How to Make Red Lobster Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi Mahi

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Red Lobster Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi Mahi

Making this Red Lobster Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi-Mahi recipe can greatly enhance a dinner menu. While the dish may sound complex, it only contains a few ingredients and can be prepared at the last minute, as preparation and cooking time is minimal. Red Lobster's first restaurant (named The Green Frog) was opened in 1968, and seafood lovers have flocked to the restaurant chain ever since. This copycat recipe will give you the opportunity to take the flavors that you love out of Red Lobster and into your own home.

RedLobster.jpgFlickr: Ollie Crafoord
Offered by Red Lobster
Customer service phone 866-242-5200[1]
Served as Main dish
Main ingredients Mahi-mahi fillets, rum, orange marmalade
Cooking method Saute
Similar to Orange-glazed fish
Author Selena Robinson

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Red Lobster Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi-Mahi Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup rum (regular or dark)
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 4 mahi-mahi fillets, skinless
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 orange slices
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup finely diced cilantro

Red Lobster Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi-Mahi Recipe

  1. Using a small saucepan, saute 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and the garlic over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet chili sauce, the rum, and the orange marmalade.
  3. Continue cooking, stirring often, until the mixture forms a smooth syrup and the marmalade is completely melted. Remove the saucepan from heat.
  4. Taste the syrup and add salt and pepper, as desired.
  5. Heat the other 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large non-stick saute pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Sprinkle the mahi-mahi fillets with salt and pepper and place them in the hot pan.
  7. Sear the fillets to form an even crust, then flip them over and reduce the heat to medium.
  8. Continue cooking until the fish has reached desired doneness.
  9. To serve, divide the 2 cups of cooked white rice among four plates, mounding the rice in the center of each.
  10. Top each plate of rice with one fillet, then pour the citrus rum marinade over each fillet.
  11. Garnish each plate with chopped cilantro and an orange slice.

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  • According to Red Lobster’s official recipe, sweet chili sauce is commonly found in the Asian foods section at local grocery stores.[2] Asian specialty food markets may also carry this condiment.
  • If fresh Mahi-Mahi isn't readily available, feel free to experiment with similar fishes such as swordfish or tilapia.
  • For an even healthier version of this meal, use brown rice instead of white rice.
  • If you don't have any orange marmalade on hand, use the juice from a lemon, a lime, and an orange instead to achieve a fresh citrus taste. If you go this route, include 1/3 cup of sugar to provide the same sweetness that you would get with the marmalade.[3] Dark brown sugar is the best type of sweetener to use, since it compliments the rich color of the rum glaze.[4]
  • You can use A.1. steak sauce as a replacement for the sweet chili sauce if you like.[5]
  • Make the glaze with an Asian flair by using grapefruit juice, lime juice, sake, mirin, light soy sauce, and sugar.[6]
  • Honey can also be used a substitute for the orange marmalade. If you use honey, omit the additional sugar as described in a previous suggestion and simply add lime juice and orange juice.[7]

Those that enjoy this entree might also want to learn how to make Red Lobster’s Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Salmon, Maple Glazed Salmon and Shrimp, or Lobster Crusted Tilapia.

Also See: How to Make Red Lobster Maple Glazed Salmon and Shrimp, How to Make Red Lobster Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Salmon, How to Make Red Lobster Lobster Crusted Tilapia, How to Make Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon, How to Make Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits