The Hawaiian name Mahi Mahi has become the common name for this fish in the U.S. When a Mahi Mahi takes the hook, its colors are brilliant blue and silver dappled with yellow. Most of the fish are between 8 and 25 pounds, but larger fish can be caught by trollers. Mahi Mahi over 15 pounds in body weight is the preferred market size.
Commercial Mahi Mahi landings in Hawaii are made by trollers and longliners. No fish is better known in the up-scale restaurant market than Hawaii's fresh Mahi Mahi. This fish is thin-skinned with firm, light pink flesh. It has a delicate flavor that is almost sweet.
Mahi Mahi is ideal for a variety of preparations. However, care should be taken not to overcook
Mahi Mahi. It should be cooked until it flakes and no longer. Mahi Mahi is an excellent source of
healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin,
vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium.