Mahi Mahi Parmesan Appetizer Bites Recipe

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
These are bite-size batter dipped and fried Mahi Mahi. A delicious Florida appetizer we make often. Great anytime for snacks or just the perfect dinner appetizer.

This fried Mahi Mahi has a crispy golden beer coating on the outside while keeping the fish moist, tender, and flaky on the inside.

The fish is terrific with one of our 14 dipping sauces you can choose from or just use our delicious marinara sauce and mozzarella Parmesan topping suggestions the way we like it.

Easy fried fish that will taste like a five-star restaurant, and with some store-bought ingredients these delicious appetizer bites are ready in less than 20 minutes.

Amazing Flavor with Marinara Dipping Sauce

This versatile beer batter is also perfect for many other types of meat and vegetables to include fish, chicken, or even vegetables, anything you dip with this is a delicious fritter-style batter.

Light and perfect for any appetizer you choose to make.

Ingredients for Beer Batter

  • all-purpose flour
  • garlic powder parsley, oregano, basil paprika salt black pepper cayenne pepper
  • egg
  • bottle of beer
  • cooking oil for frying
  • jar of favorite marinara sauce
  • shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • grated parmesan
  • firm white fish such as Mahi Mahi, Snapper, or other preferred white fish cut into small chunks

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Mahi Mahi Parmesan Appetizer Bites Recipe

Mahi Mahi Parmesan Appetizer Bites Recipe

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min
These are little bites of fish fried in beer batter and then covered in tomato sauce and melted cheese as an appetizer.


  • Beer Batter
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of each, parsley, oregano, basil
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12-ounce can or bottle of beer
  • 2 quarts of cooking oil for frying: heat to around 375
  • 1 jar of favorite marinara sauce or make homemade marinara click here
  • 1 package shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • grated parmesan
  • 2 pounds of firm white fish such as Mahi Mahi, Snapper, or other preferred white fish cut into small chunks


  1. Combine all dry ingredients, (except fish) add egg then beer beat till smooth.
  2. Dip fish chunks in batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
  4. On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place fried chunks of Mahi on the sheet,
  5. Top with marinara sauce and cheese and bake until the cheese melt.
  6. Serve with picks for appetizers inserted in the center.
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Irish, American

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  1. What an original recipe! I've never tried a similar combination of ingredients to cook fish. Your appetizer looks really tasty. Bye, have a great day

  2. Yes!Great way to have fish as appetizer.And a tasty one(althhough I do not know that fish) I love the look of it;)

  3. I love it when the fish are biting but I love it more when the fish are bites with tomato sauce and cheese.

  4. A very delicate and refined dish :).

  5. Mi piace questa ricetta e mi piace tanto la presentazione!! Farei un figurone.... un abbraccio e buonissima serata

  6. These batter fried fish chunks look great, the pictures are very appealing.
    I wonder if you used a bland American lager or a malty microbrew.
    It's impossible for me to fry fish without the obligatory hush puppies. Everyone demands it.

  7. Perfect Game Day snack. These look so delicious.

  8. What a great appetizer! Love that you've topped it with cheese and marinara...yummy!

  9. Love that coating. I could eat the plate! Wish Mahi Mahi was more accessible here... dreaming Florida dreams...

  10. way to go, this sounds excellent, love that batter and then the marinara and gooey cheese, oh goodness - touchdown

  11. A very original and tasty appetizer!

  12. That's a fun twist and they sound delicious! You're very creative. How were they?

  13. I must admit, I've never had cheese on fish. I have a feeling I've been missing out!

  14. These sound delicious and I'm sure they would disappear at my table. I really like the clarity of your recipe and I suspect it produces a memorable appetizer. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. As a matter of fact, the last time I had a lovely dish with mahi mahi was when I was last in Florida. I've, never made it in my cucina...gotta change that.

    Your beer batter would be perfectly versatile towards any of my other favourite fishes. Thanks ;o)

    Have a great weekend,

  16. Such a fabulous high protein appetizer!

  17. Your beer battered fish looks incredibly good! Love that you topped it with mozzarella!

  18. looks fun Claudia (and yummy!). Would you believe I have never had mahi mahi!

  19. Just buzzed you. They look amazing!

  20. No jokes at all, Claudia. This sounds really really good. Believe me, don't let me in to your house or you're going to regret. hahaha...

  21. How cute are these! What a great idea for football Sunday! Kind of like a meatball on a toothpick, only better!

  22. How unique it is to have fish as an appetizer. Claudia you do have a creative mind when it comes to food! These little gems are simply awesome-buzz!

  23. Great idea for a healthier and more elegant appetizer! I'd love to eat these over a bunch of fried stuff!

  24. Creative and beautiful Claudia! Love the seasonings. I'm gonna try this with a bit of smoked paprika and pepper jack cheese to kick it up a bit! Thanks GF :)

  25. That looks so wonderful. We need to eat more fish - love it but don't eat enough!

  26. Congrats on the top 9! These look soooooo good!!

  27. What a beautiful and healthy appetizer. I have had this once and I love this fish. Blessings, Catherine ox

  28. These are really terrific, Claudia! I love appetizers that are healthy and delicious and it's not always the easiest thing to achieve! Nicely done!

  29. This looks great as an appetizer. I'm always looking for bite-size things to take to potlucks. I'm in a co-ed fraternity and we have a MILLION potlucks.


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