Have you ever tried Blue Marlin? Up until a few days ago, I hadn’t even heard of the fish. Now, I am totally hooked on it! (pun definitely intended 😉 )
This is a fish with an unbelievably firm texture. As I was taking pictures, I figured I would cut a piece out with my fork to give you an idea of what the flesh looked like. I expected the fork to go through with ease, as is usually the case with fish…
Well, not at all! It was like trying to cut through a piece of steak with a fork. There is no way that you can actually cut through that fish’s flesh without using a knife.
It is THAT firm! In fact, I find that its texture very much resembles that of chicken, only maybe a tad more stringy.
And the flavor is very subtle, not fishy at all… maybe close to tuna?
Seriously, this one is now like in top position of my favorite fish list. Well, maybe not. It’s hard to put one at the top. But it’s way high, anyway. It goes for less than half the price of tuna, and I would say it’s almost as good.
Different, but just as good.
Another great advantage: that one is perfect for the grill. It will not fall apart on you, that’s a guarantee! It doesn’t need much prep either… all it requires is that you brush it with a tiny little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper, then throw it on a hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until it becomes opaque. Just like tuna, you want to keep it slightly raw on the interior.
So really, if you’ve never tried Blue Marlin and have a chance to get your hands on it, I strongly recommend that you give it a try.
I chose to serve mine with a simple wild rice salad and a few slices of grilled yellow courgettes.
Simple Wild Rice and Bell Pepper Salad
Simply mix all of the following ingredients together:
- ¼ cup wild rice, cooked and cooled
- ¼ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- ½ celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 small green onion, finely chopped
- ½ tsp white wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste