Caramelized Pineapple Salsa and Mahi Mahi Tacos

Caramelized Pineapple Salsa Mahi Tacos

Nothing says “Island Cuisine” like caramelized pineapple and Mahi Mahi rolled into a warm corn tortilla – served al fresco while over looking the Pacific. I’m sharing my dish at Fiesta Friday.

Have you every cooked your fish in fruit salsa? No? You should definitely get it a try. I chopped the salsa ingredients once and used 1/4 to cook the fish in and served the rest at the table. Sautée the Maui Gold pineapple with red onions, ginger, cilantro, red pepper and jalapeño until golden. Add the fish and cook until just opaque. The fish will have a slightly sweet spicy glaze and little bits of caramelized pineapple and onion.

I would serve this along side coconut rice or sesame confetti zuc noodles if I wanted a more formal meal but tacos seemed just right for a casual meal on the lanai. I served these with a crisp white wine and a healthy dose of tropical air.

This recipe would work with any fruit or tomato salsa. The salsa serves as your sauce for fish or chicken. “What could be easier than that?” said in Ina Garten’s voice.

A Rough Recipe:
Chop 1 red onion, 1 cup of ripe pineapple, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 2 inches of fresh ginger, 1/2 jalapeño to taste, 1 small red bell pepper. Add a squeeze of lime. Sautée 1/2 cup of your salsa in 1 tablespoon butter and a splash of olive oil. Cook until golden and the add fish. Steam over the salsa, turning once until just opaque, about 10 minutes.

Serve with warm corn tortillas, Sriracha sour cream, angel hair cabbage or shredded lettuce and lime wedges.

Caramelized Pineapple Salsa Mahi Tacos


Caramelized Pineapple Salsa Mahi Tacos
Caramelized Pineapple Salsa Mahi Tacos
Caramelized Pineapple Salsa Mahi Tacos

A warm Aloha,

16 responses to “Caramelized Pineapple Salsa and Mahi Mahi Tacos

  1. Really like this a lot. I love fish taco’s and your salsa sounds amazing.

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  2. Cooking the fish in salsa was a genius, albeit lazy, idea. But hey, I was in vacation mode. Thanks Suzanne.


  3. These tacos scream summer Tracey and sound so delicious! I will be trying this with salmon 🙂

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  4. I love fruit salsas especially with salmon or tilapia. I never tried it with Mahi Mahi – I don’t think I can get that here. Tacos are always a hit! Aloha to you – my brother lives on the big island of Hawaii.

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  5. Oh my, that sounds absolutely fantastic! Love the idea of cooking the fish in the salsa – brilliant and so tasty too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  6. I love mahii mahi! With tacos and pineapple sauce sounds even better! Your picture with the glass of wine made me dream about summer… Perfect dish for perfect view! Thanks for sharing this recipe at FF!

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  7. Simply delectable! My kind of food. We both had caramelized pineapple on the brain…mine was inspired by a trip to Punta Cana.

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  8. Great minds…. I’ll check it out. I’m so far behind in reading, sorry.
    Be well Tracey


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