We recently traveled to Mazatlan, Mexico where one of the last old-style food markets still remains. It’s the place to buy caught-that-morning fish and shrimp, still warm handmade tortillas, and the ubiquitous smoked marlin. We stocked up on bricks of the marlin to noshed on it throughout the week in salads, atop chilaquiles, and simply wrapped in warmed tortillas. One of our favorite preparations was a simple and fresh salad with red onion and cilantro and lightly dressed with olive oil and lime juice. Smoked marlin is difficult to find in the U.S. but we’ve found the same flavors can be achieved with smoked tuna, which has a similar texture to marlin. Try the handy packets of hickory smoked tuna from Starfish.
Simple Smoked Fish Salad
1 pouch Starfish Hickory Smoked Tuna
Small handful of cilantro, chopped
1 small red pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
Season to taste with olive oil and freshly squeezed lime juice
Mix ingredients and serve by itself or atop fresh greens or in lettuce cups.