MAHI-MAHI: A Terrific Poultry Alternative For Thanksgiving

MAHI-MAHI: A Terrific Poultry Alternative For Thanksgiving
And, now for a little turkey counter-programming as we dive into the Thanksgiving holidays.Thursday is the big day and as it turns out not all of our guests are wild about Turkey. No problem! We have a terrific selection of non-poultry seafood alternatives, like our juicy mahi-mahi fish tacos.

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Here’s a school of mahi mahi fish filets sizzling and popping on the grill at a recent wedding reception that we catered.

Before we swim into new knowledge waters with this seafood delight, let’s check out some fish facts:

Mahi Mahi means “very strong” in the Hawaiian language, in fact it literally translates into Strong-Strong. (Source) Also known as a “dolphinfish” this large fish found in warm tropical climates not related to the dolphin family at all and are not marine mammals. They are definitely fish and like most fish they are cold-blooded, produce eggs and breathe using gills. (Source)

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The filets are grilled on the flat top grill until they’re golden brown, tender & flaky, but super juicy.

Now onto how we prepare this delicacy for your enjoyment:

To make our version of this wonderful hand-held delight we start out with ocean fresh seafood delivered from the fishing docks to our kitchen. Often it arrives whole, so our expert chefs in the prep-kitchen have to break it down into smaller taco-sized filets.

At the same time, we also prepare large batches of garlic butter to accompany the seafood on their way to the catering site or our food truck.

Once it’s ready to be grilled, our expert chefs first adds a dollop of of the butter mixture to the grill until it sizzles to a nutty golden brown. As it sizzles into a frenzy, we lay the filets onto the piping hot grill one by one.

After a few short minutes, we flip the dolphinfish once and then we set it aside in a tray just before serving.

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We top off each grilled filet with a pinch of cabbage and chipotle sour cream for a well-rounded hand-held delight.

When a hungry guest approaches the cart or places their order on the food truck, we return the morsel to the blazing hot grill for just a few moments to help bring up the temperature again. Then, we place it on a soft tortilla, which is always fresh and hand-pressed if it’s served on the food truck.

Then, we top it off with a pinch of crisp, shredded cabbage which gives it a rich crunchy texture without overwhelming the main ingredient.

Finally, the entire combination is topped off with smoky chipotle sour cream to help give some breadth to the flavor spectrum.

Together the entire ensemble results in a wonderful seafood delight that’s tender, flakey and a joy to bite into. The light meatiness of the fish is balanced out perfectly with the crunchy greens and add to that the base notes provided by the tortilla and you have an awesome hand-held treat.

This popular item is terrific at private catering events, but now and then as mentioned above we do serve it on the food truck. So, it’s great not only at festive wedding receptions but it also makes for a perfect lunch break that won’t weigh you down.

For this upcoming Thanksgiving week, we have several private events as well as a handful of food truck stops. And, if you happen to catch us at one of them looking for a turkey alternative, be sure to ask one of our friendly chefs to throw one on the grill for you. It’ll not only tantalize your taste buds but it will also leave you feeling “strong strong”. Enjoy!

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Here’s a school of mahi mahi fish filets sizzling and popping on the grill at a recent wedding reception that we catered.

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We top off each grilled filet with a pinch of cabbage and chipotle sour cream for a well-rounded hand-held delight.

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