Mahi-mahi recipe & video

1421099_183344748523784_726832465_oMahi-Mahi might be the ultimate game fish. They are hard-fighting, acrobatic, plentiful and provide great tablefare.

Mahi-Mahi are also extremely prolific spawners and fast-growing. This fish is more sustainable than slower maturing species like tuna & swordfish If possible, try to choose pole or troll-caught mahi-mahi instead of long-linedi. Long-liners collect bycatch which includes sea-turtles, sharks,seabirds and marine mammals (dolphins, whales, porpoises.)

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Here is one of my favorite mahi-mahi recipes:

Mahi-Mahi – grilled with pineapple and jalapeno salsa

Ingredients:

– 4 fresh mahi-mahi fillets

– 1 pineapple diced

– 2 jalapeños peppers minced

– 2 shallots minced

– 1/2 cup of pineapple juice

– 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar

– Salt/pepper

– Cilantro (or parsley)

Directions

Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Blend the pineapple, jalapeños, shallots, vinegar, pineapple juice. Preheat grill to high. Grill fish for 3-5 minutes on both sides. Pour on the salsa, garnish with cilantro and enjoy! Good wine pairings with mahi-mahi include chardonnay & dry lambrusco.

Having a good fillet knife is an important part of the preparation process when cleaning fish. Check out Kershaw Knives

Here’s a short video of an eating size mahi-mahi being brought aboard the Cutting Edge fishing charter.