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Common Names: Striped Marlin, A'u, Makijiki
TABLESIDE - Nairagi is firm and lean.
Light, Steaky, Mild.
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 - Nairagi is a great lean protein. It has a clean flavor with a firm texture. It is perfect for many cooking applications and is graded a bit like other Hawaiian species.
Sashimi, Ceviche, Poke, Sear, Grill, Tempura
The Grade - Nairagi has 3 grades as a food fish.
Standard - Perfect for Poke, and moderate cooking
Sashimi - Best used in raw applications
Abura - "Ultra Fatty". Perfect for sashimi and crudo. High fat content yields a silky mouth feel.