This recipe is based on a customary combination of flavors… an age old meal enjoyed by boaters and by couples on a romantic beach excursions for more than a century. It really traces back to European influence as it strongly based on pairing with a fine white wine. White wine has become renowned over the years as a favorite accompaniment to help relax and enjoy a sunny day. White wines are especially refreshing when served to compliment to many seafoods.

Our fish recipe is simple, and you can probably substitute just about any other white fish you’d like. Beside selecting a fine bottle of Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Grigio the real key to this Island Time meal is the vinaigrette recipe which comes from the Culinary Institute of America.

Sail away on a romantic tropical getaway… for real or only in your mind. Uncork some wine… Island time begins now!



1 egg yolk (or equivalent egg yolk substitute)

2 TBS lemon juice

1 cup extra virgin olive oil



1 1/2 pounds marlin filet

1/2 cup lime juice

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Lime wedges for garnish


Prepare fish ahead of time by creating a marinade from the lime, ginger, soy sauce and vegetable oil. Allow fish to marinade for 30 minutes or longer. While Grilling or sautéing the fish, prepare the vinaigrette by whisking vinaigrette contents together. Serve fish on bed of sweet greens and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve with you choice of white wine


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