My son Will, who’s almost 3, and I love fish. We both love the many flavors of it, and I love how nutritious it is.
Mahi mahi is one of my favorites, but it can be quite pricey, so pick some up when it’s on sale (it was last week!) and try this. The crunchy and moist coconut topping is fabulous with the firm, but light, white fish. Serve with a fruited salsa — Mango Salsa, perhaps.
In terms of nutrition, mahi mahi is “low in saturated fat and a good source of vitamin B12, phosphorus, and potassium,” according to U.S. Seafood Facts from the NOAA Fisheries. It’s also relatively low in mercury (more than cod, less than halibut – nowhere near as much as swordfish). It is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but it doesn’t not as much as other fish like salmon and halibut.
Did you know that the name mahi mahi is Hawaiian and means strong strong?
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Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.