Recipe:Dolphin Grand Marnier

From the Cracked Conch Cafe

July 26, 2008 

Joseph DeConda of the Cracked Conch Café in Marathon offers this recipe for sauteed dolphin in a Grand Marnier sauce. It serves two people.


  • 1 Lb. Fresh Dolphin

  • 6 eggs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 tbl. peanut oil

  • 1 cup flour

  • 2 tsp. white pepper

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier

  • Pinch of sea salt


    Whip together 6 eggs with milk and 1 tsp. of peanut oil (egg wash).

    Blend flour and 2 tsp. of white pepper.

    Butterfly dolphin,and place in egg wash

    Place butter in a saute’ pan and melt

    Take dolphin from egg wash and dredge in flour mix,and put into hot buttered pan,and cook for 3 minutes,flip dolphin over and add orange juice,reduce juice to half and add Grand Marnier.

    Simmer to get Grand Marnier hot and then ignite to burn off alcohol

    Plate and top with sauce and finish with a pinch of sea salt.

    Serve at once.

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