Garlic Soy Marlin Steaks

Marlin | 26th March 2020 | By

This sweet and salty marlin recipe is a must!  The marinade can be applied to most firm white fish and can be used as a braai marinade as well.

Garlic Soy Marlin Steaks
Serves 2
Prep Time
1 hr 4 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
1 hr 4 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
  1. 2 marlin steaks
  2. 1 tsp minced garlic
  3. 3 Tbsp butter (melted)
  4. 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  5. 3 tsp honey
  1. Combine the minced garlic, melted butter, soy sauce and honey in a jug
  2. Remove fish from packaging and pat dry
  3. Place fish in a marinading dish and pour marinade over the steaks
  4. Cover the dish with a lid or cling film and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes
  5. Turn steaks over and allow to marinade for a further 30 minutes
  6. On a medium to high heat, pan fry the steaks for 3 minutes a side
  7. Scoop any extra marinade over the fish while it's cooking
  8. Remove from heat and allow to rest in a separate dish for 1 minute
  9. Serve immediately with your choice of sides
  1. If butter in the marinade solidifies at room temperature, be sure to smear it on top of the fish and constantly stir the marinade.
The Fish Wife


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    27th May 2020

    This was a seriously delicious recipe! The sweet & sticky glaze gave the fish a fantastic flavor. I had no idea how to cook marlin before this! Thanks.

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      Hungry Sloth
      20th December 2020

      I’ve never cooked marlin before and found your recipe online. Decided to try it out and cooked it for my family. They loved it! Simple and easy to prepare but quite delicious. Thanks for sharing and I hope others give it a try too! Happy Holidays!

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        Nelin Obach
        15th February 2022

        Thanks for your recipe. So flavorful, my wife and i really enjoyed it. Besides, it’s not difficult at all.

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      26th June 2022

      I made this, but I used olive oil, not butter. This is seriously scrumptious! My new favorite marinade! I’ll be using it on salmon, mero, and probably chicken. FABU recipe!

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    Dave Jarwood
    14th November 2020

    What a great meal. Really simple to prepare – but delicious. Will definitely be repeating

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    27th November 2020

    Was at the Sydney fish market looking for swordfish fillets, but was unable to find any. But then I saw marlin fillets which were roughly the same size. Had no idea how best to cook them, whether roast in the oven in foil with lemon slices, crumb them, batter them or pan fry them. Found this recipe and so glad I did! The marlin was absolutely delicious, especially the honey and soy combination. Will definitely be doing this recipe again. However next time, I will serve it to dinner guests to see if they like it as much as I did, instead of eating it alone…

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      27th November 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I aim to please 😉

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    23rd July 2021

    One of the best receipts for fish whatI have tried. Soo simple and soo amazing!!!!

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    6th October 2021

    We have Marlin around Guam a LOT. I never really cared for it until I found this recipe, now we eat it frequently.

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      30th October 2021

      Hi. Yes I would cover it 🙂

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    Signor Broccolini
    8th November 2021

    I served it with miso-baked eggplant and lime-glazed sweet potato

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    12th February 2022

    This is definitely a dlei ious and Oh So Easy recipe. I have just searched for it a second time … so glad I found it again!! Thank you for posting.
    BTW…. If you love ginger, the addition of a teaspoon or more of chopped ginger is awesome in this, too … when it caramelizes it adds one more delicious burst to this wonderful firm fish.

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    7th March 2023

    Looks delicious! My friend dropped off some fresh swordfish steaks, would this recipe work with swordfish?
    Thanks 😊

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      8th March 2023

      Hi Susan.
      Yes I’m sure it will work perfectly.

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