If it’s your first time seeing the mahi-mahi, you’ll never guess that it has a naturally sweet flavor. The meat of the mahi-mahi is flaky and moist which makes it perfect for a pan-fried delicious dish.

For today’s recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of recreating Bubba Gump’s Bourbon Street mahi-mahi dish. It’s simple and easy, and you won’t need too many ingredients for this one. 

This dish is perfect for lunch or dinner and even picnics. If ever, you go fishing in the tropical seas of Hawaii and Latin America, remember this amazing fish and its delectable flavor.

How To Make Bubba Gump’s Copycat Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi

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  • 3 tbsp. agave
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 mahi-mahi fillets
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice cooked

Bourbon Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. pepper to taste


  • To make bourbon sauce all you do is combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and let it simmer, while you prepare the dish. Begin by stirring together the agave, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and oil.
  • Then season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate.
  • Proceed to heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Fry fish for 3 minutes per side.
  • Pour bourbon sauce over the fish and cook for another 2 minutes. In a plate, place a spoonful of mashed potatoes and toss some rice on top of it and finally place the fish on the top.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 609IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg

Commonly Asked Questions

What Are the Health Benefits of Mahi-mahi?

Experts have pinpointed that if you are in need of protein, you should eat mahi-mahi. This tropical fish is dubbed as the “powerhouse of protein”. Eating the right amount of mahi-mahi can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart attack.




Eating fish, in general, is a healthier alternative. Try this mahi-mahi recipe for lunch or picnics. We guarantee that this is a dish that you would want in your arsenal.