Blue Marlin


Makaira nigricans


  • Caught around Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific
  • Skin on boneless fillets
  • Easily cut into steaks
  • Flesh colour ranges from pale cream to orange to pink, depending on diet

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler between 1º to 4°C
  • Minimum shelf life is 3 days from delivery

Seasonal Availability

Best availability and price occurs in the spring

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Moderate flavour
  • Firm texture

Cooking Tips

  • For a milder flavour, trim off any dark lateral line meat
  • Kajiki is a leaner meat than swordfish, and can dry out unless cooked just to the point of “done”
  • Great baked, broiled, sautéed, or grilled
  • Recipe: Broiled Swordfish a La Niçoise

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