Mahi Mahi with Pineapple & Red Peppers

A hearty, white-fleshed fish, mahi mahi stands up well to the bold flavors of pineapple and red bell pepper.

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple & Red Peppers
Jodi Pudge

Nutritional Bonus: When shopping for couscous, make sure to grab the whole-wheat variety: It offers more B vitamins and fiber than its stripped semolina counterpart.

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
15 min


  • 2 1/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 4-oz boneless, skinless mahi mahi fillets
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 1/3 cups broth to a boil on high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat immediately, cover and let sit for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Season both sides of mahi mahi with salt and black pepper. Add mahi mahi to skillet and cook for 1 minute per side, until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add pineapple and bell pepper to skillet and cook on medium-high for 2 minutes, until soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked couscous, remaining 1 cup broth and chives and mix well. Arrange mahi mahi on top of couscous mixture, cover with foil and cook for 2 minutes, until mahi mahi is tender and steaming under foil.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 mahi mahi fillet and 1 cup couscous mixture
  • Calories 300
  • Carbohydrate Content 38 g
  • Cholesterol Content 85 mg
  • Fat Content 4.5 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 29 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 260 mg
  • Sugar Content 10 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g