Pacific Blue Marlin (Kajiki)

"Marlin is very firm fleshed so you can use your favourite tuna or swordfish recipe. It grills very nicely."
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  • Lightly season fish with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Then dust in flour and roll in egg.
  • Next roll in bread crumbs.
  • Heat skillet and melt butter.
  • Squeeze lemon juice in and add about 1/2 the capers.
  • Cook 1/2 the fish then add the rest of the capers and cook the other half.
  • Be careful to not overcook as Marlin is easy to turn into leather if you do! Capers: Sort of like little olives.
  • Expensive but it only takes a bit in a dish so worth it. If you don't have any, you might try green olives for a similar effect but use more and chop fine.

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  1. JensKitchen40
    I am not a fish eater. I struggle with texture and fishy flavor. However, I do try to cook fish for my family because everyone else enjoys it and fish is a healthy option. I was very surprised how wonderful this fish was. Everyone loved it, including me! The texture of it was denser and I detected no fishy flavor. I would have loved to cooked with capers, but I had none. So I took my 1 inch marlin steaks and cut them in half. I heated olive oil hot. I added salt and pepper to the steaks that I dried with paper towels, then coated the steaks with breadcrumbs. After adding to the pan, I topped with lemon juice and fresh slices of oranges. I cooked each side just a couple of minutes turning only once. The end result was FABULOUS!
  2. dannisel
    This is fabulous! I used light butter, and Italian bread crumbs. I am adding this to my very favorite recipes. My husband fishes in Mexico every year and brings back Marlin, and now I am excited about it!
  3. We-Beat-Autism
    This was the first time I have ever had Marlin and this recipe was amazingly easy and very tasty!! We did omit the eggs because of an egg allergy in the family, but the breadcrumbs still stuck to the marlin without the binding that egg provides. Overall it was very good and easy!
  4. Laurita
    This recipe combines the light taste of lemon and capers which enhances the taste of the marlin steak (which doesn't carry a strong flavor of its own - and that's a good thing!). It was very tasty and really does cook quickly. Mine was about a 1/2 pound steak and cooked over medium to medium high (about the 5:00 position on the knob) in only about 6 minutes and it was perfectly tender. Excellent, thanks for an easy fish recipe Jim. I love trying different types of fish for the first time and having them come out great!



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