Opah (Moonfish)

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Long regarded as a "good luck" fish it was traditionally not sold - but given away as a gesture of good will in the Hawaiian islands. Opah range from 60 to over 200 pounds and is usually found in the company of tuna and billfish. They are caught year round on long line gear with the peak season being between April and August. Opah has four distinct types of flesh ranging from peak to a very dark red depending on what area of the fish it comes from. Much of it's flesh is rich and fatty and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways from sashimi to broiling. This versatility makes it desirable to many restaurants.

Flavor Profile:
Flavor
 
Full Mild Moderte
Texture
 
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Omega-3 1800mg
  • Calories 170
  • Fat Calories 80
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 80mg
  • Protein 24g

Scientific Name:

Lampris regius

Seasonal Availabiliy:

Year Round

Cooking Preparations:

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

Lb Size:   100-500

Yield:   35-40

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