Mahi-Mahi Paksiw is a Recipe / Dish with a sour flavor that matches the taste of the fish and perfectly combined with not just a 1 cup of rice because you definitely ask for more. Every Filipino would love it and surely will have this in their every meal at least twice a month. Paksiw is a Filipino style of cooking, whose name means “to cook and simmer in vinegar.” Common dishes bearing the term, however, can vary substantially depending on what is being cooked.
Mahi-Mahi Paksiw Preparation Tips
The Mahi-Mahi or Common DolphinFish (Coryphaena Hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. Eating Mahi-Mahi benefits your health by contributing to your daily protein intake. Each 3-ounce serving of the fish provides 20.2 grams of protein, which your body uses to maintain your tissues. It’s a source of complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids you need to survive. The mahi-mahi should not be confused with the mammal called dolphin. One distinguishing characteristic between mature males and females, the male has a very rounded head profile and the female’s head slopes down to the mouth.Mahi-Mahi’s Head – Traditional Filipino Paksiw
TRIVIA: Mahi-Mahi is lower in calories and fat than Whitefish. A 3-ounce serving of mahi-mahi contains 85 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. If you eat fish regularly, mahi-mahi is a healthier choice as too much-saturated fat increases your risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer.
TIPS: Fresh whole fish should have.
- A shiny surface with tightly adhering scales.
- Gills that are deep red or pink, free of slime, Mucus and off-odor.
- Clean shiny belly cavity with no cuts or protruding bones.
- A mild aroma, similar to the ocean.
- Remember to purchase seafood last and keep it cold during the trip home.
- 1 lb. Mahi-Mahi Fillets / Head
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 piece (2-in/5-cm) ginger, peeled and finely sliced
- 1 cup water
- 1-1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 green chili peppers
- In a saucepan, combine Mahi-Mahi, Garlic, Ginger, Water and Vinegar
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add the fish sauce, salt and chili peppers.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes, or until cooked.
- Fish flakes when tested with a fork.
- Add / Adjust those Ingredients according to taste