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Old 10-15-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Mahi Mahi - How Should I Cook It?

I plan on trying mahi mahi for dinner.

How do you like to cook it?

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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Are you up for grilling? Will the weather cooperate?

I like a soy, garlic, ginger marinade/glaze with a hint of wasabi.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Cook it halfway through then when you turn them sprinkle crushed macademia nuts and a bit of butter onto them and finish cooking. Had it done this way at a little cafe on Maui and it was very good!

My 2nd favorite way to eat it is in a fish taco (or a lettuce wrap) w/ a fresh salsa that I add either mango, papaya or pineapple too. If I'm doing that I just put a little olive oil and S&P on the fish before I grill or broil it.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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Grill it!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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Mahi Mahi is my very favorite fish Andy and it's a shame to hide the delicate flavor and texture with anything complicated. I like a good sprinkle of lemon pepper and simply broiled. It's nice with a mango type salsa on the side if you feel fancy. Happy eating!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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Would you like to try it Vietnamese style?


  • 4 Tbs sesame oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup hoi sin sauce
  • 2 tsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 Tbs chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger


  • 2 cups demerara sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced very thin

Marinate mahi-mahi fillets for at least one hour, but no more than 4 hours.
In a sauté pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Dry fish fillets with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, and sauté until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Fish is cooked through when it flakes easily with a fork. Remove fish and keep warm.
Place sugar in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat. Whisk sugar until it is melted and dark amber colored, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup coconut milk. Mixture will bubble vigorously. Stir over medium heat until caramelized sugar is dissolved. Stir in fish sauce, shallots, ginger, garlic, and remaining coconut milk and stir over medium-high heat until desired thickness. Pour sauce over plated fish fillet, then garnish with green onions and sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper to taste.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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It is also known as lampuki in the Island of Malta in the Mediterranean and it is almost their national fish. It is seasonal there too and these are some of the recipes used. I used to go to Malta quite a lot and loved it when it was in all the restaurants.

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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I like to pan fry with a nut crust and finish it in the oven if needed.I like macadamias best but whatever you like will work fine.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #9
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Grilled and served as fish tacos! Yum! In the Pacific, it is most often called dorado and is a main stay in the tacos.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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Thank you all for offering suggestions.

I decided to cook it in butter in a skillet with just salt and pepper and served it with lemon. I wanted to experience the flavor of the fish as it is our first time with mahi mahi.

We agreed it was OK but didn't think it was anything special. I'd try it again. We may have gotten a mediocre piece of fish this time.

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