Pre-Shift Glossary

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Marlin, Blue Kajiki

Latin Name: Makaira nigricans

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Blue Marlin, A'u, Kurokajiki

Kajiki is firm with a moderate flavor.
Steaky, Lean, Moderate, Complex

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Hawaii's Market is unique; boats fishing local waters bring their bounty in to be offloaded into Hawaii's auction, "United Fishing Agency Auction." Hawaiian auction bidders know their favorite boats, handling practices and ordering days. Each buyer takes their prized winning bid back to the plant each day and grades it for national distribution next day. 

THE FISH - Kajiki is a beautiful white to orange opaque loin. Similar to the Striped Marlin with a more diverse complex flavor. This is a great fish with a world of applications. Marinating the loin in the style of Tataki, yields a innovative dish with centuries of tradition.
Sashimi, Ceviche, Poke, Tataki, Sear, Tempura.

The Grades- Kajiki has 2 grades as a food fish.
Standard - Best suited for light cooking and Poke
Sashimi - Perfect for raw and crudo applications

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Southern Pacific & Hawaii


Hawaii & Open Pacific


Hawaiian Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line

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