Opakapaka (Pink Snapper)

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These snappers can be caught year round in Hawaiian waters although winter is considered the peak season. In modern times Opakapaka has been the most abundant Hawaiian bottom fish in terms of landed weight and total catch value. Caught in depths of 300 to 500 feet of water, Opakapaka are moist, delicate fish with white fillets that melt in your mouth when saut'ed, baked, steamed, or broiled. Their size ranges from 4 to 14 pounds. They are caught exclusively by hook and line methods and are considered to be some of the most difficult fish to catch..

Flavor Profile:
Full Mild Moderte
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Calories 110
  • Fat Calories 10
  • Total Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Protein 25g
  • Omega-3 275mg

Scientific Name:

Pristipomoides filamentosus

Seasonal Availabiliy:

Year Round

Cooking Preparations:

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

Lb Size:   5-12

Yield:   46-48