Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hawaiian Kajiki Blue Marlin

by Josh Theisinger

This week, a little taste of paradise has made its way onto our menu. Hawaiian Kajiki Blue Marlin will be served while supplies last.

Marlin can be found in any variety of warm waters, but when you purchase from a restaurant or grocery store, 9 times out of 10 it's coming out of the gulf coast in the Florida region. By contrast, our marlin - the Kajiki (pronounced KA-JEE-KEE) - is commonly known as the Pacific Blue Marlin and is fished from Hawaii.

Distinguished by its larger size, heavier bill, and rougher, dark/black skin, the Kajiki contains a higher fat content than most other marlin species, which in turn makes it ideal for sushi or grilling. The Kajiki can get as large as 1,600 pounds in weight, but the usual fish market size ranges from 80-300 pounds. In comparison, regular blue marlin usually are fished around 200-300 pounds for commercial fisherman.

This Marlin has a mildly pronounced flavor with a very firm, almost steak-like texture to it.
Its flesh color ranges from white to pink. To prepare this dish, our chefs expertly filet the fish into eight ounce steaks. They then grill it with a housemade pineapple-jalapeno butter and serve it with your choice of sides.

Save yourself the aggravation of packing and taking the long, uncomfortable plane ride.  Instead, we invite you to stop in and enjoy some authentic Hawaiian cuisine - hassle free!


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