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How to cook Marlin steaks?

LB Aug 11, 2002 06:08 PM

I'm trying to work more fish into our diet, so I picked up some Marlin at Trader Joe's. Now what? Any suggestions?

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    christina z RE: LB Aug 11, 2002 06:38 PM

    Marinate them and cook them on a well-oiled grill or, preferably, in one of those grilling basket thingies.
    I like teryaki but use your favorite marinade, homemade or storebought. Put them on a real hot grill for only a few minutes per side depending on thickness of steak. Enjoy.

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      9lives RE: LB Aug 11, 2002 08:42 PM

      Marlin is similar to swordfish..but marlin is a little "tougher." It can be grilled or broiled, but should be marinated for a bit to tenderize it. In Mexico, I've had marlin steak that was pounded thin, like veal, and then sauteed..also very good.

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        LB RE: 9lives Aug 11, 2002 10:59 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I knew it was like sword, but wanted some ideas.

        I did notice that it was tougher than swordfish, even after marinating for 30 minutes in lime and garlic.

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        Hallie RE: LB Aug 12, 2002 06:35 AM

        For a quick meal I ususally marinate the marlin in lime juice, salt, a crushed garlic clove and a tiny bit of olive oil. Then I serve it with a homemade salsa - chopped de-seeded tomatoes (I use mini plum tomatoes as they are sweeter), chopped avocado, chopped red onion, a bit of fresh cilantro and lime juice - plus some basmati rice on the side and/or some flour tortillas.

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