Uku (Grey Jobfish)

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These fish are often underrated because they lack the outer beauty of the Opakapaka, Onaga, and Lehi. However, this shallow water Snapper, found in depths of 80 to 300 feet, is outstanding when saut'ed, poached, broiled, baked or fried. Uku is caught year round in Hawaii but has the greatest availability during the its summer spawning season. Higher fat content in the early summer months (May-July) lends itself to sashimi preparation although Uku is usually served as a cooked dish.

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 50mg
  • Sodium 65mg
  • Protein 24g
  • Omega-3 300mg

Scientific Name:

Aprion virescens

Seasonal Availabiliy:

Year Round

Regions Found:

Primary Product Form:

Cooking Preparations:

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

Lb Size:   5-20

Yield:   46-48

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