This weekend we'll have the first wild, local MAHI of the season! Mahi has a sweet, mildly pronounced flavor. The lean meat is fairly firm in texture, though not steak-like, and it has large, moist flakes.
Fun fact: Mahi is actually the dolphinfish. The name "mahi" comes from the Hawaiian word for dolphinfish, "mahimahi." The name came into common use to prevent consumers from confusing this fish with the dolphin (no relation). The name "dolphinfish" came about from the fish's habit of swimming ahead of sailing ships, as dolphins do.
Cooking tips: Mahi performs well on the grill. Though it is not an oily fish, the meat remains nicely moist and can hold up even to blackening. Or, try this one-pan meal.
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes