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 in about a year. 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 $16.00
8 oz. for $8.00*
-- Mahi Mahi with Roasted Tomatoes and Fennel (One Sweet Mess)
-- Easy Perfect Mahi (Chew Out Loud)