Easy Dorado Fish Baked in the Oven

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Dorado fish, also known as Mahi Mahi, is one of my favorite fish to cook. When you cook it right you can create a delicious dish in the shortest time.

The dorado fish can be grilled, boiled, or even fried. But one of my favorite ways to cook this fish is to bake it into the over with a few slices of tomatoes and lemons inside of the fish that will make it more succulent and will give it a special taste.

If you’re intrigued by how I cook the Mahi Mahi fish, let’s get started!

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Dorado fish on a white plate with a fresh salad

What ingredients we will need for that?

For the fish we will need:

  • 1 medium dorado fish
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small tomato
  • aromatic herbs to taste
  • salt pepper to taste

For the fish’s sauce we will need:

  • One tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • One teaspoon of chopped capers
  • 6 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the salad we will need:

  • 100 g salad leaves
  • 5 small cucumbers
  • 3-4 slices of lemon
  • 1 small bunch of grape
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt to taste

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Dorado fish on a white plate with a fresh salad

How to make dorado fish at home in the oven:

Dorado Fish on a white plate

First of all, you need to clean the fish. Remove all the internal organs and all the fish scales. After you have the fish ready, prepare the aromatic herbs (parsley, basil, and thymes), a few slices of lemon and tomatoes.

Dorado Fish on a plate with sliced lemons and tomatoes

After you have all the ingredients ready, season the fish with salt and pepper the inside and outside of it.

Seasoning a dorado fish with salt and pepper on a white plate.

Do the same with previously prepared vegetables.

Seasoning with pepper slices of lemons and tomatoes

After that, inside the fish, place the aromatic herbs and all the sliced vegetables.

Slices of tomatoes, and lemons inside of a dorado fish.

Put aside some slices of tomatoes. We will need them later to cover the fish with them.

Dorado fish covered with slices of tomatoes on a white plate.

Prepare a baking tray on which you plan to cook the fish. Take a sheet of baking paper and make it double as the length of your baking tray. Fold the baking paper in a half. On the first half of the baking paper, we will put the fish and with the second half, we will cover the fish.

Dorado with with tomatoes in a baking pan

Place the fish on the tray, sprinkle it with olive oil, and then cover it with the baking paper. Now put the tray with the fish in the preheated oven at 190°C (375°F) for 20-25 minutes.

The baking time, of course, depends on the size of the fish. To make sure the fish has baked, test it in the thickest region. (But be careful not to cook it for too long, because it will become dry).

In the meantime, until the fish is baking, we will prepare the salad. We need to wash the vegetables and drain them well afterward.

Grapes, cucumbers and salad leafs

The salad leaves you can tear them with the hands. The cucumbers cut into slices of 0.5 cm (1/5″), the lemon cut into small cubes, and the grapes cut into halves.

Once we have all the ingredients ready, put them in a bowl, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and salt to taste. Mix them well.

Summer salad of grapes, lemons, cucumbers and salad leafs

The salad is ready.

How to prepare a delicious sauce for fish?

Fish sauce of parsley and cappers.

To prepare the sauce, mix all the ingredients (chopped parsley and capers, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper).

Sauce for the dorado fish in a white bowl

Quick note: (In case you will use salted capers as we did, of course, there is no need to add extra salt. If you will use marinated capers, you will need to add some salt to taste).

When the fish will be cooked, remove it from the oven and thread it.

Baked dorado fish with tomatoes.

Plating

Its time to serve our dorado fish with a summer salad. Put the fish fillet on the plate, next to it serve the salad and in the end, over the fish, add the sauce that we prepared earlier.

White fillet of a dorado fish with summer salad.

Enjoy your meal!

White fish fillet of a dorado fish with salad

Questions you may have:

Is Dorado (Mahi Mahi) fish healthy?

Yes, dorado fish is healthy, because it is full of proteins, omega 3-fatty acids, and essential nutrients and vitamins. There are some benefits that give it to you: fight inflammation, reduce your risk of cancer, stave off aging symptoms, maintain healthy nerve, and cell functions reduce your risk of heart disease.

How to cook dorado fish?

Dorado is a fish with a fine sweet and creamy taste, it is perfect to cook in a baking oven, on the grill or in the pan. You can cook it whole, or in the fillet. Dorado does not require a lot of condiments, because his natural taste is delicious. I recommend using just a little bit of salt and pepper, lemon, and some aromatic herbs that you prefer.

How to clean dorado fish?

If you are the lucky one that can find the fresh whole dorado, do not be scared by the cleaning process. First of all, you need to clean the scales of fish. Secondly cut across the length of the belly and take out all the organs, be careful to remove the gills, they are located in the head, and when the fish is fresh they are bright red. Then wash under a stream of cold water. And that’s all, you can start to cook.

Dorado fish with a summer salad on a plate

What to serve with dorado fish?

Its fish is so tender and delicate, and I recommend serving it with some fresh salad, also it will be perfect with some grilled or baked vegetables. And of course, don’t forget about the sauce, there will be a perfect one with a lot of lemon juice.

I can’t find a Dorado fish. Now what?

You can replace the dorado with any fish. Almost all of them will prepare in the same way.

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Dorado fish on a white plate with a fresh salad

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How to cook Dorado fish

  • Author: Go Cook Yummy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Category: Fish
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ingredients

For the fish we will need:

  • 1 medium dorado fish
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small tomato
  • aromatic herbs to taste
  • salt pepper to taste

For the fish’s sauce we will need:

  • One tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • One teaspoon of chopped capers
  • 6 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the salad we will need:

  • 100 g salad leaves
  • 5 small cucumbers
  • 34 slices of lemon
  • 1 small bunch of grape
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean the fish
  2. Prepare the aromatic herbs
  3. Slice lemon and tomato into rounds
  4. Season the fish and the vegetables
  5. Place the aromatic herbs and all the sliced vegetables inside the fish
  6. Put the fish on the baking tray
  7. Sprinkle it with olive oil
  8. Cover the fish with the baking paper and put the it in the preheated oven at 190°C (375°F ) for 20-25 minutes
  9. To prepare the sauce, mix together all the ingredients
  10. Cut all ingredients for salad and season it to taste
  11. Put the fish fillet on the plate and serve with salad and sauce
  12. Enjoy your meal!

Keywords: fish, dorado, mediterranean, salad

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