Hapu'upu'u (Hawaiian Grouper)

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This member of the grouper fish family is considered to have the flavor and consistency of the Hawaiian Spiny Lobster. The fish usually vary in size from 5 to 30 pounds with the heaviest catches occurring between Fall and Spring (October - April). It is excellent for all cooking methods and is available at moderate price levels. Smaller Hapu'upu'u (1-5 pounds) are a favorite in Chinese restaurants while the larger fish are typically filleted and distributed to be cooked in a variety of ways. It can also be portioned to be served raw as ceviche.

Flavor Profile:
Full Mild Moderte
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Calories 90
  • Fat Calories 10
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Protein 21g

Scientific Name:

Epinephelus quernus

Seasonal Availabiliy:

Fall, Winter, Spring

Cooking Preparations:

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

Lb Size:   5-50

Yield:   35-38

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