Who thinks that Marlin isn’t a good eat? Do you? Marlin is really delicious meat, for a big gamer, she’s firm, but not too tough. You can make sashimi, poke, smoke it, grill it, pan cook it-the sky is the limit with this fish.
I decided to make a Thai Style Au a while back, in fact if you follow my other blog on Google, I wrote up on this dish. What I did was purchase 2-8 oz. loin filets, the color was kind of light pink/red, and very firm, perfect for pan cooking. Basically I used some quality cooking oil, ginger, and cooked it medium, about 4 minutes on each side. Took it out of the pan, and returned the pan to the medium-high setting. Then added a pinch more of ginger, 2 tbsp. of soy sauce, 2 tbsp. of fish sauce (patis), 2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. of sambal oelek (garlic chili sauce), and sugar to round off the flavor. Made a quick pan sauce, and drizzled it over the marlin filet. I used what ever veggies I had on hand which was cucumber and a very ripe tomato. Wedge of lime and some green onion for garnish.
It was pretty good-simple you know?
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