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Old 01-20-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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Anybody had Marlin ? How is it?

I heard MARLIN is real good, almost like a steak? I woiuld love to hear and recipes and reviews on it before I try it. I've never had it. Also I saw on a previous post that terraki is good with fish. Would this be a pre-made sauce? Whats the brand name? Is is terraki fish sauce? Thanks!

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Old 01-20-2006, 02:34 AM   #2
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Marlin is a dense, meaty fish that stands up well to heavy and/or aggressively flavored sauces. It doesn't (or shouldn't) have a strong fishy flavor. Teriyaki sauce will probably be okay with it. Marlin goes well with pestos, different types of relishes/salsas/remoulades, butter sauces, etc. You wouldn't have to worry as much about the strength of the sauce as you would if you were serving something delicate like a snapper.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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Is Marlin the same thing as swordfish? Or is it a type of swordfish? the despcription that Ironchef gave does sound like swordfish...

If it is, I love it... a good chunk of steak with all kind of different condiments...
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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This will tell yuou a little about the marlin.


...and this is a swordfish.


They look similar but are from different biological families.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:34 PM   #5
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I went to the store and bought some tonight.About a shy 3/4inch thick. I thought they would be similar to swordfish, WRONG.I should have paid more attention to ironchef. They are bland and really do need a sauce. They are clean tasting and in no way 'fishy'.I think they would be a really good choice for a pasta sauce like one would make with tuna.My wife thought the flavor might be better or stronger with more cooking - I did these like I do most fish, rare; they are not better well done in fact they are chewy {how does one spell that} like an old cow that died of old age. I wish to point out that this was fresh pacific Marlin not old fish. Poking it with your finger to make sure Marlin is not old is not a complete waste of time, this meat is dense like beef.I will buy it again, I just will re read ironchef first.As an after thought, I bet this will make a great Ceviche!
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Old 01-25-2006, 12:15 AM   #6
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i've had it a few times, but it makes me jumpy...
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