Paksiw na Mahi-Mahi 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.

Paksiw na Mahi-Mahi Recipe

Paksiw na Mahi-Mahi 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.

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.

Paksiw na Mahi-Mahi


Paksiw na Mahi-Mahi Recipe

  • Author: Recipe ni Juan
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 5


  • 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


  1. In a saucepan, combine Mahi-Mahi, Garlic, Ginger, Water, and Vinegar
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the fish sauce, salt, and chili peppers.
  4. Simmer for about 30 minutes, or until cooked.
  5. Fish flakes when tested with a fork.
  6. Add / Adjust those Ingredients according to taste
  7. Serve

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