Mahi mahi is also called dolphinfish or dorado, but don't confuse it with dolphin (which as you know is a mammal, not a fish). Its Hawaiian name, referring to its swimming ability, means "extra strong."
Because female mahi can produce up to a million eggs each time they spawn, and mahi are fast growers, their population is both stable and sustainable. Their pinkish translucent flesh has a sweet, delicate flavor, moderately firm texture, and large, moist flakes.
The Ecuadorian fishery is part of a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) and hopes to gain MSC certification within 18 months. To date improvements to the fishery include the reduction of the sea turtle bycatch. Seafood Watch rates mahi mahi a "Good Alternative.” Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $26.00
8 oz. for $13.00
-- Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos with Chipotle Mayo (from That Oven Feelin’)
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