Moon Fish Skin on Boneless Fillet - Average 12 to 18 Oz.
Opah is also known as Moonfish, Hawaiian Moonfish, Sunfish, Kingfish, Red fin Ocean Pan and Jerusalem Haddock.
Moonfish is firm, rich and tasty. Moonfish is a rich source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. It is also low in sodium. Hawaii Moonfish also provides about 1800 mg of omega-3’s (DHA and EPA) per 4 ounce serving of fresh fish.
An opah has three types of flesh, each a different color. Behind the head and along the backbone is an attractive orange colored flesh. Toward the belly, the flesh pales to a pink color. The fish's cheeks yield dark red flesh. These types of flesh all cook to a white color.
Suggested Preparations: Raw (sashimi), Broiled, Baked, Sautéed, Steamed, Smoked.
Almost nothing is known of opah biology and ecology. They are presumed to live out their entire lives in the open ocean. They are apparently solitary, but are known to school and swim at constantly high speeds with tuna.
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