Opah or Moonfish (Lampris regius) is one of the most colorful fish species available in Hawaii. 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 is pales to a pink color. The fish’s cheeks yield dark red flesh. These types of flesh all cook to a white color. Opah flesh is firm and rich in flavor. Opah can be consumed raw (sashimi), broiled, baked, sautéed, steamed or smoked.
Seasonal availability: from April to August
Seasonal Availability of Hawaii’s Major Fish Species
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