Low Carb Almond-Crusted Dijon Mahi Mahi Recipe

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This low-carb "fried fish" is certain to kill any cravings for carb-y, crispy, flour-battered fish fry. Our almond-crusted dijon mahi mahi and kale salad have only eight grams of carbs and are ready to eat in about 15-20 minutes. It's that simple! This super low-carb mahi mahi recipe is sure to be a hit in any household. For one, it's a mild-flavored fish, so your anti-seafooders won't have any trouble with that fishy taste. And with the almond add-on in this recipe, you'll have the most delectable low-carb mahi mahi recipe in the neighborhood.

What is Mahi Mahi?

Mahi mahi is a lean, low-carb fish with pink, tender flesh that becomes white when you cook it. Sometimes it’s called dolphin or dolphinfish, but never fear, they’re not related to dolphins. Because they reproduce and grow quickly, mahi mahi are an eco-friendly option. They’re also considered a moderate-mercury fishmaking it safer if you’re concerned about being exposed to mercury.

Not only does mahi mahi have a subtle and slightly sweet flavor, it has a nutrient profile that’s excellent for people living with diabetes who want to decrease their carb intake and eat more protein. Mahi mahi is rich with protein, an essential macronutrient that supports the building and repairing tissues in the body. Protein is also vital for a healthy immune system.

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Mahi mahi is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that can’t be produced by the body and must come from the food you eat. Omega-3s help decrease inflammation, which in turn can help prevent numerous chronic conditions and support healthy brain function.

This article has been clinically reviewed by Hanna Rifkin, RD, CDCES, clinical health coach at One Drop. 

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Rachel Sanchez-Madhur
Feb 06, 2023

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