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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.

    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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