Mahi Mahi with Bacon, Spinach and Cheese

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is an adaptation of the classic Oysters Rockefeller for fish fillets. This also works well with tuna or other firm white fish. Serve with baked potatoes and green beans.

    32 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g bacon
    • 4 mahi mahi fillets
    • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 6 spring onions, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 300g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
    • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce, or to taste
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) evaporated milk, plus more as needed
    • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Place the bacon in a large deep frypan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate then chop. Set aside.
    2. Season mahi mahi with garlic salt and pepper. Heat a frypan over medium heat. Cook mahi mahi until it flakes easily, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from frypan and place each filet on a baking dish.
    3. Preheat the grill and set the oven rack about 15cm from the heat source.
    4. While the fish is cooking melt the butter in a separate frypan. Stir in the spring onions, garlic and spinach. Cook and stir until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
    5. Stir in the chopped bacon, Tabasco sauce and evaporated milk. Bring to a low simmer then add the Cheddar cheese a little at a time until fully melted. Stir in more evaporated milk if needed to create a sauce. Divide the spinach mixture evenly over each mahi mahi fillet. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
    6. Grill in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and is lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes more.

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    These were very interesting ingredients to go on fish but surprisingly it worked out well! I didn't end up broiling it b/c I didn't want to overcook the fish so I just ended up adding the parmesan when I did the jack cheese. I used fresh spinach so I sauteed it off in a separate pan then added it when needed. Yummy recipe..thanks!!!!  -  17 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a very yummy recipe! I was looking to have mahi mahi with a different twist and this turned out good! I would cut back a little on the cheese and I used fresh spinach instead of frozen. Thanks for sharing!  -  01 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It's pretty hard to go wrong with that much bacon and cheese. This was a really good recipe, and my whole family of five liked it. I used fresh spinach like some other reviewers. I melted the butter and started the spinach first in the skillet. When it had wilted a bit I added the onions, garlic, etc. Also I didn't have evaporated milk so I used regular milk. It was not a problem. I used both mahi mahi and tilapia. The mahi mahi tasted the best in this dish.  -  22 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)