Mahi mahi, also called dolphinfish or "dorado," shouldn't be confused with dolphin (which as you know is a mammal, not a fish). Its Hawaiian name, referring to its swimming ability, means "extra strong." They live in all tropical and subtropical oceans around the world. Mahi are able to reproduce at the age of 5 months, females can produce up to a million eggs each time they spawn, and they are fast growers. These factors keep their population stable and sustainable.
Their pinkish translucent flesh has a sweet, delicate flavor, moderately firm texture, and large, moist flakes. Seafood Watch rates mahi mahi a "Good Alternative.” Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $14.50
-- Pesto Crusted Mahi Mahi with Blistered Tomatoes and Lemon Butter (from Life as a Strawberry)
-- Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos with Chipotle Mayo (from That Oven Feelin’)