Also called dorado and dolphinfish, mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) is found in warm waters throughout the world. Though a type of dolphinfish, this species is not related to the dolphin that is a mammal. To avoid confusion in the marketplace, the Hawaiian name mahi mahi has become the commonly used term.
In the U.S. mahi mahi is a highly regarded fish and far better in quality to lower-priced imports. A local favorite in Southern California, mahi-mahi is a firm, light fleshed fish with moderate fat content and a delicate, slightly sweet flavor. A popular choice for fish tacos, it presents best when grilled or broiled but also works well when sautéed or deep fried. Just take care not to overcook mahi mahi. It should be cooked to medium – until it flakes and no longer. Fillets are skin off.