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Old 06-01-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default How to cook Marlin ?

I have a fillet of fresh marlin and am unsure how to cook it. Any ideas? thanks-Brian

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Old 06-01-2005, 05:45 PM   #2
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Try it on the grill. Kine of like shark, swordfish or tuna steaks. 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
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Old 06-01-2005, 06:10 PM   #3
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Brian- Grill it!! soak it in lime juice, herbs, salt and pepper for a 1/2 hour and cook over open flame 10 min per inch (thats 5min/ side for a 1 inch peice) DONT over cook it.

For herbs I like cillantro for the baja feel, or crushed rosemary and marjoram, fresh basil and garlic is good too.

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Old 06-01-2005, 06:25 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I have it soaking right now. I am also making sticky white rice with it. This is going to be so good. I added my own little twist to the seasonings. I added a little southwest sea food rub. I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again-Brian
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Old 06-01-2005, 06:30 PM   #5
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Can't improve on wthr4d's suggestion. Striped Marlin? Any of the halibut recipes will work but it has a firmer consistency, so grilling is hard to beat. Overcooked and it is dry and tasteless so just get 'er done and off the fire. Try to undercook and don't be surprised when the fish is a little "doner" on the plate than it was right off the grill. It seems like white fleshed fish tends to "finish" in it's own juices more than salmon.

I smoked some, too. I liked the natural flavor and didn't want to overpower it with brine, so I just seasoned and alder smoked it. Yes, the brine is a pickling preservative needed for proper long term storage, but I knew this fish was not going to be around that long.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:36 PM   #6
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I brought some back from my most recent Cabo adventure, and overbrined it for the smoker :depressed: As for cooking, I drench it in olive oil and garlic, then sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper, paprika, and salt. It is awesome! Not so hot just seared, perfect done all the way through. I hadn't cooked marlin in years, and it seems a bit like Sturgeon as far as cooking texture goes. -D
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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I smoked some the other day turned out great, easy to overbrine it.
My friend likes to marinate it in a teriyaki flavor before grilling, she craves it.
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:24 PM   #8
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10 min per inch????

I don't think that sounds right to me, I like a hot pan and just a flash. When I cook tuna, marlin...I make sure that it is still raw in the middle, especially fresh, or else it turns into wood.

You gotta be able to see through your fillet from the side, Tuna and marlin don't have to get cooked...nice n' raw inside it is soft, tasty and good for you...

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