Bubba Gump’s Copycat Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi Recipe

Bubba Gump’s Copycat Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi Recipe

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.

Preparing the Bubba Gump’s Copycat Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi Recipe

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

This Bubba Gump’s-inspired Bourbon street mahi-mahi tastes better than the original. It’s glazed in a flavorful bourbon sauce. Try it!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 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, roughly 24 oz
  • Salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups long grain 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. smoked paprika
  • Salt & ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the Bourbon Sauce.
  2. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly. Set aside.
  3. Combine agave, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, & garlic until well incorporated.
  4. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the marinade. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. Heat both oils in a skillet over medium-high heat, & sear fish for 3 minutes per side.
  6. 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.


  • Sugar: 50g
  • :
  • Calcium: 89mg
  • Calories: 907kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 129g
  • Cholesterol: 124mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 1109mg
  • Protein: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 1354mg
  • Vitamin A: 917IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently 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.
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