Paksiw na Mahi-Mahi Recipe

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 28, 2020
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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.

In Spanish it’s known as the Dorado fish.

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.

Paksiw na Mahi Mahi

Paksiw na mahi-mahi recipe

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Fish, Paksiw, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 110kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Mahi-Mahi Fillets / Head
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pc (2-in/5-cm) ginger peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • cups white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 green chili peppers

Instructions

  • 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
  • Serve

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Thanks and Mabuhay!

Also read: Paksiw na Galunggong Recipe, a Delicious Fish vinegar dish

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.