Also referred to as a Dolphinfish
(but unrelated to the well known dolphin species of fish that is a mammal), a Dorado
, or a Mahimahi, this fish is found worldwide in tropical ocean waters. Formed with a blunt nose and head, Mahi Mahi is one of the fastest swimming fish of all species. Covered with a silver skin that changes colors as it swims, Mahi Mahi has a firm textured white flesh that may be lean or somewhat high in fat content and when eaten provides a slightly sweet flavor. Most often sold as steaks or filets, Mahi Mahi is easy to prepare by grilling, broiling and frying. It can be served as a good alternative to cod, swordfish, monkfish and John Dory and is enhanced nicely with spicy flavors. It is also commonly eaten raw for some recipes.
To check the fish for doneness, use the tip of a sharp knife and cut through the thickest part of the fillet. If the fish has been properly cooked, the meat will appear opaque but will still be moist.