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Kitchen Dictionary: mahi mahi

Pronounced: MAH-hee MAH-hee

This fish is named the dolphin fish, but not to be confused with the mammal dolphin. This fish was renamed Mahi-Mahi by the Hawaiians so it would not be confused with the other dolphin. They can grow anywhere from 3-6 lbs, and have been known to grow as large as 5 feet and weigh up to 70 lbs. This fish is typically found in tropical and subtropical waters such as the Caribbean, Gulf Coast and Florida.
This type of fish is “fatty”, a firm fish with very flavorful flesh... Best served as a steak or a fillet. Fresh Mahi-Mahi is available all year round in Southern Coastal areas of the USA.


Season: April - August

How to select: Supply is most plentiful from April to August, and with May being the best producing month. It is also available frozen all year round in most grocery stores; sold as fillets, with the skin being left on.

How to prepare: bake, broil, grill, saute, sear, steam

Matches well with: avocados, chiles, cilantro, coconut, cumin, fruits, garlic, ginger, grapefruit, lime, olive oil, papaya, parsley, pineapples, soy sauce, tomatoes

More Mahi Mahi Recipes
Popular Mahi Mahi Recipes
Cajun Maple Mahi-Mahi
Bek's Grilled Mahi Mahi Fillets in Soy Ginger Marinade (Oamc)
Honey Ginger Grilled Salmon, Swordfish or Mahi Mahi

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 fillet
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 173
Calories from Fat 12 (7%)
Total Fat 1.4g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Potassium 848mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 37.7g 75%

How is this calculated?