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After the Tuna I cleaned the Dorado. (Also known as Mahi Mahi but in Mexico they are call Dorado)

Here are a few pics.





I started out by wheeling my big gasser over to hang over the grass. (I didn’t want the blood to be dripping on my patio) Brought out the cutting board and any knives that I thought I might need. (I sharpened them first as sharp knives are essential for this process)


Took the ice bags off the fish and the Dorado out of the ice chest. 





If you don’t want to know how to cut the fillets off a Dorado then you can skip the next batch of photos. 


It’s much like cutting up the tuna. Start by making the first cut starting just in back of the eyes and cut around the pectoral fin and then back towards the head in a lazy “V” shape.


Now cut along the dorsal fin all the way down to the tail.






Now cut back up the underside along the fins all the way to the first cut. Try to avoid the stomach as there is nasty such in there.




Now grab hold of the skin and pull it back all the way to the tail and cut it off. (You may have to get it started with the knife before you can grab it)








Now cut along the blood line in the middle.


As Dorado are so thin I was careful not to cut too deep on the initial cut along the dorsal fin. If you cut to deep the first time the meat can come loose when you rip the skin off.








Once you're deep enough along the dorsal fin the top fillet should be able to be pulled out by gently sliding your fingers along the dorsal fin and spine.


Now I cut out any residual blood line and cut it in half so it will fit in a gallon zip-lock bag.




Now for the bottom fillet you repeat the above process. Unfortunately the bottom is much harder as there are bones you have to cut out of it.








And now repeat this on the other side.


Now I took some of the fillets and cut them to size. Sprinkled on a generous amount of Tajin seasoning (thanks Jack) and placed them on the kamado. It was approximately 400 degrees.  I let them go for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. (You don’t want to overcook them)


Cut the pieces up into taco size pieces.


And made one of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had. (Fresh tortillas, fresh Dorado, fresh cut cabbage, fresh Pico de Gallo, Mexican cheese, White sauce and Tapatio Hot sauce )


Oh Yum! :)


Thanks for looking.

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excellent filleting Husker and super step by step....bet that tasted good....Ive not had breakfast yet and Canteen at work is not yet open...stomach grumbling....6.50am our time....hungry...

Thanks Charlie. As I said in the other post, I'm just now getting a little caught up at work and able to reply to some of these posts.

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Nice job documenting the whole fillet process. Ay lease you did not have to scale the fish. They can fly all over the place.


YEP those tacos do look good.

Thanks Marty. The beauty of the larger ocean fish is you can pull the skin off most of them.

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