What temp and how long should I smoke the mahi filets I have? I am going to be using them in a fish dip.
Smoke for an hour and then finish in the oven or skillet till it flakes. Fish takes smoke quick and you can overpower it .
if you have enough try a few pieces and pull at 1 hr & 2hrs and see which is better.
Have not smoke Mahi, but I have grilled it over charcoal and it is awesome! I mix soy sauce and sesame oil 50/50 with a splash of lemon juice, then let the mahi sit in that for about 30 minutes, toss it on a charcoal grill and get a good hot sear on it as it cooks (it cooks fast!). Super tastey, fast, and easy!
If you want more of a smokey flavor do the above, but about 4-5 minutes before you put the fish on put a chunk of "flavor" wood on you coals, it will ad a nice light smoke flavor without over powering the fish.
You can put them directly on the rack, just make sure your racks are clean and give them a quick spray of Pam right before you put the fish on. Mahi is a very dense meat so it holds together really well.