Mahi Mahi


mahi mahiThe Hawaiians have given the name Mahi  mahi  to the dolphin fish. Not to be confused with the dolphin that is a mammal, this fish lives in tropical waters throughout the world. There are two types of dolphin fish that are sold as mahi mahi, the common dolphin fish and the pompano dolphin fish.

The mahi mahi does not live a very long life, 4 to 5 years is tops.  Averaging  only 2 to 5 pounds however they can grow to 76 pounds and 6 feet in length but fish over 40 pounds are rare. It is one of the world’s fastest swimmers reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour. It is very popular for both sport and commercial fishing . They are featured in restaurants world wide. Alive, it is a very colorful fish with a blue green back and a light belly with tinges of gold, but these colors fade when the fish dies.

                                                          How to Cook Mahi

mahi mahi
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Mahi mahi has a very firm flaky meat with a distinctive delicate, somewhat sweet flavor and a moderate fat content. Its meat is rather pink in color and remains fairly moist after cooking. The best way of cooking mahi mahi is to bake, broil, grill, deep fry, pan fry or poach. Click on one of the following links for easy directions for cooking
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