 95g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 372mg Sodium: 472mg Potassium: 2164mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 17g Vitamin A: 1215IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 90mg Iron: 6mg
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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Sweet & Tangy Mahi-Mahi

  1. Wonderful recipe! I used frozen mahi mahi and didn’t bother thawing it before putting in the instant pot. Only thing I did differently was to cook on Steam for 8 minutes instead of 5. Couldn’t be more convenient, and can’t wait to make it again.

  2. Can I make this with other fish, like salmon, cod, or trout with the same timings? And are there different timings with the frozen fish fillets?

    1. Yes,you can make this with any kind of fish with same timings. Just check for the measurement of fillets in ounces, if greater than 4 ounces, then you need to increase the timings. The timings for frozen fillets is 2 more minutes at high pressure.

  3. Loved how well this turned out. The mahi-mahi was super moist and delicious. Honey and lemon give the fish a delightful taste that is a treat to the taste buds.

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