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Old 04-29-2019, 02:22 PM
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Had tacos with mahi meat that had been vacuum sealed and frozen for almost 2 years the other night. Tasted just fine and the kids gobbled it up.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by seapro15 View Post
We went out yesterday and got four decent mahi. When we filleted them one of them was different than any mahi I've ever seen. The meat was really white and somewhat slimy with the consistency of a toadfish. Has anyone seen this before?
yes I know exactly what your taking about. Seen it a handful of times.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:59 PM
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If they don't taste good to you, you probably don't know how to cook fish
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SWF Pontoon Angler View Post
If they don't taste good to you, you probably don't know how to cook fish
I agree with this. fried grilled broiled baked smoked steamed & used as a crab substitute in dip. &on &on mahi is very versital
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Timex View Post
I agree with this. fried grilled broiled baked smoked steamed & used as a crab substitute in dip. &on &on mahi is very versital
Anybody have a good recipe for a mahi dip??
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:06 PM
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we literally call mahi “fish tacos”. “lets go find some fish tacos”. “hey, its a fish taco”.

skin/fillet, cut into chunks, a little fry batter or seasoning and deep fry. in tacos (with chipolte pepper mayo sauce !). they’re so good like that i can’t remember the last time we made them any other way !

want good dip... try shredded smoked striped bass fillet mixed into cream cheese and sour creme
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:01 PM
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I throw the white meat ones away, and dont eat them. The white meat ones are usually older fish, and don't fight very hard.

While I won't eat the white meat ones, I've had buddies take the white meat and say it tasted ok.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:12 PM
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Love mahi, fact.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:57 PM
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THT special. Discount code "Mahi"...Please send all unwanted mahi to me. I will properly dispose of it for FREE for any THT member needing to rid themselves of that terrible meat.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by FishHarder View Post
No, those not opinions. Although they are preferences based on many side by side comparisons. I do not keep Mahi anymore unless it is the first edible fish I catch..then I keep it as insurance and give it to my neighbors when a better fish is caught.
Yes, that is just your opinion. Mine is different. One of the best eating fish out there in my book, grilled or fried.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
I use a vacuum sealer on mahi and Id say it freezes well and taste fresh for 6 months. Its one of the better freezing fish. Very similar to flounder.
Same here
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:48 PM
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Dolphin might be the perfect gamefish. Seriously. Swims the open ocean, relatively easy to target, will eat anything, fights hard on rod and reel, electric colors beautiful in the water and out, jumps on the hook, reproduces often and grows quickly for ultimate sustainability, average to above average at an absolute bare minimum table fare when cleaned and prepared properly...etc etc

People will find a way to hate on anything and everything.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:55 AM
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Mahi salad is good. Also makes good tacos. I like it fried too, but in reality if it's laying beside a freshly fried black sea bass, I'm going for the bsb. I'm not going to throw it away, unless something looks wrong with the meat, like stated above.
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by FatCat1 View Post
Mahi salad is good. Also makes good tacos. I like it fried too, but in reality if it's laying beside a freshly fried black sea bass, I'm going for the bsb. I'm not going to throw it away, unless something looks wrong with the meat, like stated above.
Yes, the Sea Bass if absolutely great.
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Anybody have a good recipe for a mahi dip??
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Chevymanrc View Post
Anybody have a good recipe for a mahi dip??
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Yes.

Grilled "No Smoker Required" Mahi Fish Dip

- Season 2 mahi fillets with your favorite seasoning. Rub a little olive oil if you want so it sticks better. I like Tony's, some garlic powder, a little salt and pepper, and sometimes this stuff called "VooDoo" from New Orleans if I want it a little spicier. You can add literally whatever you want, just season it well as it will get diluted once you add it to the dip.
- Stove top. Heat a pan to about medium heat. Add a little bit of whatever you like (I like a little bit of olive oil) so it doesn't stick to the pan. Add the fillets. Flip about 5-6 minutes in or when it looks ready.
- Shred the cooked fillets with two forks. It should flake up pretty well. Let it cool. You should have about two cups of flaked fish now.

Time for the dip. If you don't want it spicy, leave the hot sauce out or use less. You can always start small and add more to taste.

Make sure you add exactly the right amount of mayo/sour cream or else it becomes too creamy.

