Fried Marlin Nuggets

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  • 4 pounds marlin fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • Peanut oil
  • Commercial cocktail sauce (optional)


  1. Soak marlin cubes in buttermilk in a shallow baking dish 30 minutes.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and seasonings in a plastic or paper bag; shake to mix well. Place several marlin cubes in bag; shake well. Drop coated marlin into deep, hot oil (375°). Fry 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain well. Repeat procedure with remaining marlin. Serve with cocktail sauce, if desired.
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