How to Grill Mahi Mahi
- by Omaha Steaks
Mahi mahi – or the “Strong Strong” fish if you speak Polynesian – is one of the most sought-after fish in the world. With an exotic name and a taste that boasts an undeniable sweetness, it’s precisely the fish you want when you wish to transport your kitchen to a tropical paradise. World Port Seafood mahi mahi steaks are truly beyond compare boasting a freshness delivered to your door that’s not found anywhere else. Only the highest quality fisheries, certified for sustainable harvesting, are chosen to catch, curate, and hand-prepare World Port Seafood mahi mahi. Each steak is kept frozen, fresh after catch, and then individually vacuum-sealed to ensure you the most ocean-fresh, nutrient-rich experience that mahi mahi can offer. Not only an impressive quality, but impressively easy, too, as our experts have deboned and completely skinned each steak so all you need to do is thaw, season, and grill.
Thawing Mahi Mahi
As soon as its caught, World Port Seafood mahi mahi is frozen through preparation and delivery to your doorstep to ensure the utmost freshness. With such rigorous and dedicated preservation, we recommend thawing your mahi mahi steaks in your refrigerator overnight. The gradual thawing is the best method for keeping that freshness intact without damaging any of the steaks delicate cellular structure. Thawing it under cold water is acceptable, too, if you need your steaks quicker. Submerge as many steaks you wish to cook under water as cold as you can get it, checking the center of the steaks every 30 minutes. Once you don’t feel any frozen spots in the center, your steaks are ready to cook. For more on getting fish out of the freezer, read our fish thawing guide.
Grilling Mahi Mahi
Begin preheating your grill on high while preparing your mahi mahi steaks. Brush each thawed mahi mahi with melted butter or oil. Given that mahi mahi is a fabulously lean fish, it can dry out very quickly. This is where the melted butter or oil can help by created a protective, moisture-laden layer to help infuse the fish with juiciness and prevent any major moisture loss. Mahi mahi’s sweet flavor tastes marvelous when accentuated with the right seasonings and marinades, but don’t go overboard as this mild, coveted flavor is easily covered up with stronger options. Once preheated, place each mahi mahi steak on the grill, flipping them to the other side after 5-7 minutes. After 5-7 minutes on the second side, check to see that they are opaque throughout. If so, you’re free to remove them from the grill, garnish, and enjoy!