Smoked Mahi Mahi

Top the smoked Mahi Mahi with a dab of butter for extra rich flavor.

I’m a huge fan of fish tacos, and I this recipe using smoked Mahi Mahi is one of the best preparations I’ve made. This smoked mahi mahi recipe makes use of a quick lemon-herb marinade or Key West dry rub. The fish is planked on mesquite and cedar, then smoked at about 220 F for 30-40 minutes.

I prepared this Mahi Mahi recipe with my friend Brian on his Big Green Egg, but you can use your grill at a higher temperature and still have great results. We made these into some killer fish tacos by placing them in warm corn tortillas and topping them with shredded cabbage, my fish taco white sauce, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

To make smoked Mahi Mahi, place the fish on a soaked wood plank.
Perfectly flaky and moist Mahi Mahi!

Smoked Mahi Mahi

Recipe by Jason Hill –
This smoked mahi mahi recipe is quick and simple, made with either my lemon-herb marinade, or a simple sprinkling of lemon pepper or key west seasoning.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Pellet Grill or Smoker


  • 4 filets of fresh mahi mahi
  • Lemon Herb Marinade see separate recipe

Key West Seasoning

  • 8 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons thyme
  • 4 teaspoons basil


  • Fresh corn tortillas
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Fish Taco white sauce see my separate recipe
  • Fresh limes


  • If not marinating in the lemon-herb marinade, rub a little olive oil on the fish and sprinkle liberally with the Key West dry rub.
  • Smoke at 220 F for 30-40 minutes, or until fish is still moist but flaky and cooked.
  • Make into fish tacos by placing in warmed corn tortillas and topping with shredded cabbage, fish taco white sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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