Kajiki (Pacific Blue Marlin)

Also known as A'U or "Kajiki", this large billfish varies in its use depending on the size of the fish. Marketed fish can vary between 75 and 400 pounds and are usually caught in Hawaiian waters between June and October. The larger fish (up to 1600 pounds) are usually caught by the local sport fishing fleet with the Kona coast being a world famous Marlin fishery. Smaller Marlin are usually caught using the long lining method and have a much higher fat content due to being caught in colder and deeper waters. Smaller Marlin are often portioned for saute or broiling, while larger Marlin are often used for smoking and fish cakes. This is an excellent low-cost product.


Flavor Profile:
Flavor
 
Full Mild Moderte
Texture
 
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Calories 120
  • Fat Calories 8
  • Total Fat 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol 86 mg
  • Sodium 128 mg
  • Protein 18.0 g
  • Fact Name Fact Value
  • Omega 3 N/A

Scientific Name:

Makaira nigricans

Seasonal Availabiliy:

June-October

Cooking Preparations:

  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Broil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam

Lb Size:   50-500

Yield:   50-60