What is Mahi Mahi and What Does Mahi Mahi Taste Like: Find All The Answers Here

Have you ever tried mahi mahi? What does mahi mahi taste like? Go with us to find the answer.

Mahi Mahi is a low-fat fish also known as dolphinfish that’s a perfect source of protein for every non-vegetarian, non-vegan diet.

While the name “dolphinfish” may cause you to hesitate, rest assured that this fish isn’t related to the dolphin in any way, shape or form. The confusion comes from a shared root in the Polynesian language.


Is Mahi Mahi Healthy?

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Mahi Mahi is one of the healthiest sources of protein out there. The North Carolina Department of Health considers this fish as very low in mercury, as well as a great source of minerals, vitamins and proteins.

Health Advantages of Mahi Mahi

If you’re curious about why the health department speaks so highly of this peculiar fish, this is why:

Mahi Mahi is a great source of proteins and essential fats

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A single six ounce serving of mahi-mahi contains almost 30 grams of protein, easily half the daily requirements for the average person.

It also contains 1.2 grams of essential fats, which means dolphinfish is a great source of lean protein.

Not only that, but if you’re counting calories you’ll be happy to know that mahi-mahi (also known as dorado in Spanish speaking countries) only has 134 calories per serving, making it an excellent protein source to consider for those low-calorie meal plans.

Dolphinfish is a great source of Vitamins B-5 and B-6

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As a general rule, fish are often a great source of vitamins but mahi-mahi takes it one step further since it’s packed with vitamins B-5 and B-6, both of which are crucial vitamins for human beings.

Vitamin B-5 is crucial for the production of hormones of every kind.

Vitamin B-6 is important for brain function, as it’s a necessary component for the creation of neurotransmitters.

A single serving of “dorado” has almost a quarter of your B-5 requirements and roughly half of your B-6 requirements.

Mahi Mahi is full of Potassium and Selenium

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This fish is also well known due to its high content of potassium and selenium, both of which are nutrients necessary to improve your immune system as well as regulating blood pressure.

Combined, these nutrients can help prevent illnesses as well as combat heart disease.

If that wasn’t all, potassium is also important for muscle function (which includes the heart) and selenium is known to help your thyroid work.

Now that you know all the things mahi mahi can do for you, you may be considering adding it to your diet.

In that case, let us tell you what mahi mahi tastes like so you don’t get any surprises.

What Does Mahi Mahi Taste Like?

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Mahi mahi has a somewhat sweet flavor that might initially confuse people who are used to saltier or meatier fish.

Because of this, mahi-mahi is often served with fruit and herbal salsas in tropical countries.

But in all seriousness, what does it tastes like?

The closest we can think of is swordfish but slightly less fishy and just a tad fattier.

It’s taste isn’t as strong as salmon (See more: What does salmon taste like?) or mackerel, but it’s still quite distinctive: Perhaps a closest approximation could be saying that mahi-mahi tastes like cod or grouper, though it doesn’t taste quite the same.

In any case, cod and grouper are very popular replacements for mahi-mahi (and the other way around) so the flavor is quite similar.

The texture, however, is different as mahi-mahi is meatier without the oily aftertaste cod is known for.

How To Cook Mahi Mahi?

How Can You Cook Mahi Mahi

Luckily, mahi mahi is a very versatile dish that can be cooked in many different ways.

It can be steamed, grilled, sautéed, fried, baked, roasted, deep fried and even cooked as a ceviche if you know what you’re doing.

Remember that this fish is rather popular with fresh fruit, herbal salsas and even fruit salsas so don’t be afraid of experimenting when you’re cooking this delicious fish.

I'd like to share with you a delicious recipe : Blackened Mahi Mahi Recipe - A Perfect and Simple Dinner


And there you have it, now you know not only what mahi-mahi tastes like but also the many things it can do to improve your health, which means you now have an excellent reason to introduce mahi mahi to your diet.

We hope you enjoyed our article.

Happy cooking, and don’t forget to leave a comment letting us know how it went!

Emma Claire

I’m Emma, and I’m absolutely in love with food blogs. I’m a foodie at heart but being the mother of 3 kids, it’s not always easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way.

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