|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.