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Yields: 4 Servings
Time: 30 Minutes

3 tbsp.

butter, divided

2 tbsp.

extra-virgin olive oil, divided


(4-oz.) mahi-mahi fillets

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 lb.



cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp.

crushed red pepper flakes


lemon, sliced

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp.

freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil. Add mahi-mahi and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  2. To skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add asparagus and cook until tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.
  3. To skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Once melted, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then stir in lemon, zest, juice, and parsley. Remove from heat, then return mahi-mahi and asparagus to skillet and spoon over sauce.
  4. Garnish with more parsley before serving.