Calizo Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli



Ready In:

25 minutes

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cook time:

15 minutes


About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

Although this recipe was tested with mahi-mahi, the chili lime sauce would pair well with other types of white fish including halibut and snapper.



  • 3 C. broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • ½ C. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 C. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. honey, preferably local
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes*
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Calizo Italian Herbs Seasonings
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 6 oz. mahi mahi fillets


*Use ¼ t. crushed red pepper flakes for less spicy results

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Place the broccoli florets in a microwave safe bowl along with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or just until crisp tender. (Cook time will vary by unit, so check after 2 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly. Do not overcook). Remove from microwave and transfer broccoli to a strainer to drain.

Set aside.

Step 2

While the broccoli is in the microwave, whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, one-quarter cup olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl until well combined.

Set aside.

Step 3

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the mahi-mahi fillets dry with a paper towel and add to the hot skillet. Brush the tops and sides generously with the chili lime sauce while it cooks. After 4-5 minutes, carefully flip the fillets and brush the exposed surfaces with additional sauce.

Step 4

Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or just until the fillets are cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer the mahi-mahi to a plate.

Set aside.

Step 5

Toss the steamed broccoli with the remaining chili lime sauce and transfer to the skillet. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is nicely browned and caramelized, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Return the mahi-mahi and its juices to the skillet. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the blackened broccoli.