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Sweet Thai Chili Mahi Mahi

Believe me when I say this pan-fried mahi-mahi was done right when paired with our keto low carb sweet and spicy glaze!

Mahi-mahi, also known as dorado, is a lean white meat fish with a firm texture.  It’s tender and moist but also neutral so it accompanies many sauces very well!

Keto Low Carb Sweet Thai Chili Mahi Mahi

Since mahi-mahi is a fish found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, we decided to give this dish a tropical vibe using inspiration from Thailand, which BTW is one of our favorite places in the world to visit!

And what better way to represent Thailand than to use their famous sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce as inspiration to accompany this delicious firm fish.

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Of course, we needed to figure out how to make this delicious sauce low-carb/keto friendly, so after a few tries with different ingredients, we came up with a sauce that we think represents flavors of the Thai sweet chili sauce very well!

You will also find that we added macadamia nuts to give the dish a nutty and crunchy texture.  Then we finished it off with some chopped green onions on top.

If you can’t get your hands on mahi-mahi, you can substitute for another firm white meat fish, like halibut or ono, following the directions exactly.

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For this dish, the special ingredients you would need are Coconut Flour, Swerve/Monkfruit, Sriracha, Sugar Free Ketchup and Xanthan Gum.  All these can be picked up on Amazon or a local supermarket.

Now, what are you waiting for?  Let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Cooking Time 3M

Total Time 8M

Net Carb/Serving ~3g

Servings 2

Ingredients

Mahi Mahi

  • 8 oz Mahi Mahi (about 2 fillets)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil (no taste)
  • 2 tbsp Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions

Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Add water and Swerve/Monkfruit into a small Teflon sauce pan and place on heat until boiling.  Once boiling, remove from heat.

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3) Next add in the Sriracha, Sugar Free Ketchup, Garlic Powder and Xanthan Gum.  Mix well until the Xanthan Gum dissolves and then transfer to a holding bowl.

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4) Add Roasted Macadamia Nuts into a food processor and pulse  until finely chopped and set aside.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the nuts into a plastic bag and use a rubber mallet to break into chunks.

5) Finely chop green onions and set aside.

6) Pat both sides of the mahi-mahi fillets dry with a paper towel and then sprinkle on Coconut Flour on both sides.   Set aside once done.

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7) Add neutral oil to cast iron pan and place on high heat (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot.  So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan).  Once the oil starts to lightly smoke (about 2-3 minutes), carefully add mahi-mahi fillets into cast iron pan.  Cover and cook for 1.5 minutes on one side and only 1 minute for the other.  Once done, transfer to a serving plate.

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8) Sprinkle on macadamia nuts and green onions on top.  Drizzle sauce to liking and enjoy hot!

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Keto Low Carb Sweet Thai Chili Mahi Mahi

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Sweet Thai Chili Mahi Mahi

Believe me when I say this pan-fried mahi-mahi was done right when paired with our keto low carb sweet and spicy glaze! Mahi-mahi, also known as dorado, is a lean white meat fish with a firm texture. It's tender and moist but also neutral so it accompanies many sauces very well! Super easy to make and perfect for your next dinner!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Asian American, Asian Fusion
Keyword: easy white fish recipe, keto fish recipe, keto sweet thai chili sauce, low carb fish recipes, low carb sweet thai chili sauce, pan fried white fish recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 252kcal

Ingredients

Mahi Mahi

  • 8 oz Mahi Mahi about 2 fillets
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil neutral, no taste
  • 2 tbsp Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar Free Ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Add water and Swerve/Monkfruit into a small Teflon sauce pan and place on heat until boiling. Once boiling, remove from heat.
  • Next add in the Sriracha, Sugar Free Ketchup, Garlic Powder and Xanthan Gum. Mix well until the Xanthan Gum dissolves and then transfer to a holding bowl.
  • Add Roasted Macadamia Nuts into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and set aside. If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the nuts into a plastic bag and use a rubber mallet to break into chunks.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • Pat both sides of the mahi-mahi fillets dry with a paper towel and then sprinkle on Coconut Flour on both sides. Set aside once done.
  • Add neutral oil to cast iron pan and place on high heat (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot. So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan). Once the oil starts to lightly smoke (about 2-3 minutes), carefully add mahi-mahi fillets into cast iron pan. Cover and cook for 1.5 minutes on one side and only 1 minute for the other. Once done, transfer to a serving plate.
  • Sprinkle on macadamia nuts and green onions on top. Drizzle sauce to liking and enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

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