Wahoo for Wahoo!

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Okay, so Wahoo isn’t venison, but 1) a friend caught one while fishing for Marlin and 2) saying Wahoo is fun, and eating it is funner!

I had actually never heard of Wahoo before, but it is quite a delicacy. Since they’re solitary swimmers, they’re kind of hard to catch. Our fisherman friend told us people usually catch them by accident. But then they keep them because they are GOOD! Think fresh halibut…it’s the same kind of mild steak. He was very gracious to give us four huge steaks.

I found a Wahoo recipe on e-zine articles. It was delicious! This would work with halibut, cod, or any mild deep sea fish.

Wahoo for Wahoo with Cuumber Salad
4 Wahoo steaks
2 tbs olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
juice of 2 limes
1.5 tbs paprika
1.5 tsp crushed red pepper

Trim the skin and dark red area at the top of the bone (I’m sure it has a name, but I don’t know what it is…but it can taste gamey). Mix the oil, juices and spices together. Pour over fish and let marinate for 1/2 hour. Grill fish at medium heat…time depends one how big and thick the steaks are. Ours took about 5 minutes per side.

Serve with cucumber salad, which compliments the hot of the paprika.

Cucumber salad
2 cucumbers
1 tomato
2 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

peel cucumbers and slice thinly. Cut tomato in half and slice thinly. Put both in bowl and mix with oil, vinegar and spice. Let marinade for at least 2 hours before serving.

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