Quick and Easy Fried Mahi Mahi Recipe With THE BEST Aioli

Three pieces of fried mahi-mahi on top of one another on a gray plate. There is a dipping sauce on the plate to the left of the mahi-mahi.

5 from 26 reviews

This fried mahi mahi has a crispy golden coating on the outside while still keeping the fish tender and flaky on the inside. Every bite is simply a little taste of fried fish perfection - yes, it really is that good. Plus, this mahi mahi recipe also comes with a creamy, slightly spicy aioli that takes it over the top, and it's so easy to make too. If you've got 20 minutes, then you've got enough time to make it.



1 cup Bread Crumbs

1 tbsp. Mexican Seasoning

Salt and Pepper

1-2 Eggs

1 cup Flour

2 Mahi Mahi fillets, cut in long stripes

Lemon Wedges to serve

Vegetable oil, to fry

Dipping sauce:

¼ cup Mayonnaise

1 tbsp. Sriracha Sauce

2 tsp. Lemon Juice

2 tsp. Soy Sauce


  1. Cut the mahi mahi filets into strips and pad them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs, Mexican seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Crack the egg in a second bowl and whisk it to combine the yolk with the white.
  4. Put the flour in a third bowl.
  5. Cover the fillets with flour, then soak them in the egg mixture, and cover both sides with the breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat the oil to 350°F (180ºC), then fry one or two at a time for 3-4 minutes on each side until they're golden brown.
  7. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels or a wire rack to drain excess oil.
  8. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl until combined and serve for dipping with the fried mahi mahi. Enjoy!


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