For years and years, we have been hearing of the health benefits of fish. So which varieties of fish are the best for our bodies? Which fish is the best bang for our buck? Which one packs the most nutritional punch without sacrificing taste?
“Enter Mahi Mahi, or Dolphin fish or Dorado as it is often called. Although often thought of as native to Hawaii, this fish likes its vacation spots, cropping up in warm water locales such as Florida and areas off the Pacific coast. When in the water, Mahi Mahi can be easily recognized by its blunt head and vibrant blue-green and yellow scales. Once out of the water, a quality Mahi Mahi steak or fillet can be identified by its relative odorlessness as well as by the texture of its flesh, which should give slightly when you press it with a finger, and should be moist to the touch.
This fish is readily available, fresh or frozen. It is super easy to prepare – brushing with oil seasoned and baked with the freshest of veggies. Grilling this fish is another route to take. You can easily baste with oil and lemon or marinate with your favorite blend of spices.
“Mahi Mahi is an extremely good source of protein and contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, Mahi Mahi is an excellent source of selenium, an antioxidant thought to have cancer protecting qualities, and vitamins B3 and B6. However, since Mahi Mahi can contain moderate levels of mercury (similar to that of tuna), it should be limited during pregnancy to about one serving per week.
Our verdict? Mahi Mahi is a versatile and healthy entrée option to add to your dinner repertoire!”
Check out Chef Verati’s spin on Mahi-Mahi with some vanilla bean and awesome sauteed veggies on our Facebook page.