Mahi-mahi – also known as dorado, or dolphinfish – is a predatory fish that lives in tropical and subtropical waters of all the oceans. The average adult mahi-mahi is 1.5 meters long and weighs 20kg, but it can reach up to 2 meters and 40kg.
This vibrantly coloured, incredibly fast and powerful fish (the term mahi-mahi means “very strong” in Hawaiian) is a sheer delight for deep-sea sport fishermen.
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Although it was once available only in the most happening restaurants, it is now easier to find in the market, because its firm, whitish to pink coloured flesh, and its delicate and slightly sweet flavour are greatly appreciated.
You can prepare it in many ways, even on the barbecue. However, it should be cooked quickly because, like all lean fish, it tends to dry out quickly.
Try our recipe for Baked Mahi Mahi Fillet
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on July 7, 2012.