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Baked Mahi Mahi Fish Sticks

These Baked Mahi Mahi Fish Sticks are a grown-up version of basic fish sticks with a flavorful, light breading, firm fish and a crispy coating. Easily made in the oven, they are good plain or over-the-top with a Roasted Red Pepper Tartar Sauce.
Course: Main
Author: Kristi


  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 pound Mahi Mahi filets cut into 1/2" strips
  • 1 and 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian style seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional
  • Olive oil


  • Preheat oven with rack in the center of the oven. Liberally spray a baking sheet with cooking oil. Set aside.
  • Pour buttermilk into a large bowl and add fish strips to coat. Let fish marinate 15-30 minutes in the refrigerator, covered.
  • In dredging dish, mix parmesan, breadcrumbs, panko, garlic, cayenne and salt (optional) together until evenly blended.
  • Remove fish from buttermilk and dredge in bread crumbs, pressing breadcrumbs into fish to adhere. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and bake until golden and crispy, roughly 14-16 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and set fish aside on a paper towel to drain. Serve.