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Blue Marlin, does it taste like any other fish? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

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They had Blue Marlin at the store For $10/lb and the guy behind the counter couldn't tell me if it tastes like anything else or not. I bought some catfish for dinner and didn't really need the blue marling too though now I'm very curious. Has anyone out there had it before?

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  1. I've never had marlin, but I believe it has firm and dense flesh and is somewhat similar to tuna.

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    1. re: lmoy

      lmoy is precisely right. it's quite similar to ahi, but the flavor is a bit stronger.

      1. re: lmoy

        I love marlin. It cooks similar to tuna or swordfish and has a similar texture. The flavor is stronger than tuna but a bit milder than swordfish.

        Like either swordfish or tuna I find it is better if it is not cooked all the way through.

      2. Its pretty damn amazing. I've only had it at this Mariscos Truck and Restaurant in San Diego. Its smoked and a speciality of Baja California Sur and Sinaloa. Best can be described as fish carnitas. Delicious!

        1. I have had blue marlin and white marlin that had been smoked. Has a good taste, but it did not taste like tuna to me. I would recommend trying it if you can find good smoked marlin.

          1. Marlin Poke, not sure what to compare it with, but it was oh so good. Whenever I go to Hawaii, I make sure to have some.

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