Honey Sriracha Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi, known as dorado here in Central America, is a very common catch along the Pacific Coast and is considered one of the best fish to cook here in Costa Rica.  It’s arguably the most well known pelagic game fish world wide as it inhabits every tropical ocean on Earth.  Its meat is usually white-pink and beige and it has a smooth pronounced flavor.  If you have darker portions or blood lines they can be trimmed to reduce that “fishiness” taste on your dish.

If you like Thai food this is a recipe that is quick, healthy and definitely better (and cheaper) than take out!


Dorado action!

Dorado time!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes / Cooking Time: 25 minutes / Skill Level: Super easy!


For the Fish:

2 Lbs of freshly caught Mahi Mahi (diced in cubes)

¼ cup of Cornstarch


For the Sauce:

1 Cup of Water

2 Tablespoons Sriracha Sauce (this will depend on how spicy you want it)

6 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce

¼ of Brown sugar or Molasses

1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic

2 Tablespoons of Honey

2 Tablespoons of Cornstarch mixed in 2 tablespoons of water.


1 –      In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients except the cornstarch and boil over medium heat.

2 –     Next combine the 2 tablespoons of water and cornstarch and whisk it into the mixture until it gets thick.  Reduce heat to low.

3 –      Coat the dorado with the mixture.  In a large sized pan drizzled with olive oil over medium heat, lightly cook your dorado until all the meat is white – but be careful not to overcook it.  Then add the sauce and stir. (You can add steamed broccoli or other veggies into the mixture).

4 –     Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over warm rice!