Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): My Hawaiian Cookbook Series - Part 1 - baked Mahi Mahi

My Hawaiian Cookbook Series - Part 1 - baked Mahi Mahi

hawaiian mahimahi fishMahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus) is commonly known as dolphin (not the mammal), dolphinfish, or dorado, in other places.  It's an open ocean fish found in seas around the world.  When a mahimahi takes the hook, its colors are brilliant blue, silver and yellow.  These fade in a flash when the fish dies. Large schools of mahimahi are common around ocean flotsam and off fish aggregation devices or FAD's.
About 80% of the commercial mahimahi caught in Hawaii are by local fisherman using trolling methods.  Hawaii's mahimahi is a highly regarded product which is best eaten when fresh.

fresh hawaiian mahimahi for cooking

 

When I cook mahimahi I like to bake it in a hot oven, 400 degrees, for 20 minutes.  Preheat the oven while preparing this recipe.

Mix up some:

  • mayonnaise
  • fresh pressed garlic
  • fresh chopped dill
  • fresh or dried tarragon leaves
  • spoonful of pickled capers

You can use single serving fillets, or a whole slab of fish, whichever you prefer.  Place the fish in an ovenproof dish, like a glass or ceramic casserole or metal pan.  Spread this mixture all over the fish so it's got a nice coating.  Pop it into the hot oven and it will be done in 20 minutes, or maybe a little longer if you had a really big slab for the whole family.

Serve with rice and a fluffy salad, and you have a healthy and nutritious meal.

the best baked mahimahi you will ever eat

This is so easy and so delicious, you will be surprised.  If you are lucky enough to get some really fresh fish, this dish will always impress those you serve it to.  If you don't have fresh herbs available, you can fake it with whatever you have handy.  I have used basil, but it's a little overpowering.  Dill and tarragon are subtle and go well together.  I have also used this method for Ahi (yellow fin tuna) and it's pretty good too.

Why go to Mama's Fish House when you can eat like this at home?

Here on Maui we are lucky to know people who fish and we can sometimes get mahimahi right from them.  Other times we can buy fresh fish at our local market in Paia, and sometimes even at Costco.

If you enjoy eating fresh fish, you might want to move to Maui where it's available year round.  For more info on Maui homes for sale - call The Hunter - Georgina M. Hunter R(S)- 808 283-0635 - Paia Maui Hawaii 96779

 

Comment balloon 19 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • December 14 2007 02:19AM

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Hi Georgina, I just left Hawaii (again!) and while I don't miss rock fever, I do miss li hing mui and good mahi mahi!  Raised in Lanikai many moons ago, both sides of my family are 'from' Hawaii.  Most recently I served as Controller for the Lex Brodie's stores on the BI; prior to that, I did the same thing for the Lex Brodie's based in HNL.  Moved to NC, go my RE license, and am working on my business plan, marketing and networking.  Love the beautiful mountains of western NC!  Will be in HNL in January for the Sellabration Convention.  Have a great day!
Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 10 years ago
Hi Georgina,  I never knew they killed dolphins for food.  That's what little I know of Hawaii.  Is it really as beautiful as the photos and movies?  One day maybe we can visit.  By they way, I love your dog photo of yourself...ha. I love dogs.
Posted by Kay Perry (Kay Perry, Broker) over 10 years ago

Susie - Thank you VERY much - as Lex Brodie would say.

Kay - They are just called dolphin because of their high forehead I suppose.  They are fish though.  I would NEVER eat a real dolphin.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
Georgina , a wonderful recipe. Probably the best eating fish from the Hawaiian Island waters. Certainly my favorite...thanks for sharing!!
Posted by Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Consultants Palm Desert (RE/MAX Palm Desert #1 Agent 2017 to 2010) over 10 years ago

Elaine, thanks for visiting.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
At 9:45 in the AM that looks SCRUMPTIOUS!  Thanks for sharing it!
Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) over 10 years ago
Mahimahi is one of the great things we have in Hawaii.  That recipe sounds real good.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Renee and Randy - tty it, you'll like it!
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
Georgina, well this one is bookmarked since we both know that it's the only way to make fish that melts in your mouth...I plan on giving it a try so I don't have to wait until I come back to Maui to eat at Mama's.
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 10 years ago

Gena - well don't forget you can always request it when you go to Mama's and they just might make it for you.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
Sounds delicious. But I'm going to need you to come to Florida and prepare it for me. I don't cook =P  j/k  I do love Mahi Mahi in restaurants.
Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 10 years ago
I love Hawaii, been all over it and would move there in a heartbeat. I just commented today how much I love eating all the fresh fruit and love all the sun and always just feel better when I'm there.  I stay outside the whole time...love it!
Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) over 10 years ago
Lisa and Cindy - Thanks for coming by,  and making comments. See you around!
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
i just had a small meal, but now that i saw this i think that i may be going to get some mahi mahi and make it for dinner,,, yummy,,,
Posted by Rick Marnon, Howell Real Estate Agent (The Michigan Group) over 10 years ago
Rick - how was your dinner?  lol
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
Georgina - Wow, this looks awesome...  just printed it out for dinner tomorrow night.  Thanks.
Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) over 10 years ago
Debbie - I hope it will be delicious!  Thanks for the interest.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

Oh, yum!  MahiMahi is one of my favorite fishes...right behind grouper!  This recipe looks fantastic, thank you!

Posted by Suzanne Zick, HouseMaster of Lake Norman (HouseMaster of Lake Norman) about 10 years ago

Suzanne - I hope you get a chance to try it.... be sure to use lots of fresh dill.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 10 years ago

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