- 2 cups of flaked fish
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons of sour cream
- few drops (about 5) of Worcestershire sauce
- few drops (about 5) of your favorite hot sauce (I like this stuff called "Gator sauce", I got it at Whole Foods)
- few drops (about 5) of "Liquid Smoke" flavoring
- Cilantro to taste (optional)
- Chopped white onion to taste (optional)
- Chopped bell pepper of your choice to taste (optional)
- Chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper to taste (optional)

Should be a nice fish dip texture. If you want a little more "smoke" flavor, add more Liquid Smoke. Add as much or as little veggies as you want. I like 'em all, but some people hate cilantro, peppers, onion, etc.

Let it chill in the fridge and serve with a nice cracker.

Every time I make this, people go crazy over it. You can make as much or as little as you want, and add whatever you want so it's best for flavors you like. I'm sure there's better recipes but this one works pretty well for me and I think it's some of the best I've tasted, and it's certainly better than a $6.99 tub at the store. And you don't need a smoker. It's also great to do with leftover grilled fish, or for that little bit of fish you have left in the fridge that's "going to go bad if it sits, but it's still good right now, but it's not quite enough to make a meal" out of.

I've made it so far out of Mahi, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Wahoo, Kingfish, Spanish Macks, and Almaco Jack. Each time was great.

As far as Mahi is concerned. It's definitely one of the better eating fish out there. I guess my question for the guy that said Mahi is nasty is, do you know how to cook? Are you preparing the fish right? Are you making some joke that we're all not getting? Mahi is a fantastic fish to fight and eat.

Enjoy the dip, guys.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:13 AM
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Smoked bluefish dip is actually very good as well. Its the only way i can eat bluefish.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by clarkefishing View Post
Yes.

Grilled "No Smoker Required" Mahi Fish Dip

- Season 2 mahi fillets with your favorite seasoning. Rub a little olive oil if you want so it sticks better. I like Tony's, some garlic powder, a little salt and pepper, and sometimes this stuff called "VooDoo" from New Orleans if I want it a little spicier. You can add literally whatever you want, just season it well as it will get diluted once you add it to the dip.
- Stove top. Heat a pan to about medium heat. Add a little bit of whatever you like (I like a little bit of olive oil) so it doesn't stick to the pan. Add the fillets. Flip about 5-6 minutes in or when it looks ready.
- Shred the cooked fillets with two forks. It should flake up pretty well. Let it cool. You should have about two cups of flaked fish now.

Time for the dip. If you don't want it spicy, leave the hot sauce out or use less. You can always start small and add more to taste.

Make sure you add exactly the right amount of mayo/sour cream or else it becomes too creamy.

- 2 cups of flaked fish
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons of sour cream
- few drops (about 5) of Worcestershire sauce
- few drops (about 5) of your favorite hot sauce (I like this stuff called "Gator sauce", I got it at Whole Foods)
- few drops (about 5) of "Liquid Smoke" flavoring
- Cilantro to taste (optional)
- Chopped white onion to taste (optional)
- Chopped bell pepper of your choice to taste (optional)
- Chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper to taste (optional)

Should be a nice fish dip texture. If you want a little more "smoke" flavor, add more Liquid Smoke. Add as much or as little veggies as you want. I like 'em all, but some people hate cilantro, peppers, onion, etc.

Let it chill in the fridge and serve with a nice cracker.

Every time I make this, people go crazy over it. You can make as much or as little as you want, and add whatever you want so it's best for flavors you like. I'm sure there's better recipes but this one works pretty well for me and I think it's some of the best I've tasted, and it's certainly better than a $6.99 tub at the store. And you don't need a smoker. It's also great to do with leftover grilled fish, or for that little bit of fish you have left in the fridge that's "going to go bad if it sits, but it's still good right now, but it's not quite enough to make a meal" out of.

I've made it so far out of Mahi, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Wahoo, Kingfish, Spanish Macks, and Almaco Jack. Each time was great.

As far as Mahi is concerned. It's definitely one of the better eating fish out there. I guess my question for the guy that said Mahi is nasty is, do you know how to cook? Are you preparing the fish right? Are you making some joke that we're all not getting? Mahi is a fantastic fish to fight and eat.

Enjoy the dip, guys.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Some people just like to be contrary.
No they don't.
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no they don't.
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