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All About Blue Marlin


Marlin is similar to swordfish but has a much smaller sword-like upper jaw. Blue marlin can measure up to 5 meters and weight up to 600 kg. This flavourful fish has a meaty texture.

Culinary tips and advice:

You will find fresh marlin steaks in your METRO fishmonger's display. Marlin is delicious poached, grilled, braised, pan-fried, in kebobs, in salads, in fondue or in ceviche.

Nutritional value:

The marlin is a semi-fatty fish. For the weight conscious, it is best prepared steamed, poached, or in parchment. As well as being an excellent source of protein, marlin is rich in vitamin B12, niacin, potassium and phosphorus.

Storage life:

Fresh fish should be prepared as soon as possible after purchase.

 Refrigerator 4° C (40° F)Freezer -18° C (-4° F)
Fresh marlin2 to 3 days4 to 6 months
Cooked marlin1 to 2 daysN/A