Lehi (Silver Mouth)

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These are strong snappers that move around ledges and pinnacles in search of food. They look very similar to Opakapaka with the exception of their tuna-like mouths. The fillets are pink and slightly stronger in flavor than their cousins' the Onaga and Opakapaka. Saut'ed, broiled, baked or raw, Lehi Snapper are a delicious fish

Flavor Profile:
Flavor
 
Full Mild Moderte
Texture
 
Full Mild Moderte

Scientific Name:

Aphareus rutilans

Seasonal Availabiliy:

September-May

Cooking Preparations:

  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Broil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam

Lb Size:   5-20

Yield:   46-48

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