Onaga (Long Tail Red Snapper)

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Also known as the Onaga, this fish wins the most beautiful Snapper award. These fish are Revlon red with silver white sides, big black eyes and a long swallow-like tail. Onaga live in depths ranging from 700 to 900 feet and are a prize catch. Onaga are caught exclusively by hook and line methods and are Hawaii's second most abundant bottom fish in terms of total catch and value. Onaga fillets are a clear light pinkish flesh similar to the Opakapaka but somewhat softer. It can be prepared in a variety of ways including sashimi style.

Flavor Profile:
Full Mild Moderte
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Omega-3 875mg
  • Calories 120
  • Total Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Sodium 90mg
  • Protein 22g

Scientific Name:

Etelis coruscans

Seasonal Availabiliy:

Fall & Winter

Cooking Preparations:

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

Lb Size:   5-20

Yield:   46-48