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- Fresh Breads
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    (by the sheet)
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and more.....

Fish Tacos with Marlin Steaks
  • Fish tacos are quick to prepare, tasty and good for you. Tacos are a great way to get your kids into fish..
  • Try combining with other foods for a party, as an appetizer or main dish. Filling a taco is completely a matter of taste.
  • Marlin is my first choice but you can substiute any other firm fleshed fish, tilipia is a good second choice.



  • 1 1/2 pounds marlin steaks about 1/2 inch thick
  • olive oil
  • blackening spice
  • Hard or soft tortillas, your choice. I like the flour ones best.
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped (Tomatillos are good too)
  • 1 small head of lettuce, shredded
  • Hot sauce of choice, sriracha or cholula are both good


  • Black or refried beans
  • Cheese
  • Onions
  • Black olives
  • Anything else you like...

  • Be sure to cut the marlin into 1/2 inch thick steaks, it will cook more quickly. Rub the marlin with olive oil. Dust with a coating of blackening spice, the more you use, the spicier it gets. Saute in pan with olive oil or grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove and cut into strips or crumble into flakes.
  • Add marlin to tortillas and top with fillings of your choice, simple!
  • Serves 4 people. Enjoy!
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