Fishing Orange Beach

Buffalo Mahi Sandwich - Orange Beach Fishing Charters Style

big-game-mahi-mahi-dorado-fishing-orange-beach-alabama-chartersWe get phone calls every week from people wanting to deep sea fishing for Mahi-Mahi. Depending on where you are from in the world, these fish are called Dorado, Dolphin and Golden Mavericks. They are an extremely sustainable fish that swim the tropical to warm climate oceans and especially in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. They are often found near floating debris and are often found feeding on Spanish Sardine schools. These fish can be found by watching diving marine birds feeding on bait fish. In the northern Gulf of Mexico, they are found along rip lines or what we call weed lines (lines of Sargasso weed). They are also found around gulf deep water oil rigs. Mahi grow extremely fast and usually live 4 to 5 years. Their average weight is from 15 to 30 pounds. The males are usually larger and can be identified by their huge forehead. The females are usually smaller and have a more rounded nose and forehead. They change colors in the water quickly and once removed from water, they turn from a bright blue, to green, to yellow and greyish yellow after being placed in a cooler and passing away. They are frenzy feeders and can easily be chummed to the surface, where you can catch as many as you can in a short period of time.  If you want to go fishing for Mahi-Mahi, you need to plan a full day charter from Orange Beach to have time to get offshore far enough to find the weed lines. Often an overnight trip on the Intimidator Sportfishing Charter Boat can find them for you.

Buffalo Mahi-Mahi Sandwich Ingredients

  • 4 Mahi-Mahi Fish Filets (4 to 6 oz each)
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonaise (any brand, but not low fat)
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Greek plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 Red Onion Sliced
  • 4 slices of summer sweet tomatoes
  • 4 tbs pure sweet, salted butter melted in microwave for 15 seconds
  • 2 Tbs Tabasco Sauce - or any favorite Louisiana Style Hot Sauce will do
  • 4 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • 4 Large Sesame Seed Buns

Cooking Directions for Buffalo Mahi-Mahi Sandwiches

  • Preheat your grill to 370 to 400 degrees. Make sure your Mahi Filets are thawed out or at room temperature. Fresh caught fish is always better. In a medium size bowl, combine blue cheese, lemon juice, yogurt, a pinch of salt and pepper (to taste). Mix well and set these ingredients aside.
  • Take your Mahi-Mahi filets and season with salt, pepper, chili powder. Gently rub mayonaise on the filets of seasoned Mahi and place them on the preheated grill for at least 5 minutes on the first side. The mayo will help keep the fish filets from sticking to the grill. Flip the fish filets with a spatula to keep from pulling any meat away from filet when turning.
  • Place Red Onion Slices on the grill and cook them to your desired softness.
  • Combine the butter and hot sauce in a bowl and brush buffalo sauce on cooked fish filets.
  • You may grill your sesame seed buns if you like.

Building your Mahi sandwich

Take your grilled buffalo Mahi meat and place on your bun. You may top the filet with blue cheese sauce, top with grilled red onions, tomato slice and romaine lettuce. This recipe makes 4 servings. 450 calories, 45 grams protien and 25 grams of carbs. Sodium is under 700 mg.

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