When learning how to cook mahi mahi, it is important to know that this fish is actually a dophinfish. It is referred to as mahi mahi not to confuse this dophinfish to the marine dolphins which is unrelated. This fish is one of the most popular fish being served in some restaurants.
The name “mahi mahi” is actually a Hawaiian term meaning “strong”; referring to their fighting ability. This warm water fish is known for its sweet mild flavor with firm white meat; very popular at the Outback Restaurants. Because of its mild flavor, it will blend well with many other ingredients and sauces.
ASIAN FISH RECIPE using mahi mahi
Prepare sauce by combining all ingredients except fish and paprika.
Spread on both sides of the fish.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Put under broiler for about 8 minutes or until it starts to brown
Turn fish over and brown the other side.
MAHI MAHI WITH VEGGIES
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat wine and lime juice in saucepan.
Simmer until amount decreases to half as much.
Remove from heat and stir in the ½ pound of butter.
Set sauce aside to cool and thicken.
Lightly dust Mahi with the flour.
Sauté in butter and oil until lightly brown.
Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
Sauté the red pepper, zucchini, squash and mushrooms in the 3 tablespoons of butter and oil.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
Remove fish from oven.
Spoon on the cooked vegetables, ladle on the sauce and garnish with fresh chopped dill.
BAKED MAHI MAHI
When you are just learning how to cook Mahi Mahi this is one of the easiest recipes.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Sprinkle the fish with salt, pepper and paprika.
Place fish in a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Place a ¾ inch sliced tomato on top of each fish filet.
Sprinkle each slice with the green onion, Cheddar cheese and parsley.
Pour dressing over all.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until fish flakes.
FISH STIR FRIED RECIPE (You can use dolphin, sole or flounder)
When you learn how to cook Mahi Mahi this is one of my favorite recipes.
Cut fish fillets against the grain in ¼ inch thick slices.
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy skillet; add salt and ginger root and stir fry few seconds.
When oil is near smoking add fish; stir fry gently 1 minute until half done and remove to plate.
Heat remaining oil; add bean sprouts and stir fry 1 minute.
Add scallions and soy sauce; stir mixture few times.
Add stock and bring to a boil; return fish and cook covered over medium heat about 2 minutes until done.
Blend cornstarch and cold water into a paste; stir into sauce to thicken it.